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Disney opens Miss Adventure Falls at Typhoon Lagoon

This weekend Typhoon Lagoon re-opened after its yearly off-season refurbishment period. Along with almost all of the old favorite water park experiences you remember, there’s a new attraction that families will love – Miss Adventure Falls. The new raft ride takes guests on a fast-paced… Read More »Disney opens Miss Adventure Falls at Typhoon Lagoon

Raft Ride at Typhoon Lagoon gets new name, concept art

Typhoon Lagoon, Walt Disney World’s biggest water park, will soon be even bigger. Later this spring a new family raft ride will add even more fun to the themed water park. When we first announced the ride, it’s name was “Miss Fortune Falls,” but since… Read More »Raft Ride at Typhoon Lagoon gets new name, concept art

New family style raft ride at Typhoon Lagoon will be its longest

Back in June we revealed the plans for a new ride coming to Typhoon Lagoon. Disney has officially announced the name for that attraction – Miss Fortune Falls. The new attraction will clock in at around two-minutes of water-splashing fun, making it the lengthiest attraction… Read More »New family style raft ride at Typhoon Lagoon will be its longest

Plans for new ride at Typhoon Lagoon revealed

It’s been 8 years since Disney last added an attraction to either of its water parks. Crush ‘n’ Gusher brought the concept of a ‘water coaster’ to Walt Disney World in 2005 with the promise of more coming soon. Alas, the great recession put any… Read More »Plans for new ride at Typhoon Lagoon revealed

Seasonal Pricing comes to Walt Disney World water parks too

It is now more expensive to put on those water-wings and enjoy Disney’s Blizzard Beach or Typhoon Lagoon with new seasonal pricing that just rolled out for the popular water parks. Today marked the first day for tiered pricing at Walt Disney World’s theme parks.… Read More »Seasonal Pricing comes to Walt Disney World water parks too

Disney World Water Parks – Cool Off In Style

Do you feel that? It feels…sticky and humid, or as us Floridians call it, the indication of the return to summer weather. Do you know what else that means? Water Parks! One of the best things about Florida is the abundance of water parks in Orlando and across the state. Now, don’t get me wrong, there are some great water parks not on Disney property, (Try Adventure Island, Wet N’ Wild or Aquatica!), but Disney Water Parks are piece de resistance. Two highly themed worlds that transport you into a world of liquid goodness. Blizzard Beach and Typhoon Lagoon are wonderful additions to the Walt Disney World Resort that should NOT be ignored while you are on a vacation to the area. Here is a brief synopsis of the two parks “back stories” (Those imagineers…always wanted to tell a story!).

Typhoon Lagoon is how it is now after a (shockingly) typhoon ripped though a tropical paradise… well… used to be a tropical paradise. Boats, Cargo, everything was thrown all over the area, creating the rides and landmarks seen throughout the park. For example, Miss Tilly is the name of the shrimp boat atop Mount Mayday. (P.S. Remember, every half an hour, Miss Tilly shoots a 50 foot water geyser!) It opened in 1989.

Blizzard Beach has a more detailed story behind its creation. On this tiny sliver of the Disney property, a freak snowstorm hit. This, of course, launched the creation of Florida’s first ski resort. Amazingly, (That was sarcasm) the snow melted. The entrepreneurs had no idea what to do with themselves, until they saw an alligator (The park’s mascot, Ice Gator) sliding down one of the old slopes. They decided to turn the area into a water park…the smarter choice. The park opened in 1995.

Typhoon Lagoon has the world’s largest wave pool, while Blizzard Beach has the world’s tallest and fastest water slide. Typhoon Lagoon has a free to swim in Shark Reef, while Blizzard Beach has a really cool ski lift. They both have their own unique style.

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Unnamed Storm Closes Disney World Water Park

A large tropical disturbance is threatening to grow into a tropical storm and menace Central Florida Tuesday and Wednesday. Disney has confirmed it will close Typhoon Lagoon Tuesday because of the storm. No status was given for Blizzard Beach, however it is scheduled to close… Read More »Unnamed Storm Closes Disney World Water Park