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Typhon Lagoon in Disney World
Disney's Typhoon Lagoon, in Florida.

Getting there from Miami

Typhoon Lagoon is located approximately 286 miles north of Miami Beach, FL. If you need transportation from Miami, Fort Lauderdale or Pompano Beach, Miami Beach 411 can arrange a 1-Day Tour or Multi-Day trip.

About the park

Disney's Typhoon Lagoon opened June 1, 1989. The park is 56 acres large and has 12 mild to wild water park attractions.

Legend has it a furious storm once roared across the sea, hurling surf boards into trees, blowing boats through roofs and impaling a shrimp boat on a peak of a volcanic mountain. Left in the typhoon's wake are twisting tides, rapids, waterways and rivers. It is a place to get wet and and enjoy water adventures.

Be warned that this is an outdoor water park. You should prepare for a full day of walking in the hot Florida sun.

Typhoon Lagoon Tickets: Adults $47 Kids (3 to 9) $41
Hours: Depending on the time of year, Typhoon Lagoon park hours can range between 8am and 8pm. Call Guest Services at (407) 824-4321 for water park hours during your visit.
Parking: Included with admission
Address: 1195 East Buena Vista Dr., Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830

Park tips
  • Kids under 10 years of age must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Bring waterproof sunscreen.
  • Claim your lounge chair early
  • Picnics are permitted.
  • Disposable underwater cameras are available at the park.
  • Towels are available for rent.
  • Don't wear a watch; you can see the time from the park's Clock Tower.
  • Bring water shoes.
  • Wear a one piece swimsuit if you plan on going on a mild but wild ride.
  • During the summer months, the best time to visit is after 3pm.
  • Lockers may be rented for a small fee during your visit.
  • Swim attire with rivets, buckles or exposed metal is not permitted.
  • The park will close during thunderstorms. However, if you can wait out the storm or come back later, it will be virtually empty when it reopens.


Park layout

Castaway Creek - A winding creek that twists around the entire park. Relax and keep cool while gliding along on an inner tube. Here's a tip: use the creek as transportation from one side of the park to the other.

Humunga Kowabunga - Three enclosed flume speed slides that whip downhill and drop you five stories in seconds. The ride is listed in the mild but wild category and the height requirement is 48".

Ketchakiddee Creek - A children's water play area with slides, fountains, water holes, a leaking tugboat, and a mini rapids ride. The height requirement is 48".

Mayday Falls - The longest water slide in the park guides you through caves and waterfalls while you sit in your own inner tube.

Shark Reef - This snorkeling area is populated with over 4,000 tropical fish, rays and small sharks. If you don't want to get in, you can observe the fish via portholes in a walk-through viewing area. Snorkeling equipment is available at no extra charge. Guests may also use their own equipmentbut, but no fins are allowed.

Surf Pool
- This is one of the only places in FL where body surfing is any good. When you get tired, you can c
atch a break in the calmer waters or relax on the white sand.

Up to 20 surfers can book the wave pool before or after hours. A 5-foot wave can be produced from the left and right. Call 407-WDW-SURF (939-7873) for fees and information.

The Surfing School at Typhoon Lagoon has become very popular. If you wish to participate, the cost is $125. Classes are limited in size to 12 students and take place every Tuesday. For more information, call 407/WDW-PLAY.

Other fun areas of the water park include: Crush N' Gusher, Gang Plank Falls, Keelhaul Falls, Sandy White Beach, Shark Reef, Storm Slides, and personal surf lessons.

Restaurants and dining

There are no service restaurants
at this park. The two quick service eateries are the Leaning Palms and Typhoon Tilly's. They both serve American food such as hamburgers, hot dogs, pizza, and ice cream. There is also a picnic area where you can bring your own food.

Orlando weather


Disney vacations

The least crowded time to visit is from Labor Day to Thanksgiving and from the week after President's Day (mid-February) to the start of Spring Break (mid-March).

You can definitely make the most of your vacation by staying at one of the Disney World hotels. If you do, you will enjoy special benefits such as Magic Hours, discounts at six Disney World golf courses, and Walt Disney World quality and service.

But if you choose to stay at one of the many hotels near Disney World, you can still visit all of the Disney properties to enjoy the atmosphere, have a meal, or shop. You may be charged for parking, but you can get validated for up to one hour of parking for each $10 you spend while you're there.

Some of the more popular value priced resorts include Walt Disney's
All Star Movies, All Star Music, All Star Sports, and the Pop Century hotel.

Wheelchairs and Electric Convenience Vehicle (ECV) - Rentals are available for a fee of $10 for a wheelchair (multiple day rentals are $8/day) and $35 for the ECV.

Strollers - Strollers are available for rent at the front of the park for a charge of $10/day for a single and $18 for a double.

Contact Info:
Disney-Typhoon Lagoon Water Park
1195 East Buena Vista Dr., Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830
Phone: (407) 824-4321

Grand Opening: June 1, 1989

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