VIDEO Tour of Walt Disney World’s Typhoon Lagoon Water Park

Ahhh, a real tropical island! A once storm ravaged oasis is on the comeback again and luring visitors with its water features.  I am of course talking about Disney’s TYPHOON LAGOON – My Favorite Water Park Ever!  Continue reading for a video tour giving an overview and highlights of the water park including North America’s largest wave pool, water slides, lazy river, shark reef, and stingrays.

Disney's Typhoon Lagoon

Disney's Typhoon Lagoon, photo courtesy Walt Disney World Resort © Disney. All Rights Reserved

It’s a real living Gilligan’s Island for those of you old enough to remember the nostalgic series.  You absolutely feel a sense of other worldliness once you enter the property that is Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon.  It feels so secluded and so set apart from all the other Walt Disney World properties that I forget exactly where I am for most of the time.  Usually, not being able to glimpse ANY part of the outside unless way atop a slide.

Crush 'n' Gusher water coaster at Disney's Typhoon Lagoon

Crush 'n' Gusher water coaster at Disney's Typhoon Lagoon, photo by Diana Zalucky, courtesy Walt Disney World Resort © Disney. All Rights Reserved

 

And as all Disney themes go, there is a rather unique albeit fake story to go along with this park.  A huge typhoon wreaked havoc upon a formerly pristine tropical paradise.  Ships, fishing gear and surfboards are strewn about where the storm flung them.  The centerpiece of the park is “Miss Tilly,” a shrimp boat impaled upon a mountain named “Mount Mayday” that erupts a 50-foot (15 m) geyser of water every half hour.

The Typhoon Lagoon Surf Pool is the largest outdoor one in North America and it’s my favorite part of the park.  The water is crisp, clean and clear and I don’t have to worry about sharks or other creepy crawlies when having fun here.

Disney'€™s Typhoon Lagoon wave pool

Disney'€™s Typhoon Lagoon wave pool, photo courtesy Walt Disney World Resort © Disney. All Rights Reserved

 

Sit back, relax, enjoy the Caribbean music and have a fun-filled highlight tour through this tropical wonderland.

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About John Saccheri

John Saccheri has been rooted in the Disney culture from childhood. John only had the opportunity to visit Walt Disney World once, at the age of 5. After returning home, he never stopped talking about it, yearning to return. His parents were worried about this “obsession,” but John began working at the age of 12 with a focus on saving up for the next Disney trip. He was able to visit Disney World at least once a year from 14 years old onward. Today, a successful entrepreneur, John was able to move from his hometown of Long Island, New York, to Central Florida to be close to the Mouse. Going to the parks still seems like a fantasy to him!