Visiting Disney Water Parks
Updated: Jul 16, 2019
Walt Disney World may be known for its four amazing theme parks, but did you know it is also boasts two great water parks?
Typhoon Lagoon opened in 1989 and is themed around Mount Mayday where an epic storm tossed boats around like toys and launched surfboards into palm trees! It is home to one of the largest wave pools in North America where you can experience 6ft swells throughout the day. The newest attraction Miss Adventure Falls in a family style raft-ride that is the longest ride at any Disney water park. Along the way of this white-water adventure you may encounter the only animatronic at any Disney water park, a talking parrot who is hunting for treasure! Another great multi passenger ride is Crush ‘N' Gusher. This is a water coaster that you can ride solo or grab a friend and ride together. You will be propelled by powerful water jets that rolls up, down and all around in a one of a kind experience. If you are looking for more of a thrill be sure to check out Humunga Kowabunga. These 3 enclosed body slides will drop you down 214ft in total darkness! For the smaller ones in your group, Ketchakiddee Creek is the perfect place to play with the seals, crocodiles and elephants while exploring a small sandy beach and mini waterslides. If it is characters you are looking for be sure to check outside High N’ Dry rentals where you may be able to meet Lilo and Stitch!
Blizzard Beach opened in 1995 and is themed around a freak snow storm that covered central Florida in snow so naturally a ski resort popped up to include a ski lift! Blizzard Beach is home to the most heart pounding attractions amongst the water parks, Summit Plummet! Hop on the chairlift and get ready for this 360ft long and nearly 12 stories freefall body slide! If you need to work your way up to the big guy take a detour to Slush Gusher and zoom down the 90ft slide that sits next to Summit Plummet. If a relaxing day is more your speed be sure to check out Cross County Creek a 3,000ft long lazy river through caves, grottoes and the forest or splash in gentle waves of Melt-Away Bay. For the small ones under 48 inches, Tikes Peak has multiple slides including a junior inner-tube ride perfect for your preschooler. You can also share a moment with Goofy while at Blizzard Beach.
If you are looking for more privacy while at either of the water parks, Beachcomber Shacks at Typhoon Lagoon and Polar Patios at Blizzard Beach are available to rent private cabanas complete with lounge chairs, a locker, a cooler and more. If you need something a little smaller, Getaway Glen Umbrella and Lodge Umbrella include 2 reserved loungers, 2 beach chairs, a table, towels and a beach umbrella.
Want to see the water parks in a different light? On select nights through August 24th, 2019 you can experience Typhoon Lagoon at H20 Glow Night! This night time pool party runs from 8pm-11pm for $59 plus tax. There is limited time food offerings, a DJ keeping the party going on the sandy beaches and special meet and greets with your favorite Toy Story characters!