Typhoon Lagoon

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    ABOUT

    Opening on June 1, 1989, Typhoon Lagoon joined River Country as the second water park at the Walt Disney World Resort. Since the 2001 closure of River Country, Blizzard Beach and Typhoon Lagoon are the two water parks still in operation at the resort.

    The fictitious backstory of Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon ties back to a typhoon that devastated a tropical paradise. Wreckage surrounds the park, highlighted by the park’s icon, Miss Tilly. Miss Tilly was a shrimp boat that landed atop Mount Mayday following the typhoon. Every half hour, a geyser erupts out of Mount Mayday shooting water 50 feet in the air.

    The park’s mascot is Lagoona Gator and the attraction lineup is divided throughout the park as follows:

    Mount Mayday

    • Humanga Kowabunga
    • Storm Slides
    • Gang Plank Falls
    • Mayday Falls
    • Keelhaul Falls

    Hideaway Bay

    • Crush ‘n’ Gusher
    • Miss Adventure Falls

    Typhoon Lagoon

    • Typhoon Lagoon Surf Pool
    • Bay Slides
    • Blustery Bay
    • Whitecap Cove
    • Learn to Surf

    The park also features Castaway Creek, a lazy river that circles the entire park as well as Ketchakiddee Creek, a children’s play area.

    HISTORICAL NOTES

    The park officially opened on June 1, 1989

    GONE BUT NOT FORGOTTEN

    SIGNIFICANT PERSONNEL

    Kevin Rafferty – Walt Disney Imagineering

    PHOTO GALLERIES