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Typhoon Lagoon is rated 4.5 out of 5.0, based on 663 reader surveys assessing its attractions. (See our Ratings and Research page for details.) Typhoon Lagoon is located at 1195 E Buena Vista Dr in Lake Buena Vista, FL. Its phone number is (407) 939-5277.

Typhoon Lagoon is comparable in size to Blizzard Beach. Eleven waterslides and streams, some as long as 420 feet, drop from the top of a 100-foot-tall man-made mountain. Landscaping and an aftermath-of-a-typhoon theme add interest and a sense of adventure to the wet rides.

Guests enter Typhoon Lagoon through a misty rainforest and then emerge in a ramshackle tropical town where concessions and services are situated. Special sets make every ride an odyssey as swimmers encounter bat caves, lagoons and pools, spinning rocks, formations of dinosaur bones, and many other imponderables.

Typhoon Lagoon has its own parking lot but no lodging. For Disney resort guests commuting to the water park on Disney buses is a little convoluted. First, guest need to take a bus from their resort to Disney Springs then a second bus across the street to Typhoon Lagoon. To get back you reverse the process.

If you indulge in all features of Typhoon Lagoon, admission is a fair value. If you go primarily for the slides, you’ll have only 2 early-morning hours to enjoy them before the wait becomes prohibitive.

Typhoon Lagoon provides water adventure for all ages. Activity pools for young children and families feature geysers, tame slides, bubble jets, and fountains. For the older and more adventurous are the enclosed Humunga Kowabunga speed slides, the corkscrew Storm Slides, and three whitewater raft rides: Gangplank Falls, Keelhaul Falls, and Mayday Falls. Billed as a “water roller coaster,” Crush ’n’ Gusher consists of a series of flumes and spillways that course through an abandoned tropical fruit–processing plant. It features tubes that hold one or two people, and you can choose from three different routes: Banana Blaster, Coconut Crusher, and Pineapple Plunger, ranging from 410 to 420 feet long. Only Crush ’n’ Gusher and the Humunga Kowabunga speed slides (where you can hit 30 miles an hour) have a minimum height requirement of 48 inches.

The showpiece of Typhoon Lagoon is the massive wave pool which produces massive waves that will toss even grown adults at will. It's a fun time, but can definitely be dangerous for small children and poor swimmers. Goggles are not allowed during the waves and we suggest water shoes because the bottom of the wave pool is very rough and will create scrapes and brush burns. If giant waves aren't your thing, they are periodic with gently bobbing waves in the periods between.

A Waterloo, Ontario, mom found Typhoon Lagoon more strenuous than she’d anticipated:

I wish I’d been prepared for the fact that we’d have to haul the tubes up the stairs of Crush ’n’ Gusher. My daughter was not strong enough to carry hers, so I had to lug them up by myself. I was EXHAUSTED by the end of the day, and my arms ached for a couple of days afterward. Had I known that was the case, I would have started lifting weights several months before our trip in preparation!

A New Jersey reader agreed:

Thumbs WAY DOWN to the designer who made several places in the queue for Storm Slides where the stairs go DOWN then back UP then back DOWN then UP again—leading to all guests walking UP extra needless fights of stairs. BOO!

Slower metabolisms will enjoy the meandering, 2,000-foot-long Castaway Creek, which floats tubers through hidden grottoes and rainforests. And, of course, the sedentary will usually find plenty of sun to sleep in. Typhoon Lagoon’s Surf Pool and Shark Reef are unique, the former being the world’s largest inland surf facility, with waves up to 6 feet high (enough, so Disney says, to “encompass an ocean liner”). Shark Reef is a saltwater snorkeling pool with tropical fish.

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Typhoon Lagoon Attractions

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Typhoon Lagoon Dining

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