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#AskIt Results: Best Disney World Water Park

by on June 28, 2017

Last week, we took a ride on the lazy river of your thoughts and asked “Which Walt Disney World water park is best?” This week the results are in and fairly decisive.

The votes are in!

Blizzard Beach – 39%

Typhoon Lagoon – 61%

The Disney water parks have a lot in common. Both are highly themed with slides and raft rides, kids areas, wave pools, and lazy rivers.

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#AskIt – Best Disney World Water Park

by on June 21, 2017

Maybe it’s because the summer heat is upon us. Maybe it’s because Volcano Bay may not be quite ready for primetime. But I’ve got water parks on the mind today. Disney has two highly themed ones for you to choose from, and they both have their advantages. So which do you prefer?

  • Typhoon Lagoon (64%, 271 Votes)
  • Blizzard Beach (36%, 153 Votes)

Total Voters: 424

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Please let us know your thoughts by voting and in the comments. Feel free to use the comments to wax poetic about River Country too!

Disney’s Water Parks Testing Virtual Lines

by on March 29, 2017

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Universal Orlando Resort is going to be doing it with Volcano Bay, so it was only a matter of time before Disney tried their hand at virtual lines. The Walt Disney World water parks, both Disney’s Blizzard Beach and Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon are currently testing a virtual line queuing system until April 7.

Guests who visit the water parks will be able to reserve a place in line for specific attractions and will not have to physically wait in said line. Instead, they can go ahead and do something else. When their time to ride the attraction is ready, they will then be able to do so with a minimal wait.

According to the Orlando Sentinel, Guests are given a printed card with a rubber band, making the whole thing wearable. Guests are given a 15 minute time window with which to return to ride the attraction.

This test is currently taking place at Blizzard Beach on Summit Plummet, Slush Gusher, and Downhill Double Dipper and at the all-new Miss Adventure Falls attraction at Typhoon Lagoon.

This current test is not connected to FastPass+, therefore, you cannot book reserved times ahead of your vacation via the My Disney Experience app.

 

 

 

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Miss Adventure Falls to Open at Typhoon Lagoon Soon

by on March 2, 2017

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Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon‘s newest water attraction, Miss Adventure Falls (formerly known as Miss Fortune Falls) will be opening on March 12!

During the attraction, Guests will be introduced to treasure hunting, Captain Mary Oceaneer. She got stranded with her pet parrot at Typhoon Lagoon years ago by the rogue storm. During the attraction, Guests will be transported in their treasure rafts to the top of the slide where they will pass by Mary’s wrecked ship and see her parrot who is found among her treasures. That’s when the white-water rapids adventure will take Guests through twists and turns, all while seeing artifacts from Captain Oceaneer’s worldwide treasure hunts.

Miss Adventure Falls will be the longest attraction at Typhoon Lagoon – clocking in at two minutes – and will be a ride the whole family can enjoy.

Updated Information About New Typhoon Lagoon Attraction

by on January 17, 2017

Well, it appears, according to Disney, as though there is a bit of a change when it comes to the new Typhoon Lagoon family raft ride. The attraction, which was once called Miss Fortune Falls, is now apparently going to be called Miss Adventure Falls.

And let me tell you, Miss Adventure Falls looks incredible, at least according to this concept art!

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Miss Adventure Falls will still feature the story of sea-faring treasure hunter, Captain Mary Oceaneer. She traveled across the sea collecting unique artifacts before she became stranded by the rogue storm.

During the attraction, which is the longest attraction at a Disney Water Park, Guests will board a 4-person treasure raft and travel up a conveyor belt that then takes you straight into the action. Along the way, Guests will be able to spot artifacts that had been collected, as well as meeting Mary’s old diving partner, an Audio-Animatronics parrot, who just so happens to still be hunting for treasures at Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon.

Miss Adventure Falls will be located near Crush n’ Gusher and will clock in at approximately two minutes. It looks like it will be a great adventure, indeed!

Shark Reef Closing at Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon

by on September 14, 2016

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Shark Reef, a unique experience at Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon water park, will be closed effective October 3, 2016. This move is part of the park’s continued growth and expansion.

Recently Disney announced that it would build a new water attraction called Miss Fortune Falls, a white-water, family-friendly adventure.

Shark Reef allowed Guests to don fins, mask, snorkel and a life vest before snorkeling in the an extremely cold saltwater pool that was home to fish, rays, and very small sharks. Those who didn’t want to swim could still see the fish through a underwater glass viewing window.

The animals currently found in Shark Reef will be relocated to other places around the Walt Disney World Resort.

Change in Wheelchair Rentals Now Offered at Disney’s Water Parks

by on August 23, 2016

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It appears that Disney is making a change to their wheelchair rentals that are available at their water parks. These rentals, which are available at Singapore Sal’s at Typhoon Lagoon and at the Beach Haus at Blizzard Beach, will now cost $12 a day. It is also required that Guests leave a $100 refundable deposit which will be returned upon the return of the rental. This wheelchair rental is able to be transferable across the parks, with a receipt, as long as they are available.

This change is being done in an effort to align with the options available at Guest Services found at Disney’s theme parks, at Disney Springs, and at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex.

In addition to wheelchairs, a limited number of ECV rentals will continue to be available for $50 with a $100 refundable deposit.

Make sure to keep this change in mind should you need to rent a wheelchair at one of Disney’s water parks going forward.

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New Miss Fortune Falls Attraction Announced for Typhoon Lagoon

by on August 3, 2016

Miss Fortune Falls Water Raft Ride

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It had been known for months that Disney was going to be adding a new attraction to their water park, Typhoon Lagoon. We now have details what Guests can expect to experience with this fun-filled family water ride.

Miss Fortune Falls (haha…I love a good pun) will be a family-style raft attraction that takes Guests through the fabled Captain Mary Oceanear’s past. The story goes that Captain Oceanear, a treasure-hunting heroine, traveled across the sea collecting unique artifacts before she became stranded at the water park by a rogue storm.

Once Guests board their treasure rafts, they will journey through Captain Oceaneer’s past before plunging into a white-water adventure. During their ride, Guests will be able to see some of the artifacts that Captain Mary Oceaneer has collected as she adventured around the world.

Miss Fortune Falls will be located near Crush n’ Gusher. Lasting about two minutes, it will be the longest ride for any Disney water park.

The new Typhoon Lagoon attraction will open in the spring of 2017. Stay tuned to the blog for more details!

Disney Grad Nite H2O Coming to Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon in 2017

by on May 19, 2016

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Many years ago, Walt Disney World held Grad Nights. During these special evenings, high school seniors would be able to celebrate their graduation with friends and classmates at the Magic Kingdom in a fun evening. The event was ended a few years back, but I bring good news, because beginning in 2017, Disney Grad Nite H2O will be debuting at Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon!

The Disney Grad Nite H2O event will occur on select Friday nights in April 2017 and will be themed as a beach party. The evening, which lasts from 8:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m. will include Disney characters, a DJ, music, dance parties, and water park fun.

This special ticketed event will be offered on April 7, 21 and 28 for a cost of $55 plus tax, which includes complimentary food and beverage offerings and a commemorative mug. Guests will also have the ability to add-on specially priced one day Walt Disney World Theme Park Ticket for an additional $70 plus tax. The add on theme park ticket will be valid to be used anywhere from April 1 – May 5, 2017.

Do keep in mind that this event is an exclusive in-park celebration for graduating high school seniors, however it is open to eligible graduates across the country. Interested schools will need to register online by visiting Disneygradnite.com to reserve space for Disney Grad Night H2O, as the program requires registration of your group before you can purchase tickets.

Disney Park Strengths and Weaknesses: Typhoon Lagoon

by on January 14, 2016

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Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon

Are you a Disney Park critic? I know, it’s hard to be critical of anything Disney (at least I think so), but even I have to admit that I’ve experienced a few things that some parks don’t do as well as others. For today, I’m breaking down the Disney Park Strengths and Weaknesses of not just a theme park, but a water park! Yes, I’m wearing shades and dreaming of the waves as I analyze the Disney Park strengths and weaknesses of Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon.

Typhoon Lagoon first opened to guests in 1989 and is still famous to this day for its Surf Pool, which is the largest in North America and which boasts up to 6-foot waves! In true Disney fashion, Typhoon Lagoon has a theme and a story which is that a tropical typhoon tossed a tropical paradise upside down and left it rather windblown. This is why the buildings lean and the shrimp boat, “Miss Tilly,” is resting precariously on the peak of Mount Mayday!

Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon has 11 attractions, ranging from a themed play area for kids to enclosed water slides to Shark Reef where guests can snorkel among stingrays, tropical fish, and sharks!

Let’s start with Typhoon Lagoon’s strengths!

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Crush n’ Gusher!

Strengths:

Crush n’ Gusher – This Typhoon Lagoon attraction is Disney’s first and only water coaster! The story behind this coaster is that, before the typhoon, it was once a fruit processing plant and the slides or “chutes” once washed the fruit before it was packaged. There are three different chutes, each with their own ride experience! There’s the Banana Blaster which can have up to two riders, and then the Coconut Crusher and Pineapple Plunger which both can have up to three! This water coaster is a real strength for Typhoon Lagoon in that it provides that thrill factor, plus multiple experiences at one attraction. Note: Guests must be 48 inches to ride.

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