If you want to visit Disney World but aren’t exactly excited by the thought of getting sweaty just walking around the theme parks, then maybe you should visit the resort’s water parks instead. Disney World is home to two water parks, Blizzard Beach and Typhoon Lagoon, both of which are filled with attractions that kids and adults will definitely enjoy.
Blizzard Beach features a lot of thrilling slides and attractions, but if you want to enjoy snorkeling and surfing along with swimming, then you’ll want to visit Typhoon Lagoon. Typhoon Lagoon features the largest outdoor wave pool in the world, as well as two saltwater reefs that stingrays, bonnethead shark, and leopard shark call home.
Unlike Blizzard Beach, which is divided into specific slopes, Typhoon Lagoon doesn’t have any clearly defined areas. The most noticeable landmark in the water park is Mount Mayday, which features most of the park’s slides. One of the most popular slide attractions in the water park is Humunga Kowabunga, which sends riders side-by-side down a height of five stories in seconds. Storm Slides offer three shorter slides that twist down three stories, ending at a splash pool.
At Hideaway Bay, guests can find the Sandy White Beach area and the Crush ‘n’ Gusher attraction. This water coaster is the first such attraction to be built on a Disney water park. Guests can choose between three slides: the Banana Blaster, the Coconut Crusher, or the Pineapple Plunger. The slides can accommodate rafts for two or three people, sending riders to a 400-foot trip to Hideaway Bay.
You can also learn how to surf at Typhoon Lagoon. On select days, the Learn to Surf program is available before the water park opens. Professional instructors from Craig Carroll’s Cocoa Beach Surf School offer2-and-a-half hours’ worth of surfing lessons at the water park’s famous Surf Pool.