A Closer Look at Disney World’s Water Parks: Blizzard Beach and Typhoon Lagoon



With summer just around the corner, you can bet the Disney World Water Parks are going to be busy as ever!

As Disney legend says, Blizzard Beach was once a ski resort after a freak snowstorm in Florida but the snow did not last long and eventually melted away but left behind snowless ski jumps and chair lifts. Instead of closing the ski resort, the ski resort operators saw the parks potential and the mountain of snow became Blizzard Beach, “the most slushy, slippery, exhilarating water park anywhere.”

Blizzard Beach is the largest water park at Disney World with more than 17 water slides, a wave pool, an area for pre-teens and an area for the little ones. The most popular attraction at Blizzard Beach is Summit Plummit, the standing 120 feet tall it is one of the world’s tallest and fastest free falling slides.  Some other more popular attractions include Slush Gusher, Downhill Double Dipper and the Chair Lift. All of those attractions have a height restrictions.  Though, there are lots of attractions that are family friendly! Teamboat Springs– the world’s longest family raft ride, Toboggan Racers, Snow Stormers, Runoff Rapids and Cross Country Creek are attractions the whole family can enjoy.

Ski Patrol Training Camp is an area designated just for Pre-Teens and Tike’s Peak is an area designated for children under 4 feet tall (of course, parents can play too!)


When it comes to water parks the Disney legends don’t end there! Typhoon Lagoon came about after a typhoon wrecked havoc  upon a previously pristine tropical paradise. Ships, fishing gear and surf boards are scattered about where the storm flung them. The centerpiece of the park is “Miss Tilly,” a shrimp boat impaled upon Mount Mayday which erupts a 50 foot geyser of water every half hour.

Surf Pool, the largest wave pool in the world has waves as high as 6 feet tall. You can even take surfing lessons in it! Typhoon Lagoon has several water slides and raft rides. Crush ‘N’ Gusher is a water coaster that is propelled through uphill climbs, steep drops and sharp turns.  Shark Reef is an area designated for snorkeling alongside tropical fish, stingrays and yes, sharks!

Ketchakiddie Creek is an interactive water play area for kids under 4 feet tall. Scaled down slides, a mini inner-tube rapid ride and animal fountains are some of the kid style thrills you will find here!

Blizzard Beach and Typhoon Lagoon have a variety of  Quick Service restaurants to grab a bite to eat that also accept the Disney Dining Plan Quick Serve credits.

There you have an overview of Disney World’s two water parks. You can add this on to your Disney World ticket by getting the Water Park n More option. Which water park is your favorite?

Let me help you plan your next visit to one or both of these water parks! Contact me at jillian@mickeytravels.com or find me on Facebook. All of my services are 100% FREE and include help with choosing a resort, dining reservation, Fastpass+ and much more!


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