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Eight Ways to Celebrate the Reopening of Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon Water Park

We were thrilled to learn this morning that the rumors are true, Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon Water Park is reopening on January 2! If you’re looking for ways to celebrate while you’re there, Jeremy Schoolfield has shared the following suggestions with Disney Parks Blog:

Surf’s up at Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon Water Park! I am thrilled to share that the tropical island-inspired theme park will reopen to guests Jan. 2, 2022. With the Walt Disney World Resort 50th Anniversary celebration underway, now is the perfect time to visit the Disney Water Parks. Thanks to Florida’s typically comfortable winter weather, Typhoon Lagoon is a vacation destination for families all year round.

1. Create Your Own Custom DOLE Whip Dessert

4 cups of Dole Whip flavors at Disney's Typhoon Lagoon Water Park

From sweet new menu items to favorite attractions, there is so much to see and do at Typhoon Lagoon. To help you prepare for your next visit, here are eight totally tubular ways to celebrate reopening day!

Head to Snack Shack next to Typhoon Tilly’s to sample items from a delicious list of all-new frozen dessert bar menu items. Now is your chance to mix and match your favorite DOLE Whip flavors including mango, pineapple, lime and raspberry to build your own refreshing treat. Adult guests can even choose to complement their DOLE Whips by adding tequila, coconut rum or dark rum. And make sure to also check out new Moana-inspired DOLE Whip cones, also available at Snack Shack. 

Related: Typhoon Lagoon Reopening January 2nd

2. Catch a Wave

Disney's Typhoon Lagoon Water Park wave pool

Hang 10 at the Typhoon Lagoon Surf Pool, America’s largest outdoor wave pool. A favorite attraction among guests, the Typhoon Lagoon Surf pool also offers Surfing Programs so you can book time to learn to surf during a private lesson. 

3. Chute Down Crush ‘n’ Gusher 

A couple high-fiving on the Crush 'N' Gusher water slide.

What do you get when you combine a water slide and roller coaster? A water coaster! Grab a friend and choose from one of three tropical fruit-themed chutes: Pineapple Plunger, Coconut Crusher or Banana Blaster. 

4. Indulge in 50th Anniversary-Inspired Menu Items

EARidescent Ice Dream Cone

From Walt’s Chili Nachos, which offer a special twist on one of Walt Disney’s favorite meals, to the EARidescent Ice Dream Cone, a birthday cake-flavored soft-serve treat, Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon is home to a variety of delicious anniversary-themed treats. 

5. Bliss Out at Castaway Creek

People in intertubes enjoying the Castaway Creek lazy river.

Looking for the perfect way to unwind? Head to Castaway Creek for a peaceful drift down a 2,000-foot lazy river, floating past shady grottoes, thundering waterfalls, overhead rope bridges and lush rainforest landscapes.

6. Don’t ‘Miss’ Out on Miss Adventure Falls 

A family of three on a large inter tube on Miss Adventure Falls.

As the story goes, Miss Adventure Falls is owned by Captain Mary Oceaneer – a sea-faring treasure hunter whose haul got caught in the rogue typhoon. This thrilling family-friendly adventure is the newest attraction at Typhoon Lagoon and gives you a chance to hunt for Captain Mary’s scattered global treasures during your voyage. 

7. Relax in a Beachcomber Shack

Four friends enjoying bites and beverages in the Beachcomber Shack cabana space.

Relax in your very own private piece of paradise by booking a Beachcomber Shack, a luxury cabana space featuring cushioned seating, secluded shade and exclusive menu. 

8. Hurry to Humunga Kowabunga 

Thrill seekers will love the near-vertical drops at Humunga Kowabunga, a downhill flume slide that uses the steep slopes of Mount Mayday. 

Learn more about the Disney Water Parks and how to include Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon in your next Walt Disney World vacation here.

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About Paula K

I grew up in Western Massachusetts. When I was nine my family went to Disneyland and I was hooked. I grew up, attended New England College in Henniker, NH and eventually moved to Virginia. I worked as a disc jockey, married and became a full time mom when our daughter was born. Fast forward several years. In 2010 we moved to Central Florida and my Disney obsession grew. I now work as a freelance writer and spend my spare time in the parks. Under the name Paula Brown I penned the novels Dream Wanderers and The Coffee Cruiser. I also am a co-author of Dining at Walt Disney World: The Definitive Guide. I'm obsessed with Star Wars, so this is a good time to live in Central Florida. I've been a vegetarian for well over a decade, a choice that my daughter eventually made as well. While my husband still hasn't joined us fully he has given up most meats except for seafood. I was relieved to find that vegetarian dining is not difficult at Walt Disney World.