Here’s When Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon Will Reopen for the Season

Typhoon Lagoon
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The Walt Disney World Resort is heating things up this summer with new experiences at the theme parks, like TRON Lightcycle / Run in the Magic Kingdom and the EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival running through July 5, 2023.

The Resort has also added new dates and special events for its After Hours series, including H2O Glow Nights at Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon. While H2O Nights begin in May, Disney has now confirmed that the water park will reopen earlier in the season giving Guests more time to cool down at Typhoon Lagoon.

Disney's Typhoon Lagoon Water Park

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Disney’s two water parks, Typhoon Lagoon and Blizzard Beach both operate seasonally with each Park closing for an annual refurbishment. In years past, both water parks typically reopened for the summer season so Guests would have the option of choosing to spend the day at either one. Since the COVID-19 pandemic shaped operations at the Walt Disney World Resort, only one water park has been open at a given time.

The Disney Parks Blog has officially announced that Typhoon Lagoon water park will reopen on March 19, 2023.

Disney's Typhoon Lagoon Slides

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With the reopening date confirmed for Typhoon Lagoon, Blizzard Beach is now set to close on March 18, 2023 for its annual refurbishment.

When Blizzard Beach reopened last year, Disney surprised Guests by adding new thematic elements from Frozen (2013) including Anna and Elsa and “Snowgies.” As such, fans have also speculated that Typhoon Lagoon will reopen with a retheme as well, though Disney’s latest blog post does not indicate that a retheme is happening.

Typhoon Lagoon After Hours

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About Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon

Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon is home to some of the Resort’s fan-favorite water attractions, including the Surf Pool, the largest wave pool in North America, Crush ‘n’ Gusher, the Park’s water coaster-style slide, the Miss Adventure Falls family raft ride, and Ketchakiddee Creek, an area exclusively for little ones, just to name a few.

H2O Glow After Hours Nights kick off on May 20, 2023 at Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon with a live DJ, specialty snacks, and access to favorite attractions across the Park. Tickets are available now on Disney’s official website.

Both Disney water parks do not require reservations to visit, so you can always purchase a last-minute ticket or add the water parks option fo your regular theme park ticket package for a spontaneous way to cool off during your next Disney vacation.

About Brittany DiCologero

Brittany is a New England-based writer focused on the history of the Walt Disney World Resort. She is the author of "Red, White, and Disney: The Myths and Reality of American History at the Walt Disney World Resort," and "Brittany Earns Her Ears."