Walt Disney World Closing Typhoon Lagoon in May for Refurbishment

Disney has scheduled to close Typhoon Lagoon for 2 days in May.  The expected closure is for a planned refurbishment and maintenance to be completed at the water park.  The closure is expected to occur from May 15th through May 16th, with the park planned to re-open to guests on May 17th.  Blizzard Beach will maintain regular operating hours and schedules throughout this entire closure.  This is a bit of a surprising closure given that the park was just closed for months and we are entering the peak summer time.  If there is regular maintenance to complete, it does make sense that Disney would complete this before summer officially begins.


Typhoon Lagoon was closed for a few months early in the year as Disney planned to open a brand new family raft ride at the park.  Miss Adventure Falls had its grand opening on March 12th and has remained a popular new attraction at the park.  The new family raft replaced the shark reef that used to be there.  The old attraction allowed guests to snorkel with sharks and other fish in extremely chilly water (the temperature that was comfortable to the inhabitants).

Many guests forget that there are water parks at Walt Disney World or just don’t plan enough time to visit them.  That would definitely be a mistake since the water parks are an extremely fun part of the Disney experience.  The water parks are perfectly themed and extremely well maintained.  They are also home to world class attractions that you won’t find at your local water parks.

How many of you make it a point to visit the water parks when you vacation to Walt Disney World?

About Christy Caby

I am a diehard Disney fanatic! I fell in love with all things Disney from an early age and that only increased once I first visited Walt Disney World! It led me to complete a yearlong Disney College Program working at merchandise locations within Disney’s Hollywood Studios (Disney-MGM Studios at that time) and I worked for Disney Parks & Resorts Technology in Project/Program Management. Now I get to write about Disney and help others plan their magical vacations! Disney holds a special place in the hearts of my entire family as my husband proposed there, we honeymooned there, took trips while pregnant with each of my boys and have visited with them many, many times from 8 weeks old through now. One of my favorite memories from each trip is always the look on my kids’ faces the first time they see the castle. I’d love to help you plan your magical vacation! Request a free quote at or look for me on Facebook at Have a magical day!