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54 Awesome Tips for Fun at Disney World Water Parks

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So many great tips for having fun at the Disney World water parks! Thanks for sharing!

Typhoon Lagoon Tips

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So many great tips for Typhoon Lagoon! Thanks for sharing!

Thanks to >> @disneywithkandj

On your way into the park look for the signs by the side of the road which tell the story about how Typhoon Lagoon came to be.

Legend tells that a powerful typhoon wreaked havoc on a seaside village and left the ships, surfboards, buoys, and other flotsam strewn about its lagoon and rivers in its wake.

At the back of the park you will see the Miss Tilly shrimp boat, which is perched perilously atop a volcanic mountain. Every few minutes, the mountain lets loose a volcanic tremor and sends an enormous wave rippling across the lagoon.

Every hour on the hour Miss Tilly’s horn blows loud and clear and a series of tidal wave sized waves are let loose in the lagoon.

1. Most guests head to the area around the Wave Pool to set up camp and it can become crowded. For a quieter spot with a little more shade head to Out of the Way Cay. Go around the changing rooms in the locker area and then follow the signs for Crush ‘n’ Gusher. You can set up camp and there is a shallow pool area for the little ones to play in.

2. For a water slide with a difference check out the water coaster: Crush ‘n’ Gusher. You’ll sit atop a rubber ring and be blasted upwards through a series of tubes until splashing down into the pool below.

3. For an added thrill ride try out the double and triple tubes – but make sure the heaviest guest sits at the back of the tube – place a little one there and they might fly out!

4. For the thrill seekers among you don’t miss Humunga Kowabunga, a speed slide that will send you plunging straight down a huge drop. Ladies – wearing a two-piece bathing costume is not the best idea if you want to try this slide!

5. If your little ones are brave enough for Humunga Kowabunga make sure they know to lie down with their arms crashed over their chest until they come to a final stop. Many kids are so excited when they reach the bottom of the slide that they try and sit up – do that too soon and the wave of water will send them flying head over heels.

6. If you aren’t brave enough to slide there is a shaded area at the foot of the slide with bleachers – perfect for waiting for the braver member of your party – or just watching complete strangers experience the slide!

7. Travelling with little ones who are shorter than 48 inches? Head to Ketchakiddee Creek for squirting play things, water jets and mini water slides.

8. The closest toilets to Ketchakiddee Creek are over the little bridge near to the wave-production area of the Surf Pool – check it out on your park map.

9. At the entrance to the Surf Pool you will find several ‘tide pools’ – areas in the sand that fill with water when the tide comes in. These pools make perfect play areas for little ones – especially if they have a bucket and spade. If you forget to bring a set from home you can buy a plastic bucket from Singapore Sal’s the store near the locker rentals.

10. If you have older children who aren’t quite ready for the ‘adult’ slides on offer you should head to the Bay Slides on the far left side of the Surf Pool.

11. For the ultimate in relaxation away from the hustle and bustle of the parks head down to Castaway Creek. Board a rubber ring and float around the 2,100 foot river which circles the park.

12. The Surf Pool is not to be missed. The waves run on a cycle – 90 minutes of continuous surf waves, 5 minutes rest, 10 minutes of bobbing waves, 5 minutes of rest, 10 more minutes of bobbing waves and then it all starts over again.

13. You need to be a strong swimmer if you plan to venture far into the Surf Pool – and floatation devices are not allowed.

14. Be careful with little ones in the Surf Pool – the shallow end might look safe but the recall on the waves when they crash to the shore is strong and can pull your feet from under you.

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