Walt Disney World® Water Parks
Kara Killen, May 4, 2018
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Walt Disney World® is so well-known for its magical theme parks that we sometimes forget that it offers world-class water parks to keep your family cool and drenched in fun and flurry. When you are ready to get your feet wet, head over to either Blizzard Beach and Typhoon Lagoon – or both.
Legend has it that after a freak snow storm blanketed Florida in white, a ski resort sprang up with slalom courses, toboggan slides and iceberg walkways. And when the weather shifted back to hot, the whole resort began to melt.
At that point, an enterprising alligator saw an opportunity. Clad in a scarf and hat, the gator slid down the ski jump, shouting Yahoo! all the way. With a big splash he landed in a pool of melted snow below the mountain, and the slushy, slippery slopes became an exhilarating water park like no other in the world. Blizzard Beach was born and is themed after a ski resort, complete with ski lifts and the look of snow throughout.
Here you'll discover frosty fun for the whole family. From zipping down the slushy slopes of Mount Gushmore – one of the world's tallest and fastest water slides – to a relaxing float down the tranquil river, it's a great place to enjoy an entire day with the family.
Made in the Shade
Treat your family to convenience and comfort by renting a lodge umbrella which accommodates up to 4 people and includes 2 reserved loungers, 2 beach chairs, a table, a beach umbrella and towels. Or, for a bigger group, renting a Polar Patio is a great way for everyone to relax together. Each reserved area accommodates up to 6 people and comes with a variety of premium amenities.
According to Disney legend, Disney's Typhoon Lagoon was created by an epic storm. Surfboards were hurled into palm trees and boats were tossed around like toys. The typhoon made the storm-soaked Mount Mayday an ideal source for exhilarating waterslides. There are rivers, rapids and slides giving it more of a beach-like theme, which is the main difference from the ski resort theme of Blizzard Beach.
An Experience for All Ages
Enjoy rip-roaring thrill rides like Humunga Kowabunga, the park's fastest, steepest waterslide with a darkened 5-story drop almost straight down. Or, go with the flow on Castaway Creek, drifting aimlessly as you soak up the sun and enjoy refreshing cool mists, thundering waterfalls, overhead rope bridges and lush rainforest landscapes on your gentle journey through the cavernous tunnel carved into Mount Mayday. And why not rent a Beachcomber Shack for the day to keep your family cool and comfortable?
Both Blizzard Beach and Typhoon Lagoon are conveniently located just a short drive from your luxury vacation villa and offer a variety food and beverage options. Both parks are a great way to beat the heat and make lifelong memories. Click on each link to discover everything you need to know about Blizzard Beach and Typhoon Lagoon before you go.