Walt Disney World Resort in Florida has two water parks: Disney’s Blizzard Beach and Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon.
- Disney’s Blizzard Beach:
- Theme: Blizzard Beach is themed as a melting ski resort. The story behind the park is that it was built as a ski resort but temperatures rose, causing the snow to melt and creating water attractions.
- Attractions: The park features various water attractions, including Summit Plummet (one of the tallest and fastest water slides in the world), Teamboat Springs (a family raft ride), and Cross Country Creek (a lazy river).
- Family-Friendly Areas: There are areas specifically designed for families, with smaller slides and play areas for children.
- Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon:
- Theme: Typhoon Lagoon is themed around a fictional tropical paradise that has been hit by a massive storm. The result is a water park with a variety of water attractions.
- Attractions: Notable attractions include Crush ‘n’ Gusher (a water coaster), Typhoon Lagoon Surf Pool (one of the largest wave pools in North America), and Castaway Creek (a lazy river).
- Blizzard Beach vs. Typhoon Lagoon: The two water parks offer distinct themes and attractions, providing visitors with different experiences. Blizzard Beach is known for its winter-themed setting, while Typhoon Lagoon offers a tropical atmosphere.
Both water parks typically operate seasonally, with closures for refurbishments during the winter months. The availability of specific attractions, operating hours, and other details can vary, so it’s recommended to check the official Disney website or contact Disney for the latest information before planning your visit.