Disney World’s Typhoon Lagoon Water Park has FINALLY reopened! After being closed since the parks initially shut down in March of 2020, Typhoon Lagoon is reopening today. Blizzard Beach Water Park reopened in March of 2021, but has now closed again for refurbishment.
Disney recently announced Typhoon’s reopening along with some new snacks at the park, including the return of one of our favorite Dole Whip creations! We’re here at Typhoon Lagoon to check out everything new and returning at the park, ready to take on the wave pool and some delicious food, so come along with us!
Entering the Water Park
We’re back! We’re back! We can’t believe we get to go into Typhoon Lagoon after almost 2 years. When we drove there early this morning, though, we saw the road sign still showed it as closed.
But it’s not! And when we got to the parking lot, we noticed about 4 1/2 rows of cars were already parked before us.
Walking into the park, though, we also saw a pretty solid number of guests in line to buy tickets.
Hello from Typhoon Lagoon, y’all!
Hello 👋🏼 from Typhoon Lagoon! 🌊 pic.twitter.com/DKCuBK3ucO
— Disney Food Blog (@DisneyFoodBlog) January 2, 2022
We also saw a pretty solid number of guests entering the park, too.
And let’s just say, today’s weather is PERFECT for a water park.
Once we were inside the park, we noticed that some guests had already taken to the water!
Health and Safety
Like everywhere at Disney World, all guests ages 2 and up must wear a mask while indoors. If you forget your mask, you can grab a free one outside the bathrooms.
Just look for the sign indicating Disney World’s mask policy and you’ll see the masks in an attached basket.
In case you hadn’t noticed, Typhoon Lagoon — like just about everything at Disney World — has a fun theme. The setting is that of a tropical island paradise that got hit by a typhoon that ended up slinging all kinds of ships, surfboards, submarines, and more onto the island.
And at its center is Miss Tilly!
Typhoon Lagoon is home to North America’s largest wave pool!
It’s so big, you can even learn to surf in it.
Catch a wave! 🌊 pic.twitter.com/MxCNxy7Fg3
— Disney Food Blog (@DisneyFoodBlog) January 2, 2022
One of the most thrilling slides here is the Crush ’n’ Gusher, which is a coaster-like raft ride with fun dips and turns. Humunga Kowabunga has closed body slides that drops you 5 stories in the dark! Little ones can play at Ketchakiddee Creek, which has a water playground with small water slides, water cannons, and more.
Castaway Creek is the park’s lazy river. It goes around the entirety of Typhoon Lagoon, through shady grottoes and thundering waterfalls!
As you can see, the creek was pretty chill this morning — very few guests were there when we visited.
If you need to know what time snack spots open, there’s a handy board available giving you all the hours you’ll need.
There are plenty of snack options for pretty much anything you have a craving for!
Head on over to Lowtide Lou’s for sandwiches and snacks.
And if you’re craving a Mickey Pretzel, here’s where you can get it!
Grab a drink from Let’s Go Slurpin!
You can get everything from smoothies to cocktails to beer and wine here!
If you’re craving something a little sweet, you can grab some delicious miniature donuts at Mini Donuts! And yes, this is one of our favorite snack spots at Typhoon Lagoon!
The donuts come with a choice of dipping sauces including chocolate, raspberry, and white chocolate. NOM!
And what goes better with donuts than coffee? You’ll find Joffrey’s kiosks to satisfy that caffeine craving.
There are several Joffrey’s locations throughout Typhoon Lagoon.
Leaning Palms is a counter service restaurant where you can grab hot dogs, burgers, and chicken nuggets, plus some great salads and the occasional unique daily special.
You can also grab some plant-based options here.
Surf Doggies serves up, as you may have guessed, hot dogs!
However, you can also get one of those ginormous Turkey Legs here, too!
This counter service spot is named after the infamous Miss Tilly ship that sits in the center of the park (seriously, you can’t miss it). Here you’ll get pretty standard counter service food.
However, we’ve spotted the occasional unique snack here, too!
And, you can add tequila, coconut rum, or dark rum to your Dole Whip if you’re 21 or older. And yes, we did! We grabbed a Raspberry and Pineapple DOLE Whip Swirl with Tequila.
And there’s the new Montunui Island Twist, which is Lime DOLE Whip in a regular cone — and this one is so pretty!
And if you’re looking to grab a fun souvenir, you can get the Water Park Exclusive 50th Souvenir Mug for $11.99.
The Snack Shack is also introducing the Habanero Lime Galley Shack Swirl, which is a new signature cocktail with spicy habanero, sweet mango, and tangy lime flavors! However, when we were there, they were out of mango, so we substituted Pineapple instead.
Another new offering over here are Walt’s Chili Nachos, which is a twist on the popular chili we’ve seen around Disney World for the 50th anniversary. This has Walt Disney’s beloved chili recipe with house-fried tortillas, cheese, guacamole, shredded lettuce, tomato, onion, sour cream and jalapeño.
This is a birthday cake-flavored soft-serve swirl in a white chocolate-dipped cone with EARidescent sprinkles for the 50th anniversary.
Over at Main Change, you can find a Walt Disney World Popcorn Bucket featuring the park landmarks and Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse. You can also grab a 50th Anniversary Refillable Mug, which is available at all dining locations and features celebratory Disney Water Parks-inspired artwork that pays tribute to “The World’s Most Magical Celebration.”
Stay tuned, because we’ll be trying these new treats and continuing to update this post with our reviews!
We’ll be continuously updating this post as we check out the reopening of Typhoon Lagoon, so stay tuned to DFB for more!
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Do you like Typhoon Lagoon or Blizzard Beach better? Let us know in the comments!