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Typoon Lagoon 2009
Typhoon Lagoon has undergone a refurbishment and reopened in time for Easter.
If you have not been to Typhoon Lagoon you will find it based around Mount Mayday, which at its base boasts a 2. 75 million gallon wave pool. On top of its peak, is its landmark ship, ' Miss Tilly' .
Locker Rooms with changing facilities and showers are near the entrance to the park. You can rent a small or large locker and also towels if you do not bring your own.
We usually head towards the wave pool when we enter the park and make our base in the loungers near to the pool. That way the adults can sunbathe or go on the rides as they wish and the girls can go from ride to waves back to rides and then back to the waves again! The wave pool is surrounded by a white sand beach has waves every 90 seconds at set time periods throughout the day. If you prefer gentler waves there are two small ' tidal' pools, Whitecap Cove and Blustery Bay.
If you want to experience snorkeling with the likes of sharks and tropical fish go to Shark Reef. Snorkel equipment is provided free of charge. If rather than participate you would rather watch you can view the swimmers and fish through the portholes of a sunken tanker as the reef is built around the tanker.
Most visitors go to Castaway Creek which is a ' lazy' river, where you can grab an inner tube and wind your way through the park in the 3-foot deep waterway. The ride takes you through caves and waterfalls, and an area known as Water Works, where you will find yourself showered from the broken pipes. There are spots along the route to disembark if you so choose. You can ride a little while on the river get off and stroll a while and then get back in the river.
Dad and our girls love Humunga Kowabunga where there are 3 speed slides that shoot you through caverns at speeds of about 30 miles per hour with a drop at the end. You must be 4 feet tall to ride any of the slides.
The Storm Slides are called Jib Jammer, Rudder Buster, and Stern Burner and are body slides where you go about the same speed as Humunga Kowabunga through waterfalls and caves.
Ketchakiddee Creek is a great place for small children who must be 4 feet tall and under. and must be accompanied by an adult. Here you will find pint sized versions of slides, fountains, waterfalls, squirting whales and seals, a pint sized rapids ride, and tugboat.
Families can enjoy a white water rafting adventures together at Gang Plank Falls and Keelhaul Falls.
Mayday Falls is the longest waterslide in the Park. You travel through caves and waterfalls aboard your own personal inner tube.
If you want to get really wet try Crush ' n' Gusher where you will be whisked along a series of flumes and spillways, however you must be at least 4 feet tall for this ride.
You will really enjoy your time at Typhoon Lagoon and if you are staying all day you can either bring your own picnic or eat at one of the two restaurants.
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Page added on: 22 October 2009
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