Curious about Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon and whether it lives up to the hype? We’ve got the inside scoop on whether you should add this to your trip.
Planning a trip to a water park can be a tough decision, especially when you’re trying to make the most of your Disney vacation. Below we’ll take a closer look at Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon and help you determine if it’s worth your time, money, and the inevitable waterlogged hair. If you do decide to go, be sure to check out these Typhoon Lagoon Tips to make the most of your trip!
Planning to spend the day at Typhoon Lagoon? Be sure you bring (or leave behind what you don’t need) by checking out the Typhoon Lagoon Packing Guide.
Should you add Typhoon Lagoon to your Disney Vacation?
Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon captures the Magic of Disney, including a few Character Meets, minus the stress of long lines, thick crowds and touring plans. For most guests, a visit to Typhoon Lagoon feels like a ‘no park day’, with lots of options for relaxing, spontaneous fun and waterslides with low wait times.
Quick Table of Contents
- Is it Worth adding the Water Park option to a Park Hopper Ticket?
- Is it Worth going to Typhoon Lagoon on a Weekend?
- Can you realistically spend the entire day at Typhoon Lagoon?
- Is Typhoon Lagoon Worth it for Babies and Toddlers?
- Is Typhoon Lagoon Worth it for Teens and Tweens?
- Is Typhoon Lagoon Worth it for Adults (especially those without kids?)
Is it worth adding the Water Park Option to a Park Hopper Ticket ?
Yes! It’s a lot of fun to pop in for a few hours, especially when its around 20 dollars to add Typhoon Lagoon to your Park Hopper Tickets! There’s several great ways you could add Typhoon Lagoon into your day.
Get up early and head to Animal Kingdom for rope drop, and then go over to Typhoon Lagoon around lunchtime through early afternoon. You could go back to the resort for a nap, and then close down one of the parks with a later close time, like Magic Kingdom or Hollywood Studios.
You could get to Typhoon Lagoon when it first opens around 10am (be sure to check the time guides), finish up there after lunch, and then spend the rest of the evening in another park!
You could also add Typhoon Lagoon to your arrival or departure day, since there’s low planning required and generally low lines.
Need Specifics for how to get to Typhoon Lagoon from the Parks or Resorts? Here’s a quick Transportation Guide for Typhoon Lagoon.
Is it Worth going to Typhoon Lagoon on a Weekend?
I’ve been to Typhoon Lagoon on Christmas Day, during Spring Break, and in the height of the Summer… and it’s always the busiest on the weekends!
Saturday is an especially busy day, as guests and locals alike are skipping the lines in the Theme Parks and headed for Water Fun.
While its hard to find digital wait times, you will find them inside Typhoon Lagoon, and than can help with planning. For example, on weekdays the wait times are normally around 15 minutes or so (pretty standard year round) and on weekends it goes to 30 or 45 minutes.
If you can skip a Saturday at Typhoon Lagoon, I would recommend it! Sunday, especially Sunday morning, isn’t too crowded but does have higher times than the weekdays.
Can you spend the entire day at Typhoon Lagoon?
There’s two ways to look at the question, ‘Can you Spend the Entire Day at Typhoon Lagoon?’
The first is that similar to a Beach Day, or a Pool Day, if you enjoy relaxing and doing several of the same things on repeat (while enjoying the Food Options, Safety of Disney, and options for Family members of all Swimming Abilities) you’ll enjoy spending the day at Typhoon Lagoon.
The second is the family who wants to do lots of rides, check them off the list, and head on to the next adventure! On lower crowd days you could realistically do all of the rides at Typhoon Lagoon in under 3 hours, with the opportunity to do the rides a second or third time. On Higher Crowd it might take you 4-5 hours depending on the wait times and the number of people in your party.
While Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon is typically open 6-9 hours a day, you’ll be able to do everything at the Park multiple times. I enjoy this as a family with multiple needs. Some of my kids are adventurous and stronger swimmers, and want to do rides! Some of my kids are timid and want to hang out in the kids area with a life vest. Typhoon Lagoon makes it so that everyone can enjoy the day without being rushed.
Is Typhoon Lagoon worth it for Babies, Toddlers and Children who aren’t strong Swimmers?
You’ll find that Typhoon Lagoon offers several attractions and activities that cater to young children, including babies and toddlers, who may not be strong swimmers yet.
There are plenty of areas designed specifically for their enjoyment. Ketchakiddee Creek is a water play area perfect for little ones, featuring gentle slides, interactive water elements, and shallow pools.
You’ll find a Zero Entry Pool near Crush and Gusher.
And outside the Wave Pool (but still in the path of the waves) is a shallow wading pool, and a fun Water Slide perfect for older toddlers.
There’s also Castaway Creek, a relaxing lazy river where you can float together as a family.
While I prefer Disney’s Blizzard Beach for my Babies and Toddlers, there’s still a lot to do at Typhoon Lagoon.
Is Typhoon Lagoon worth it for older children and Teens?
Typhoon Lagoon is a fantastic water park destination for older children and teens with thrilling attractions and a lively atmosphere.
There’s exhilarating water slides like Crush ‘n’ Gusher and the Humunga Kowabunga to the gigantic wave pool.
Complete with Lifeguards, it’s a great option for Older Kids and Teens to safely spend time in the water.
Is Typhoon Lagoon worth it for Adults (even if they don’t have kids?)
Typhoon Lagoon is not just for families and kids; it’s a water park that adults can thoroughly enjoy too. Whether you’re traveling with friends or visiting on your own, there are attractions and experiences tailored to adults.
If you’re seeking a thrill, the water slides and wave pool will surely get your adrenaline pumping. For an unique experience, consider renting a private cabana and enjoy the luxury of a shaded retreat with added amenities.