"A furious storm once roared cross the sea, Catching ships in its path, helpless to flee, Instead of a certain and watery doom, The winds swept them here to Typhoon Lagoon."
The typhoon created a small harbour-lagoon, trapping thousands of colorful fish and an overturned boat. There are rumours that a few sharks also slipped in with them. The greatest fame was achieved by the shrimp boat "Miss Trilly", which was impaled on the peak of the great volcanic mountain. Even the mighty geyser of water, erupting every half hour cannot dislodge her from the peak. In the bargain, there accumulated an extraordinary collection of waterfalls, pools, surfs and rapids. Once again the resort was promptly renamed into Typhoon Lagoon.
There are nine exhilarating water slides and streams and the world's largest artificially created waves at Disney's Typhoon Lagoon. At the wettest, wildest water adventure the brave can even snorkel with the sharks. Visitors can relax in placid rivers and wonderful waterways or take an adventurous ride through roaring rapids and twisting tides - a truly wonderful adventure for all.
When you cut across the street from West Side portion of Downtown Disney, you arrive at Typhoon Lagoon. There are buses from Disney Resort, which also stop at 3 Downtown Disney stops - Marketplace, Pleasure Island, and West Side. However, the easiest and quickest way to visit is to drive down by car. The parking lot here is different from other Disney places in that there are lots of trees, offering shade during daytime.
Young guests aged between 3 and 9 have to pay an admission fee of $24 plus tax, while it is $29.95 plus tax for guests aged 10 and above. The Admission fee is waived for holders of Premium Annual Pass and Unlimited Magic Pass. The "plus" options can be used by holders of Park Hopper Plus Pass. Various discount schemes are also offered throughout the year, for Florida residents and groups of people.
Towels are available for rent, but many times the queue to rent one may be long. Personal towels from home or pool towels from your resort are also allowed -- of course, please be sure to return the pool towels to the resort. However, floatation devices from home are not allowed. You have to use one from Typhoon Lagoon. Avoid swimsuits with metal pieces like buckles, belts or rivets -- they are also not allowed.