On Sunday, March 12th, Typhoon Lagoon re-opened following a refurbishment with a brand new family tube ride waterslide attraction. Miss Adventure Falls brings to life the story of Captain Mary Oceaneer, a treasure-hunting heroine who got stranded with her pet parrot at Typhoon Lagoon years ago by a rogue storm.
What I loved the most about Miss Fortune Falls is that the ride is effortless. Rather than climbing up a mountain, or worse lugging a raft up stairs, you simply load into the raft and are transported up the lift on a conveyor belt system. This alone makes blows TeamBoat Springs over at Disney’s Blizzard Beach out of the water. However, even without the effortless load system, it is a far super attraction. The Sanders’ ladies said: “Yay! Now we *really* don’t have to go to Blizzard Beach for any reason!” They are team Typhoon Lagoon for sure.
Each raft can accommodate 2 to 4 people.The ride is themed beginning with the queue. As you travel up the ramp, your raft passes by Mary’s wrecked ship where her animatronic parrot is talking alongside their treasures. From there, this white-water adventure will take them through twists, turns and dips where they will see deep-sea artifacts Captain Oceaneer collected on her many treasure hunts around the world which you see in our POV video below.
Disney says this load system is a first for a water attraction in Florida, and with a ride time of two minutes, Miss Adventure Falls will be the longest attraction at Typhoon Lagoon.
Miss Adventure Falls is located just past the entrance for Crush and Gusher – #9 on the map below.
The video below includes some details from the creative team behind Miss Adventure Falls.
I think the coolest part is the revelation that the characters were adapted from the Oceaneer Lab on the classics!
@TheDCLBlog great article! What's really cool is that the characters were adapted from the Oceaneer Lab on the Magic & Wonder.
— Danny Handke (@dannyhandke) March 14, 2017
Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon is our favorite of the Disney Waterparks and is a great alternative to theme parks, especially during the heat of the summer. One of the other big waterslide attractions, Crush & Gusher is similar to the AquaDuck on the Dream & Fantasy, but WAY better (at least in my opinion). Crush & Gusher makes the AquaDuck feel like a lazy river, which isn’t a bad thing; I love lazy rivers. You can often find me napping in one during the summer months.
As you enter Typhoon Lagoon, you will see a tip board with updates on available seating.
There are two sizes available to rent, standard for $10 and a larger locker for $15.
In the immediate area there are a selection of snacks, some healthy & some not, but those donuts smell amazing.
Heading across the bridge, you will be facing the wave pool where you will find a bunch on information on chalk boards.
Typhoon Lagoon even offers rental shacks and nice dual loungers.
Castaway Cay could really use some of these loungers on the beach. If you are working at DCL, I’d suggest this idea, because you know how well those cabanas book. Set a price and watch these go like hot cakes. Enjoy the free suggestion and that promotion you will get from this million dollar idea 🙂 Just look at that double-wide lounger with the sun cover – amazing!
The overall theming of Typhoon Lagoon takes me back to Castaway Cay with all the random nautical references and the salvaged props.
In the end, Typhoon Lagoon increases its status as the best Disney waterpark and is a great option to consider if you are bookending your cruise with a stay on property and may not be interested in a single day theme park ticket.
If you’ve made it this far… Thank you. While I’m not planning to make WDW a regular topic since there are so many other great resources covering the topic, I am considering writing articles from time to time based on the fact Walt Disney World is a frequent stop before and after many Disney Cruise vacations embarking from Port Canaveral. Whether it be a half day or a week, there is so much to see, things to do, and places to eat on Disney property that do not necessary require theme park admission. Please let me know in the comments if you would find this content useful when planning your pre- or post-cruise time at Walt Disney World.