Guests visiting Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon Water Park this summer are in for some Caribbean fun with the additions of new food and music and the return of a popular character meet-and-greet opportunity.
The Calypso band Tropicals will perform Caribbean steel drum music at the park each Friday to Sunday from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. through July 15. Disney characters Lilo and Stitch will also be available for meet-and-greets at the High N’ Dry sundries shop through September 8, and guests looking for summer fare beyond the regular park offerings may also visit Tropicalamity, a temporary food and beverage tent that offers chicken jerk pita wraps, citrus chicken salads, hot meatball subs and cold Italian subs.
Guests staying at a Disney resort can also take advantage of extended hours at both Disney’s Blizzard Beach Water Park and Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon Water Park throughout the summer. Check with your Disney resort for extra hour days and times.
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This past weekend, we were visited by stars from the Emmy Award-winning ABC comedy “Modern Family” and ABC Family’s original drama “Make It or Break It.” Take a peek at a few snapshots from their visit, courtesy of Disney photographer and Disney Parks Blog Author Gene Duncan.
Actor Nolan Gould (pictured above), who portrays Luke on “Modern Family,” joined his own family at Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon water park for some splash-tastic fun. Before he hit the waves, he took time to pose with Donald Duck (who knows a little bit about water himself).
Actress, singer and dancer Cassie Scerbo (pictured above), who stars as Olympic hopeful Lauren Tanner on the ABC Family series “Make It or Break It,” visited the parks to celebrate her recent birthday with her family. Cassie wore her own “Happy Birthday” tiara and even painted her nails with Mickey- and Minnie-inspired designs — Minnie Mouse bows on her index fingers and Mickey Mouse heads on her ring fingers. Minnie was quite honored, as you can see in the photo below, when they met at the France Pavilion during the Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival.
Well, summer is officially upon us as evidenced by our skyrocketing temperatures here in Orlando! Which makes it the perfect time for a trip to the Walt Disney World Resort Water Parks.
Whether you are chillin’ at Blizzard Beach or relaxing at Typhoon Lagoon, Disney’s PhotoPass photographers are back in full force to capture your most splash-tastic memories. Check out our newest photo location at Blizzard’s Teamboat Springs. Word has it that there is a hidden Mickey, but I have yet to find it.
Everyone knows that special memories are made at Disney water parks every day – but what about world records?
Yesterday, Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon Water Park served as one setting for the second-annual World’s Largest Swimming Lesson, an international event during which participants across the world head to all kinds of local swimming holes to attempt to break the Guinness World Record for the largest simultaneous swimming lesson ever conducted.
The event, which was presented by a coalition of the nation’s leading water safety and training organizations, was created as a platform to support public education about water safety and the importance of teaching children to swim.
The inaugural World’s Largest Swimming Lesson took place in 2010, with the record set at nearly 4,000 participants across 34 states, five countries and three continents. This year, more than 900 facilities across the world (including Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon Water Park) collectively set a new record by hosting an estimated 30,000 swim lesson participants for the lesson.