Disney World's Typhoon Lagoon to Reopen This Weekend

December 28, 2021, 12:53 PM · The last park to reopen at the Walt Disney World Resort is about to return.

Disney announced today that the Typhoon Lagoon water park will reopen to guests this Sunday - January 2, 2022. It's the last of the six theme and water parks at Walt Disney World to return following their closure in March 2020 for the pandemic. The four theme parks reopened in July 2020, while the Blizzard Beach water park returned in March of this year.

Typhoon Lagoon is the older of Disney's two water parks, opening in 1989. Themed to the aftermath of a rogue storm in a tropical paradise, the park features the country's largest outdoor wave pool, along with the Crush 'n' Gusher water coaster, Humunga Kowabunga body slides, Castaway Creek lazy river, and Miss Adventure Falls, a family raft attraction themed to Captain Mary Oceaneer of Disney's Society of Explorers and Adventurers.

When the park reopens, Typhoon Lagoon will be serving some new 50th anniversary snacks, including two Moana-inspired Dole Whip character cones, a Habanero Lime Galley Shack Swirl cocktail, and an EARidescent Ice Dream Cone, as well as Walt's Chili Nachos. Before the pandemic, Typhoon Lagoon was both Disney's most-visited water park and the most-visited water park in America.

Update: Checking the WDW schedule, and it appears that Blizzard Beach will be closing as Typhoon Lagoon reopens. No hours are posted for Blizzard Beach from January 2 through March 9, which is the latest date for which Walt Disney World has posted park operating hours.

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Replies (8)

December 28, 2021 at 2:19 PM

Huh, had forgotten still closed, any reason it took longer?

December 28, 2021 at 2:58 PM

Speculation: there has not been a need for two water parks to be open on Disney property, and Typhoon Lagoon was opened because it is time for Blizzard Beach to close for its yearly refurbishment.

December 28, 2021 at 4:15 PM

Ah, that makes sense. I can see both sides and I do forget BB undergoes a refresh this time of year.

December 28, 2021 at 9:37 PM

Personally I think Disney should just close both BB and TL and build one big waterpark on par with Volcano Bay.

Of course that would require Disney actually spending serious money, so I know it’s not going to happen anytime soon.

December 28, 2021 at 10:58 PM

I'm old enough to remember River Country the only water park and the huge crowds a key reason they had to build two others so going for just one rather than a couple makes more sense.

December 29, 2021 at 7:41 AM

Within the last decade, winters have gotten noticeably warmer in Central/South Florida. Many, many more water park days with temps consistently well above normal. As I write this, the nighttime lows are nearly 20 degrees above average.

December 29, 2021 at 9:57 AM

And I was correct: Blizzard Beach is closing for refurbishment on the same day Typhoon Lagoon is reopening.

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