Typhoon Lagoon expanding with new family raft ride



Typhoon Lagoon opened in 1989 at Walt Disney World. The Waterpark broke new ground on themeing and storytelling. Since the parks opening it has received one new attraction, Crush n Gusher, Florida’s only water coaster.

Now according to The Orlando Business Journal, the park will not only get a new attraction, but an expansion in the foreseeable future.
Permits filed with the state calls for construction of a new family raft ride, with an elevated structure, as well as new sidewalks, facilities, and more.

Nothing much is known about the new attraction, but it comes at a time when the waterpark industry in Orlando is about to heat up.

At the end of this year, the long “grandfather” of the modern Waterpark, Wet n Wild Orlando will close. In 2017, Universal Orlando will open their new Volcano Bay Waterpark.

That, and the fact that neither Disney waterpark has a major addition in a number of years, appears to be motivating Disney to get this new project underway.

Typhoon Lagoon is a gem in the waterpark industry, with a lush tropical environment, and amazing amazing story telling. What can we hope to see with a new attraction at the park? We’ll have to wait and see.

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