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Typhoon Lagoon or Blizzard Beach: Which is better head-to-head?

Wave Pool

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Image: deegephotos, Flickr (license)

Melt Away Bay at Blizzard Beach is far better than the wave pool at your local water park. It serves up bobbing waves in a wide-open space that keep you entertained enough while passing the time between meals, slides, and Summit Plummet trips.

But, even the biggest Blizzard Beach fan would concede that its wave pool has no chance in this contest.

The Typhoon Lagoon Surf Pool is world-renowned for its ability to reproduce massive, surfable waves. Averaging around 6-feet in height, the enormous walls of water can come as regularly as every 90 seconds at peak times. And, with a massive footprint within the water park, it’s never too hard to find a wave to catch even on the busiest days.

By itself, the Surf Pool is amazing and entertaining enough to make a full-day’s admission to Typhoon Lagoon worth it. It’s an E-Ticket Attraction, and it easily wins this category.


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Image: chad_sparkes, Flickr (license)

While guests visiting Walt Disney World likely want to enjoy the Sunshine State in all its splendor, there is such a thing as too much sun. Sometimes, all you want is to find a bit of shade to sit back, relax, and pass the time undisturbed.

Perhaps surprisingly, Disney’s water parks are amazing places to find a place to escape all the stress of daily life — with plenty of shade to go around. 

Blizzard Beach has several pods of lounge chairs spread around the property, with trees and artificial coverings ensuring that after you’ve gotten your necessary dosage of vitamin D, you can find the shade you want.

Typhoon Lagoon takes this concept to an entirely different level, offering tons of covered beach chairs, umbrellas, pavilions, and trees to block the mighty sun’s rays. Even at the busiest hours, not only can you find somewhere to sit in the shade, but you can also get far enough way to escape the run-run-run energy of main water park area. 

Bring a book, a pair of sunglasses, and the beverage of your choice, grab a chair in some shade, and enjoy the most relaxing day of your vacation at Typhoon Lagoon.

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