Blizzard Beach or Typhoon Lagoon?

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Blizzard Beach or Typhoon Lagoon?

Which water park does everybody like better, Blizzard Beach or Typhoon Lagoon?

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I've never been to either, but Blizzard Beach would be my top pick if I got to go to one.

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I've only been to Typhoon Lagoon, and if I were to go to a water park again, I think I would go back there. I like the theme better.

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We've only been to Blizzard Beach because we've never been to WDW when Typhoon Lagoon was open. When we're there this October, though, they'll both be open. So schedule and weather permitting, we might finally get a chance to try Typhoon Lagoon.

I'm not a huge fan of water parks, but Blizzard Beach was fun. I especially liked the lazy river because we could swim in it, not just ride around in a tube. (At least, we could in 2010.)

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I think Lagoon is the one with the giant wave pool? If so, that's my easy choice. I LOVE wave pools. I could spend all day in there. As CCP, I'm not a huge waterparks person, but I will do each of them once or twice and then be sick of them. Also, I just don't feel like I'm in WDW when I go to the waterparks, so I'd rather be at an actual park., If the theming was more Disney based at either of those places I think it would make the whole place more enjoyable.

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If you get a chance, take a look at Typhoon Lagoon using Google Maps earth view. The deep end of the wave pool has construction equipment in it. Looks like Disney is taking Typhoon Lagoon in a whole new water-free direction.

1. Go to http://maps.google.com/
2. Search within Google Maps for "Typhoon Lagoon Surf Pool"
3. Zoom in on the deep end of the surf pool

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BuffaloBill wrote:
If you get a chance, take a look at Typhoon Lagoon using Google Maps earth view. The deep end of the wave pool has construction equipment in it. Looks like Disney is taking Typhoon Lagoon in a whole new water-free direction.

1. Go to http://maps.google.com/
2. Search within Google Maps for "Typhoon Lagoon Surf Pool"
3. Zoom in on the deep end of the surf pool

That's and old picture Bill. It shows other construction around that has been done for a while now. I think that map photo is from last year. It was closed Oct 28, 2012 to Jan 05, 2013 for a refurb.

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Thanks for the update, Mrhub. Wink

Although the addition of submerged construction equipment would have added a new level of excitement to the wave pool.

Did you notice that there was an unpainted "path" through the wave pool to facilitate the movement of the equipment?

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We've only been to Typhoon on our trips. I just think the theming of it suites a water park better. Also the lazy river is amazing for just chilling out in. The wave pool is cool to try and body surf the waves.

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I've only done the water parks once, but I liked Typhoon Lagoon better - you can snorkel with the sharks and fish! I also remember Blizzard Beach being blinding with the sun bouncing off all the white "snow".

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I have been to both Typhoon Lagoon and Blizzard Beach multiple times. I think it's a toss up to which one is the best. I do have to point out that I lost my oldest daughter in the lazy river at Blizzard Beach and I did get bruised up a bit on the Summit Plummet. Other than those two incidents, I have enjoyed both parks a great deal.

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I don't think I could choose Smile I really like them both Smile

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I've been to both many times. They both have their plus/deltas.

Blizzard Beach has more water rides in total. They seem to have more thrill seeking rides. The minus is everything is concrete and there isn't a lot of shade. It feels very industrial to me.

Typhoon Lagoon is seriously worth going to, just to experience the wave pool. It truly is like no other. It is very tropical and you feel as if you're at a beach. They have plenty of palm trees and other shade trees to lounge under. There is a lot of sand everyone too. Downside to TL is the rides. They have a few thrill rides, but nothing to rage about. They also have the shark reef which is pretty cool too. Hubby and I bring our own snorkel equipment for that - sucking on that thing after others seems gross! Smile

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Just wanted to clarify, my oldest daughter did not stay lost very long. She now almost 26 and still living at home. Perhaps I should take her to Blizzard Beach again......

Secondly when I got bruised up on Summit Plummet it was the first month that Blizzard Beach was open. The seams between the slide sections have since been adjusted, and I will NEVER slide down it again with my car keys in my back pocket. gaah

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BuffaloBill wrote:
Just wanted to clarify, my oldest daughter did not stay lost very long. She now almost 26 and still living at home. Perhaps I should take her to Blizzard Beach again......

Secondly when I got bruised up on Summit Plummet it was the first month that Blizzard Beach was open. The seams between the slide sections have since been adjusted, and I will NEVER slide down it again with my car keys in my back pocket. gaah

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