Disney's Typhoon Lagoon Waterpark, located in Orlando, Florida, is a true accessible paradise for guests with or without mobility needs. The park is almost a straight shot on I-75 from most departure points. The waterpark is a fun place for families to make a splash and beat the summer heat.
Favorite Attractions: The following attractions are just a few of the options at Disney's Typhoon Lagoon that accommodates guests with accessibility needs. Guests float lazily along a slow moving river lying across an inner tube at Castaway Creek. All ages enjoy Shark Reef, a colorful tropical fish lagoon. Snorkeling at Shark Reef requires little effort. An overturned sunken tanker with viewing portholes adds to the ambience. Equipment for snorkeling at Shark Reef is included with the price of admission. Bay slides are twin water slides designed for the beginner slide enthusiasts (under 5 foot) in mind. Children may enjoy the slide, while parents supervise in the pool below. The Crush-n-Gusher is a tunnel raft ride designed for two and is considered in the thrill ride category. Melt Away Bay is like spending a day riding the waves in the ocean.
Service Animals and Transfer Requirements: Many of the water attractions require guests to transfer from a wheelchair to a floatation device. Some attractions require guests to be a particular height or mobile.
Parking: Convenient accessible parking is available at Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon Waterpark for guests with mobility issues with a valid disability parking permit. Guests traveling with personal wheelchairs, electric wheelchairs and other mobility devices will find parking near the entrance of the park. The Walt Disney World Resort bus transportation system accommodates wheelchairs.
Other Accommodations Wheelchairs are available at the park free of charge with valid identification on a first come basis. The park gladly accommodates service animals. Text typewriter phones, assistive learning systems, interpretation of sign language, reflective captioning, audio description devices, handheld captioning, video captioning and braille guide books are all available for the convenience of guests.
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