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Blizzard Beach vs Typhoon Lagoon: Which is better?

Blizzard Beach

Very seldom do people have time during their vacation to visit both Blizzard Beach and Typhoon Lagoon. So before you pick one or the other, lets compare the two.


Blizzard Beach is set as a ski resort in the middle of Florida. The back-story is that a freak snowstorm occurred which led to the development of the ski resort. However, the cold never lasts long in Florida so the snow began to melt leaving behind a ski resort full of snow-less ski jumps. The park is decked out in it’s “icy” theme and plays Christmas music throughout the park.

Typhoon Lagoon is the result of a massive storm that destroyed a tropical paradise. Although the theme of Typhoon Lagoon is definitely a little more tame than Blizzard Beach, Typhoon Lagoon has more of a tropical island feel which resonates better with guests’ idea of relaxing at a water park.


Most adrenaline junkies would agree that Blizzard Beach has the better rides of the two parks with the famous Summit Plummet, which is a 12-story drop! The slide includes a radar detector, which will clock your top speed while going down. It’s not uncommon for guests to hit speeds of over 60 mph!

Typhoon Lagoon has its share of water slides as well, but what really sets it apart is the shark reef and wave pool. The reef is allows guests to snorkel overtop of various aquatic life including stingrays and sharks. Keep in mind that children under the age of 10 must be accompanied in the reef. The wave pool at Typhoon Lagoon is actually strong enough to surf. Disney offers surfing lessons through the Cocoa Beach Surf School before the park opens to other guests. More information on lessons can be found here

Overall Winner:

While everyone is entitled to their own opinion it is an undisputed fact that Typhoon Lagoon is the more popular of the two parks. In fact, Typhoon Lagoon is the most visited water park in the world!

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