On Tuesday, the Walt Disney World theme park announced that it will reopen its Typhoon Lagoon water park on Sunday after nearly two years of closure.
- The water park and Blizzard Beach were closed in March 2020 at the start of the pandemic. Although Florida theme parks opened the following summer, water parks remain closed.
- “Due to this unprecedented pandemic and in accordance with guidelines provided by health experts and government officials, Disneyland Resort and Walt Disney World Resort will remain closed until further notice,” Disney said at the time, according to KTLA News. Employees continued to be paid during this shutdown.
Visitors can, once again, swim in massive wave pools and lazy rivers, as well as slide on roller coasters.
According to Fox News Orlando, some of the attractions include:
- Typhoon Lagoon Surf Pool: One of the largest outdoor wave pools where guests can catch waves.
- Miss Adventure Falls: A fast-paced but family-friendly raft attraction.
- Crush ‘n’ Gusher: With three tube slides 400 feet long, it’s a thrilling water roller coaster.
- Castaway Creek: This scenic lazy river surrounds the entire water park.
- Humunga Kowabunga: Guests can choose to ride one of three body slides.
The reopening comes amid a nationwide spate of coronavirus cases.