Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon water park has reopened after a months-long refurbishment that began in December 2016. It’s now even more adventurous that before.
In 2005, Disney opened its first water coaster in Typhoon Lagoon: Crush ‘n’ Gusher. It features three different routes all of which sent riders plunging into the Hideaway Bay Pool and still delights riders to this day.
Now, Typhoon Lagoon guests will have another exciting water coaster to try out: Miss Adventure Falls.
Formerly billed as Miss Fortunate Falls, Disney changed the name to better reflect the backstory, which goes something like this. Captain Mary Oceaneer was a treasure hunter who traveled the world collecting treasure when she got stranded at Typhoon Lagoon with her pet parrot.
Riders board a raft then fly through white water twists and turns past some of the treasure that Mary collected during her travels. The ride lasts two minutes, which is the longest ride in the park.
Miss Adventure Falls is a family-friendly attraction with no height limit. It’s also makes Typhoon Lagoon Disney’s first water park to feature both an audio animatronic and a conveyor belt as part of an attraction.
One noticeably absent attraction is the Shark Reef, which closed permanently late last year to make way for the new raft-ride attraction.