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Miss Fortune Falls

Posted in DISNEY'S WATERPARKS with tags , on August 2, 2016 by disneychronicles

Have you heard? I can’t wait!


(According to our Disney Travel Agent News)

A brand new attraction called Miss Fortune Falls is coming to Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon at Walt Disney World® Resort in spring of 2017!

Miss Fortune Falls will be a family-style raft attraction that takes Guests on a splashing journey through the fabled Captain Mary Oceanear’s past. Legend has it that Captain Oceanear, a treasure-hunting heroine, travelled across the sea collecting unique artifacts before she became stranded at Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon many years ago by a rogue storm.

Onboard treasure rafts, Guests will ascend to the top of the attraction before plunging into a white-water adventure where they will be able to spot some of the treasures Captain Oceanear gathered from around the world.

With a ride time of two minutes, Miss Fortune Falls will be among the lengthiest attractions at both Disney Water Parks.

Blizzard Beach……BRRRRRRR….ok it wasn’t cold at all!

Posted in DISNEY'S WATERPARKS, EVERYTHING DISNEY with tags , , on August 21, 2012 by disneychronicles

We finally made it to Blizzard Beach before the summer ended! yes, we went Sunday and school started Monday! 😀

Hey, it was the end of summer “hurrah”! (still counts) so to begin….have you ever heard the Blizzard Beach “Story”…the how it all began?

Well here we go…

The Story

After a freak snow storm blanketed Florida in white, a ski resort sprang up with slalom courses, toboggan slides and iceberg walkways. When the weather shifted back to hot, the whole resort started to melt. What to do?

An enterprising alligator saw an opportunity. Clad in a scarf and hat, the gator slid down the ski jump, shouting “Yahoooo!” all the way. With a big splash he landed in a pool of melted snow below the mountain, and the slushy, slippery slopes became an exhilarating water park like no other in the world!

My kids are 9 and 7, and I felt that Blizzard Beach compared to Typhoon Lagoon was more enjoyable for them. It is split into different areas based on the age of your children.  I do have to add though that Typhoon Lagoon is actually my favorite of the two. It just has a better feel for me.

But back to Blizzard..

Mount Gushmore is the centerpiece of it all! The whole park revolves around it!  The detail around Mt. Gushmore is amazing.  I must admit though some slides you will be climbing stairs to get to…and OH MY by the feel of your tired muscles you realize how high you are really going!

The lazy river is not as good as Typhoon Lagoons, the park was hardly crowded when we went, yet there was a big lack of tubes on the lazy river compared to Typhoon Lagoon. The river route is along trees so you get a lot of branches and leaves in the water. Maybe because it is the end of summer and I don’t have another time frame to compare this too but the lazy river was filthy. This could not possibly have been all from 1 day.

(So being the Disney addict that I am…Disney doesn’t disappoint me much…ever (I’m sure I  usually overlook things)…well this was a HUGE disappointment! the theming as always was AWESOME! but you just can’t overlook how dirty this was!

now before we go on I admit …Summit Plummet (oh heck NO!) is the BIG one and is one of the world’s tallest and fastest free-falling slides. Standing 120 feet tall and 13 stories high.

There will be no review here because I did NOT ride it 😀

Teamboat Springs is a family raft ride down a winding river. Big kids, teens and adults can all ride together in a large raft that holds 4 to 6 people. This was fun and actually longer then I expected.

Melt-Away Bay  is a one-acre wave pool, now this is a relaxing kind of wave pool. Nothing like the one at Typhoon Lagoon which is flat-out CRAZY…..and I absolutely LOVE!

Runoff Rapids sends you twisting down the banks of Mount Gushmore for a refreshing plunge at the bottom. There are 3 unique waterslides to choose from.  I think this was my favorite of all the slides.

Snow Stormers are 3 slalom-style racing course waterslides  that use toboggan-style mats to slide down. ok, this was scary! I will pass next time.  😀

Toboggan Racers has up to 8 riders in a waterslide race. Quick, fun and fast.

Check out the picture below….It was really fast!

Overall a FUN waterpark and you have younger kids it is really perfect!

Here’s a link to all my pics…

Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon

Posted in DISNEY'S WATERPARKS, EVERYTHING DISNEY with tags , on July 7, 2012 by disneychronicles

We headed over to Typhoon Lagoon on Friday AND IT WAS PACKED! Very hard to find a seat and shade…forget about it!

We figured out next time we will plan to arrive about 2pm or 3 and stay until they close which is 8pm. (enough time for a waterpark I think) The lines were long some as long as an hour! It seemed that late afternoon people had enough and were getting up and leaving.

One of the most convenient features of this park presents itself as you walk in.  A huge billboard that discloses how many chairs are available in each section of the water park.

Transportation around the park? oh yeah! The lazy river…Choose a single, double or kiddie tube and use it like the railroad at Disney (stop at your desired location, rather than walk). The kids loved doing this! There can be a lot of people, but it seemed to be wider than most water parks. Absolutely LOVED the lazy river.

Now lets chat about the wave pool!

WHAT A WAVE POOL!!! I HAD NO IDEA WHAT I WAS IN FOR! This is the ultimate rush!!! Parents, just be careful with the little ones that don’t swim, This wave pool is extreme!!! The 2.75 million (yes – million) gallon wave pool in this place is crazy.  From anywhere in the park you will hear what sounds like a huge crash of thunder, followed by the excited screams of a couple hundred people.  Waves up to 6 ft high are then belted out onto everyone brave enough to weather the storm.

Check out my video I apologize for the end I got a little scared 😀

Wave Pool

The food here is nice but a bit pricey.  They do allow coolers so that is a positive as well.

One tip, purchase the cup that you can refill anytime. Totally worth it!

And what was Disney thinking in regards to lining their water areas. I understand they need it to be nonslip but after all the scraps and cuts you would think they would sand it down a bit so it’s not so sharp. It tears up your feet if you’re not wearing water shoes.

Of Course, I have to mention the themeing… always AMAZING!!!!

The rides include….

Crush N Gusher –  1,2 or 3 person tubes down a long slide.  Drops, speeds and turns. Since there are 3 courses to choose from it doesn’t back up as much as other rides. I’d say go on this one 1st when you get in the park.

Gang Plank Falls – a family coaster, but very short. For the amount of time we waited to get in this one, it was over in about 10 seconds. Not worth the wait.

Shark Reef – neat offering you can swim with fish and baby sharks for $20. We did not get a chance to do this but plan on it next time.

Overall we had a great time and will be back (Of Course!)

Check out all my pics…

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