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KennythePirate’s guide to Typhoon Lagoon

I love water parks.  I usually arrive early in the day, and ride all the slides, then float around a lazy river and splash in the wave pool before taking a nap in a shady area.  My favorite among all the water parks I’ve visited is Typhoon Lagoon.  It’s beautiful, well themed, has some great slides and one of the best wave pools in the world.  I thought you might enjoy a tour of Typhoon Lagoon to get you ready for summer.

Typhoon Lagoon at Walt Disney World
Entrance sign. The easiest way to find Typhoon Lagoon is to follow the signs to Downtown Disney (or Wikiwatchee Springs or waterever they are going to call the place in the future.) It’s not far away from Cirque du Solelil, but on the opposite side of the road.

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Swampy the Gator coming to Disney Water Parks?

I’ll start by giving credit to Stitchkingdom for being the first that I saw to post about Disney’s new Swampy mini-site http://www.swampyatdisney.com.  The mini-site states, “For the first time Swampy is leaving his subterranean home for a vacation in the human world. There were a lot of water parks to choose from, but Swampy has settled on two of the crown jewels: Typhoon Lagoon and Blizzard Beach at the vacation capital of the human world, Walt Disney World. Humans haven’t made it very easy for alligators to travel freely, but Swampy is finding that getting there is at least part of the fun!”In January I posted that I had read that Swampy the Gator might eventually begin offering meet and greets.  In April I revisited the rumor, but hadn’t heard if the rumor had any more legs under it.  It seems that by Disney creating a mini-site they may be preparing to launch Swampy into the Walt Disney World Water Park realm.    However, the link reads as though it’s more of a special event than a continuous meet.  (events/special/swampy)  Perhaps it will be a short lived presentation like we’ve seen with Agent P and the Club Penguins who disappeared faster than Bad Mood t’ Blackhearted (that was my stage name at Disneyland for the Dream Job).

If it pans out, it would be the first time a major character debuted at the water parks and would certainly draw the character hunters to the water parks, but we won’t be wearing our trunks, we’ll be brandishing our cameras! The water parks have been offering meets with Goofy, Lilo and Stitch throughout the summer.  I hope this brings the Blizzard Beach mascot Ice Gator out of his swamp too.

Would you like to meet Swampy?