Visitors to Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon are transported into a highly themed aquatic environment set in the aftermath of what appears to have been a monster storm. The park’s centerpiece is the Miss Tilly shrimp boat, resting on the peak of the 95-foot-high Mount Mayday volcano. Typhoon lagoon legend has it that the boat was unfortunate enough to sail into the storm and ended up stranded. Mount Mayday is an “active” volcano and every 30 minutes spews a geyser of water.

Designed for families, Typhoon Lagoon includes a number of signature attractions such as the Crush ’n’ Gusher water coaster (the first such water coaster erected in central Florida); a 2.75 million-gallon surf pool with waves up to six feet high; Castaway Creek, a 2,100-foot-long lazy river; and the Shark Reef, where guests can swim with live tropical fish.