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Our Visit To Typhoon Lagoon
We were having dinner one night with some of our Florida Friends when the subject of water parks arose. Our friends were astounded to discover that, in all the years that we have been coming to Orlando and Florida, we had never been to a water park! ! ! . We were under the illusion that because my husband has to use a wheelchair to get around that they wouldn’t be suitable for us. Oh no our friends said, they are perfect for you. Try one and you’ll see for yourselves. When our friends left we talked it over and decided to try out Typhoon Lagoon. We packed up our beach bags and our cooler – we took soft drinks and a picnic with us. Eldest son wasn’t impressed with the idea at all, he thought this is going to be queues everywhere and that he was going to be bored – HAHA! !
We arrived at the car park, 1st surprise it wasn’t huge and there weren’t any buses but we found the disabled parking spaces which were just across from the ticket booth. We got Ivan into his chair, bought our tickets and went into the park. When we got to the lagoon we quickly found a table and loungers and a parasol close to the lagoon and settled in for the day. Ivan read for a while and the kids and I set off to explore the park. First we went on Castaway Creek, a lazy river, which gave us an idea of the layout of the park. When we got back to where we had started, the two younger children wanted to play in the wave pool, so Ivan kept an eye on them while Marcus, our eldest and I explored a little more. We found the water slides, the jib jammer, stern burner and rudder buster – not for me but Marcus thoroughly enjoyed them and especially as the queues were very short. We bought a refillable drinks sipper and made good use of the $11 that it cost with plenty of refills through out the day. After lunch it was back into the surf pool and then some raft rides for the children and I. As the afternoon progressed we noticed that the park got a lot quieter and we explored some more and found another lovely quiet pool. But poor Ivan was still sitting under his parasol so we decided it was time for him to get some of the fun. We checked out the surf pool and decided that the seats around the ‘rocky island’ which juts into the surf pool would be ideal for him. We waited until the waves receded far enough then we rushed down with the wheel chair to the bench and transferred him onto the seat. Where we were, we could sit and when the waves came they rushed up over us and cooled us down - It was great! ! . I don’t know how long we sat there for but it certainly was at least a couple of hours. Adam and Neisha played in the waves and we watched them and Marcus went to the slides again.
We were among the very last people to leave Typhoon Lagoon that evening, we all had had a ball and thoroughly enjoyed our day out – in fact we can’t wait to get back next year.
Author: Ivan and Judy Berry
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