On a recent trip back home to Florida, Shannon and I hit up Typhoon Lagoon. This was a first for her, and oddly only the second visit for myself, with the only other one in 1991. So needless to say, I was anxious to get back and check out the one major installation since the park's opening over twenty years ago.
While the age old debate over which is better will obviously continue (Blizzard Beach vs. Typhoon Lagoon), to me, it shouldn't even be a question. One's not really any better than the other, they're just different. If you're leaning towards thrills, visit BB. If you like some thrills mixed with a more leisurely atmosphere, head to Typhoon Lagoon.
I will say that adding the master blaster slides to TL DOES make a difference though. While they're not the lengthiest slides in the world, all three certainly deliver really fun rides, with plenty of airtime!
Anyway, we arrived about 15 minutes prior to opening (10am), and there were about 20 cars in the lot! Because of this we were able to get almost all of the attractions done, including about 5 runs on Crushin 'n' Gusher, and a fifteen minute picture run around the park before we broke for lunch around one o'clock.
And speaking of that picture run by yours truly, let me just say this. I decided to bring my digital with me to get most of the out-of-the-water shots, and brought one of those disposable waterproof cameras for the in-water shots. With that said, FUJI Film SUCKS. Seriously, I took a Kodak waterproof disposable with me in 1991, and most of those shots came out just as good, if not better than the present day stuff!! So kids, today's lesson....stick with Kodak.
I'll quit yapping, and get on with the pics. If you're debating which park to visit on an upcoming trip, I hope this report helps in some way, shape, or form. Enjoy!Shark ReefCrush 'n' Gusher