by: Maureen Mariano
Content Team, TicketsatWork.com
An epic storm wreaked havoc on a tropical paradise, forming insane slides, rivers and pools – all of which I got to explore last weekend during my trip to Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon. I grabbed my closest friends, booked our special discounted tickets from TicketsatWork.com, and then we were off to enjoy some fun in the sun. Except we didn’t know where to begin! Keelhaul Falls, Storm Slides, Humunga Kowabunga, Crush ‘n’ Gusher, plus many more awesome water slides were at every turn. We finally chose Gangplank Falls, a waterslide that whooshes your group on a four-person raft down a rocky, water-drenched mountain. To keep the excitement rolling, we dove right into Typhoon Lagoon’s signature attraction: the Surf Pool. As North America’s largest wave pool, we knew it was going to be big—but not that big. Only a handful of other brave souls and I swam out to the front of the line, the deepest you could possibly go, before riding the very top of six-foot high waves with screaming, speckled faces beneath us.
But nothing could compare to the Shark Reef experience, one of the most unique underwater adventures I’ve ever done. We all strapped on our mask and snorkel, and hopped right into 68-degree saltwater. Burr! Our chills soon turned into thrills when it was go time! After the drop-off point, we took our time swimming across the coral reef, seeing all of its colorful inhabitants. I said a quick hello to Dory (the Blue Tang fish from Finding Nemo), glided over stingrays, and squealed (loud) at the sight of a Bonnethead Shark, which probably left it more scared than I was. The best part about Shark Reef is it’s included with Typhoon Lagoon’s general admission ticket, no extra cost added. I can’t wait to go back! How about you? There’s no better way to cool off during these scorching summer months than at some of the best water parks in the country. TicketsatWork has an unparalleled selection of water parks near you at incredible savings. So make a splash and have #FunatWork this Water Park Season!