Surfing Disney Typhoon Lagoon

Discussion in 'Surf Travel' started by D, Jun 12, 2014.

  1. D

    D Member

    Oct 14, 2012
    So the wife won out. We are going to disney instead of Costa Rica. Thinking about booking Typhoon lagoon for a private surf one morning for the kids and I.

    Anybody ever surf it? Fun? Worth the $? Too big/hard for a 12 and 10 year old?

  2. KookieMonster

    KookieMonster Well-Known Member

    Jan 13, 2012
    Ugh blow your head off man. Seriously best advice I can give.

  3. ocsurf32

    ocsurf32 Well-Known Member

    Jul 22, 2012
    Dean save your money and just go to the beach with the family and never touch a surfboard again. those waves suck so bad not worth sh*t
  4. zach619

    zach619 Well-Known Member

    Jan 21, 2009
    Im going in November bro. Don't feel bad. I am going to drive over to Cocoa one morning in hopes of real waves, but these don't look as bad as they are saying. It's no wavehouse, but it looks fun for a family.




    Third pic looks like he is about 12 or so... Let me know how bad it is, cause I may be giving it a shot in the fall. I always thought the wavehouse was lame until I tried it. When that thing is macking, its difficult and very rewarding. Don't think Disney is going to allow the tomfollery that they do in mission beach, but screw it, I would go. So would Eddie.
  5. zach619

    zach619 Well-Known Member

    Jan 21, 2009
    I mean, why not be able to say, Yeah, I surfed a wave pool before. Check that off the spot check list. I have done the fake standup barrel before, but not an actual wave pool designed for surfing.
  6. ocsurf32

    ocsurf32 Well-Known Member

    Jul 22, 2012
    yea i agree with you guys but it costs 1000 dollars for 100 waves.
  7. D

    D Member

    Oct 14, 2012
    Yea I agree With you Zach619, The youtube vids look alright actually. and its better then not surfing at all right...

    100 waves just me and the boys.. could be the best part about Disney altogether...
  8. D

    D Member

    Oct 14, 2012
    I got 40% off my room with the cast member discount. Friends cousin works for corporate.
  9. zach619

    zach619 Well-Known Member

    Jan 21, 2009
    Haha. I am going there on a free 4 night stay at a 4 star place. I have to spend 2 hours listening to a Time Share presentation though... Bastards.

    But where are you guys seeing the pricing for the wave thing? I dont see it on their site. $10.00 per wave is a little steep, but It would just be me. I would do 10 waves or so for $100 if they would let me. I see no harm in that.
  10. bilthy

    bilthy Well-Known Member

    Oct 26, 2012
    spend the day checking out cocoa beach/satellite beach. the kids will have some fun even if there aren't any adult sized waves.
  11. zach619

    zach619 Well-Known Member

    Jan 21, 2009
    Also, do they have "real" boards to use? Or do you have to lug your shortboard around the park all day?
  12. Speed Bump

    Speed Bump Well-Known Member

    Jun 3, 2014
    I bodyboarded it.
    It's a pretty small, mushy wave. It will be fine for you and your kids, but be aware of the bouyancy issue. It's fresh water so it's very boggy. The guys I surfed with had a very hard time holding the wave and blew a lot of their waves over the back when they got too far out on the shoulder. If you're a triple threat (LB, SB, BB) suggest you sponge it. The fins help a lot.

    They can throw A-frames, lefts, or rights depending on what you want. A-frames can (obviously) take two surfers, doubling your wave count. The A-frames are also the biggest wave the pool can generate. If it's just the 3 of you, you'll be hard-pressed to keep up with the pace as I remembering the pool firing a wave every 3-4 minutes, which is about how long it takes to briskly walk back around the pool, jump off the wall, and paddle into position.

    The wave is pretty unremarkable. What's a total trip is surfing in an empty Disney theme park. I went with a large group at night and had the run of the park. Everything has a Gilligan's Island/Castaway theme and it's pretty sweet to run amok in the park after dark, between waves. I suggest you try to find a group to glom on to lower the expense and give yourselves a breather to do a little exporing while you wait your turn.

    The anticipation of sitting out in a clear, calm, lighted pool while waiting for the GLOOMP!-FWOOSH of the wave machine and this SH swell humping up out of nowhere is pretty sick.

    Also; fair warning; the concrete areas of the pool are painted with a material that shreds booties. Go barefoot or hard-soled or take off your fin socks while walking back. Also don't get excited and drop your board or it will get majorly dinged.


    Alternately, as others have said, just go to Cocoa Beach. There's plenty of breaks all up and down the coast if there's any sort of swell. When is this trip planned for?

    It's BYOB after-hours. You won't be allowed to keep it during regular hours. Put it in the car to bake or something.
    Last edited: Jun 13, 2014
  13. salt

    salt Well-Known Member

    Mar 9, 2010
    divorce her. seriously. she will hijack every vacation for the rest of your life. find a woman who accepts surfing as part of your lifestyle, including your vacation time.
  14. rcarter

    rcarter Well-Known Member

    Jul 26, 2009
    This made me laugh very hard!
  15. DawnPatrol321

    DawnPatrol321 Well-Known Member

    Mar 6, 2012
    Sounds like fun but like others have said Cocoa is a short drive from there.
  16. Zeroevol

    Zeroevol Well-Known Member

    Jun 22, 2009

    Mushy, mouse piss, yadda yadda. That still looks like a fun wave, especially if you have your kids. Not sure if its worth $1000, though. I grew up surfing Cocoa and it's not too far, so I would def put that up as an option if the wife doesn't mind a day on the beach. Have fun
  17. Thewaternerd

    Thewaternerd Well-Known Member

    Feb 16, 2013

    Either pick out a certain amount of lefts and rights (which have more power and a better section) or "Have more fun" sharing mushburgers with yo' fam.
  18. littlerhody

    littlerhody Well-Known Member

    Jan 16, 2009
    you can probably rent a jet ski to get towed in also. this time of year they get massive swells

  19. sisurfdogg

    sisurfdogg Well-Known Member

    Jun 17, 2013
    I've done it as part of a promo, and it sucked. Bring a fun shape, not a shortboard due to the buoyancy difference fresh water has. Make them play loud music of your choice which will add to the party atmosphere. Not worth the money, but it will be an awesome family memory. You are definately taking one for the team, and the Wave Gods should reward you in the future. Should. No guarantees, but a deposit has been made into the charma bank. My wife dragged me up to Minnesota one time for a wedding, and the next summer me and the boys hit Dominical and Pavones. It was a fair trade off.
  20. ocsurf32

    ocsurf32 Well-Known Member

    Jul 22, 2012
    Here is the thing i believe you have to buy the 100 waves for 1000 dollars you can't just say I want to spend 50 for 5 waves . . . I would bring a performance longboard or fun shape also, the wave only has a few fun sections everything else is just blahhh