Disney's Blizzard Beach & Disney's Typhoon Lagoon guidemaps
A small collection of guidemaps for Disney's Blizzard Beach and Disney's Typhoon Lagoon water parks at Walt Disney World.
Ever since the mid 1970s, the Walt Disney World Resort has featured at least one water park to help entertain the visitors. This trend started back in 1976 with the opening of Disney's River Country, a small water park on the shore of Bay Lake. River Country was themed as an ol' swimming hole, a watery place hidden in the trees where you and your friends would cool off in the summer. This fit right along with the theming of River Country's neighbor on Bay Lake, Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort and Campground.
River Country was the only water park in Walt Disney World until Disney's Typhoon Lagoon opened in 1989. Instead of being a small water park with only a few water slides, Typhoon Lagoon was a much larger water park with a wider variety of attractions. Themed to a ship that was shipwrecked on a tropical island, Typhoon Lagoon featured a large wave pool that would periodically release a miniature tsumani wave, several water slides, twin speed slides that raced down a mountain, and even a coral reef where you could snorkel with live sharks.
The success of Typhoon Lagoon helped push the opening of a third water park at Walt Disney World. Disney's Blizzard Beach water park opened in 1995. The story behind Blizzard Beach is that a freak snowstorm struck central Florida. The Imagineers raced to built a ski resort, but during the construction the snow began to melt and form natural waterslides. Not wanting to let the construction go to waste, Disney decided to open the defunct ski resort as a water park. Just like Typhoon Lagoon, Blizzard Beach featured a large wave pool and a variety of winter-themed water slides. Disney's Blizzard Beach made the record books by (at that time) having the world's tallest and fastest water slide.
River Country closed in 2001, and in 2005 it was announced that it would permanently remain closed. Legend has it that the water park was simply abandoned and not dismantled.
Please select a guidemap from the listing below. Additional maps will be added over time.
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