Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon water park has been closed since Walt Disney World Resort shut down amid the COVID-19 pandemic in spring 2020. Although Disney’s Blizzard Beach water park has since reopened, Typhoon Lagoon remains empty — and looks more-or-less abandoned.
Twitter user Bioreconstruct has been sharing photos of the desolate-looking theme park all summer, including the following image of the drained wave pool:
Aerial overview of Typhoon Lagoon with drained wave pool.
Aerial overview of Typhoon Lagoon with drained wave pool. pic.twitter.com/EDb9TG9xWU
— bioreconstruct (@bioreconstruct) June 27, 2021
Disney has, however, recently been filing permits for construction around the closed water park, which many Disney Park fans are hoping is a sign that we’ll get a reopening announcement soon.
Now, a new permit indicates that work will be done on the Ketchakiddee Creek area of the Disney World Park. The work will be performed by the S&S Tile Roofing Company, based in Longwood, Florida.
Although Disney has not made any official announcements regarding a reopening date for Typhoon Lagoon, roofing work could be a good sign.
Ketchakiddee Creek is officially described as:
Kids under 4 feet tall can frolic in shallow pools populated by whimsical crocodiles, squirting seals and playful elephants. Let them explore mini waterslides, splash in a cave with a waterfall and take aim with a water cannon aboard the leaky tugboat S.S. Squirt.
Kid-friendly tunes and a small, sandy beach make this the perfect playground for water-loving kiddos.
Typhoon Lagoon also has plenty of rides for the older members of your family, including North America’s largest wave pool, the Crush’n’Gusher water slide that is inspired by roller coasters, and the completely dark Humunga Kowabunga body slide!
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