Those wanting the full experience of the water park Typhoon Lagoon in Walt Disney World of Florida will not want to miss the Surf Pool or Castaway Creek. The latter of these two, Castaway Creek, is the 2,100 foot long lazy river that winds around the perimeter of the water park.
Of course, those looking for the thrill rides of Typhoon Lagoon should look elsewhere. Castaway Creek is a slow-moving journey that allows one to relax as you meander in a clockwise fashion past many of the other attractions that you will find at the water park.
In fact, even for those who might not normally be interested in the rather tame experience will find that Castaway Creek offers an excellent way of familiarizing yourself with the park. It can also serve as a nice respite in between some of the more adventurous attractions like Humunga Kowabunga and Crush ‘N’ Gusher.
There are five locations around the perimeter of the park where one can enter the lazy river. Disney offers maps throughout the park which show these locations, or you can just wander around until you find one which won’t be long. Just follow the steps down into the water and grab one of the tubes that are provided at no additional charge.
From there, sit back and relax as the 640m long attraction whisks you through recreations of a rain forest complete with mists and sprays, caves and even an area in need of some “repair” where leaking pipes drip cold water on those who pass underneath. You can stay on Castaway Creek for a complete journey around which will take around 20-30 minutes, or hop off at any of the stops along the way. Of course, you could also just ride it around and around for several hours as well!
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