Best Theme Parks: Laid-back and all-ages friendly (with a few killer slides and rides to satisfy the thrill-seekers in your crew) Typhoon Lagoon offers up the cool waters the Orlando heat makes you crave all while enveloping visitors in the Disney magic they've come to expect. In the case of this park, a tropical island village motif sets the mood. Highlights here include Shark Reef, offering visitors the chance to swim freely with leopard and bonnethead sharks, among other beautiful ocean creatures, in a safe, controlled environment and the Surf Pool -- one of the world's largest -- which cycles between small and large swells so that riders of all skill levels get a chance to hang ten.
Water Parks: A bright, tropical island village serves as the setting for this well-loved water park. Created in the aftermath of an imaginary tropical storm, Disney's Typhoon Lagoon features one-of-a-kind rides and slides amidst gorgeous palm trees and whimsical marine wreckage. A children's area with miniature raft rides amuses little ones, while parents can unwind on the 2,100-foot lazy river or join their kids on a once-in-a-lifetime Shark Reef snorkeling adventure, complete with sharks and stingrays. If you are looking to learn a new skill then sign up for surf lessons available for guest age 8 and older for an additional cost.