Camera Crazy at Typhoon Lagoon

Trip Start Feb 17, 2011
Trip End Feb 23, 2011

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Monday, February 21, 2011

Today's Weather: 86F, partly cloudy

Typhoon Lagoon was the attraction of the day.   The day was above and beyond perfect for me because of my new toy – my waterproof camera.  What a great purchase!  I had a blast with it and consequently we have more pictures/videos from this attraction than any other.

When we were here in ’96, Typhoon Lagoon was closed and we could only go to Blizzard Beach.  The last time we dropped in at this locale was 1992 when we were here with my sister and her family.  Nothing much has changed at the Lagoon in 20 years except for the addition of the Crush 'n’ Gusher.  That and the other fast slides are not really our style.  We decided that we were happy enough in the Surf Pool and Castaway Creek.

Pete had read about Getaway Glen, which is a reserved secluded location to park yourself for the day.   We chose The Umbrella Package for which we got 2 lounge chairs, an umbrella, 1 end table and 4 towels (and Premium Space wristbands to show you belonged there).  Of course this cost extra above the entrance but it was well worth it.  I would not  visit again without paying for this amenity.  You weren’t elbow-to-elbow with other people and you felt it was more secure.  Of course, there were a couple instances where door-crashers ignored the warning sign on the entry gate and temporarily tried to park themselves on empty lounge chairs.

We were the first ones in the Glen and accordingly we had station number 1.  After settling in on our spot, we took a quick look-see around our immediate area and then went into the Surf Pool.  Fun, fun, fun!  Did I mention how Exceptional it was to have the waterproof camera?  I tried to take video when the big wave hit but, being thrown around, all I mostly achieved was to film blueness and bubbles.  Then I tried diving before the wave hit with the filming aimed at my feet.  This was slightly better and definitely more amusing.  So I tried pictures/videos this way and that way and in the water and out and I was just a giggly happy person.  

After a long time in the Surf Pool, we headed over to enjoy Castaway Creek; the water was SO warm it was amazing.  I don’t remember the temperatures of the water being so lovely before.  Maybe it’s just the time of year; the temperature outside isn’t usually at 86F.  The guy at our resort gift shop this morning said summer had come early.  In any case the Surf Report stated the Lagoon was 82F/27C and Castaway Creek was 88F/31C today.  So we went round the Lagoon with more pictures and ‘video’ and giggling Debbie.

After Castaway Creek, we sat down on our lounge chairs and baked in the sun for a good while.   Oooh, it was nice and hot and relaxing.  Then, into the Surf Pool for another long stint.  More baking and drying.  And so the relaxing, fun day slipped away.  Before leaving, we took a leisurely stroll around the perimeter of the park and watched people descending the slides.
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Darlene on

I'm glad to hear you had so much fun. I always remember the temp of the water of Castaway Creek was slightly cool, so I'm glad it was warm for you!

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