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Walt Disney World POP! Quiz – Typhoon Lagoon Answers






1. What is the name of the boat at the top of Mount Mayday?

  1. Miss Milly
  2. Miss Tilly – Originally from Safen Sound, Florida, the shrimp boat Miss Tilly now sits atop Mount Mayday.
  3. Miss Gilly


2. How many stories do riders drop on the thrilling speed slide Humunga Kowabunga?

  1. 5 stories – This 214 foot, speed flume sends riders down 5 stories at sharp downhill angle of 60 degrees!
  2. 10 stories
  3. 3 stories


3. What are the names of the Crush ‘n’ Gusher’s three water coaster slides? Banana Blaster, Coconut Crusher and Pineapple Plunger are the names of the three water coaster slides that range from 410 feet to 420 feet. Sponsored by Chiquita, Crush ‘n’ Gusher opened on March 15, 2005 and was the first water coaster built for a Walt Disney World water park. 


4. How large, in acres is the Typhoon Lagoon Surf Pool?

  1. 4 acres
  2. 3 acres
  3. 2.5 acres – The Typhoon Lagoon Surf Pool holds 2.75 million gallons of water and is the largest surf pool in the United States. About 80,000 gallons of water are used for the 6 foot high surf wave that is produced every 90 seconds (bobbing waves are produced every 30 seconds). 


5. True of False: The Shark Reef at Typhoon Lagoon is a fresh water coral reef. The Shark Reef holds 362,000 gallons of salt water at a near constant temperature of 68 degrees (Fahrenheit). After the initial drop off, the reef is 10 feet deep. The snorkel-swim across the reef takes approximately 15 minutes and swimmers are treated to views of stingrays, blue tangs, leopard sharks and bonnethead sharks. 


6. What is the name of the tug boat located at Ketchakidde Creek?

  1. Miss Silly
  2. S.S. Squirt – Ketchakidde Creek is the kids play zone at Typhoon Lagoon. Those under four feet are welcome to explore the S.S. Squirt along with side-by-side mini water slides, mini inner tube rapid slides, crawl chutes, animal shaped water fountains and waterfall blanketed caves.
  3. S.S. Fun


7. What is the name of the fictional town where Typhoon Lagoon is set? Placid Palms Resort


8. Who is the mascot of Typhoon Lagoon? The mascot of Typhoon Lagoon is Lagoona Gator. At one point, guests to the water park were able to meet and take pictures with Lagoona Gator. Next time you find yourself at Typhoon Lagoon, slow down and look for this reptilian mascot’s fun hidden details. 


If you’re looking to learn more about Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon, make sure to check out WDW Radio Show #405 where Lou Mongello talks about it’s history, stories, attractions, and the best way to get the most out of your day at the water park!



(Typhoon Lagoon photo from the Flickr Creative Commons – Chad Sparkes/license)


Erin Stough has always loved Disney, but the magic of the parks truly captured her imagination during a mother-daughter trip in 2001.  The fire was ignited and Erin hasn’t looked back! When she isn’t devouring Disney related books, Erin spends time with her wonderful (and patient) husband and super pup Milo.