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Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon is a water park at the Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. It was the second Disney water park built, following Disney’s River Country and preceding Disney’s Blizzard Beach.

Backstory[]

The area was once known as Placid Palms, home to a large volcano called Mount Mayday and a popular beach resort in Blustery Bay. Then, a massive typhoon hit the area. Ships were thrown throughout the area and into buildings. One went into a harbor, cutting it off from the sea and releasing fish and sharks into the waters. A large shrimp ship known as the Miss Tilly was lodged onto Mount Mayday which attempts to dislodge it every half hour. The palms of Placid Palms leaned over, from the force of the winds. The typhoon brought new waterfalls, rapids, and pools for the inhabitants to enjoy. The Placid Palms Resort was subsequently transformed into Typhoon Lagoon.

S.E.A. Attractions[]

Discounting retconned attractions and restaurants, Typhoon Lagoon is home to the first Society of Explorers and Adventurers attraction to open in the United States.

Miss Adventure Falls[]

Captain Mary Oceaneer and her parrot Duncan were deep-sea diving in the area and coming into port when a giant storm overtook her ship. The M.S. Salty IV and all of its cargo were scattered throughout Blustery Bay. Guests are tasked to help locate her treasures, hopping aboard the treasure rafts and journeying throughout the bay.

Connections[]

Disney films[]

  • Atlantis: The Lost Empire: One of Mary Oceaneer’s diving bells features a phrase of Atlantean printed on the front. When translated, it reads “I come in peace”.
  • The Little Mermaid:  Ariel's snarflblatt and contract with Ursula were in the wreckage of Mary Oceaneer's ship.
  • Who Framed Roger Rabbit: Placid Palms resident, "Hammerhead Fred" is shown to rely on the Acme Corporation via, "Acme Taxidermy".[1]

Mystic Manor[]

Captain Mary Oceaneer originates from Mystic Manor where a portrait in the collection of Lord Henry Mystic showed her at a meeting for the Society of Explorers and Adventurers in 1899 within the Hotel Hightower.

Oceaneer Lab[]

Oceaneer Lab was an attraction pre-dating Miss Adventure Falls both in real-life and in fictional chronology which revolved around Mary Oceaneer's ship the R.V. Oceaneer Lab.

Pleasure Island[]

Within the original 1989 storyline for Pleasure Island, the 1955 storm that destroyed Pleasure Island Hurricane Connie was also responsible for the destruction of Placid Palms. The connection has naturally been overlooked in the years after Pleasure Island's closure and it's uncertain if the 1991 revisions to the Pleasure Island story that moved the storm to 1944 applied to Typhoon Lagoon (somewhat unlikely given the 1950s aesthetics in the park). Meanwhile, the timeline of Oceaneer's arrival to the lagoon has been left ambiguous.

Trader Sam's Enchanted Tiki Bar[]

A framed photo of the Miss Tilly with a postcard from the ship's crew suggests they were drinking when the ship became trapped on Mount Mayday. It shows them as having familiarity with Trader Sam from the Jungle Cruise.

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