Time for Typhoon Lagoon
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After a good night's sleep, we awoke rested and very ready to go to Typhoon Lagoon, the other WDW waterpark. It was important to be
there as early as possible to get good seats and to beat the crowd. Shortly after the 9am opening, we were there and set up in a good location near the gi-normous wave pool. Looks like some of the groups from Brazil are here. There's a big pile of those matching backpacks
they carry around a little ways away. We hit the family raft ride and then walked over to the water rollercoaster. This was big fun!
The kids rode it twice since the wait was really short. Then I went to the chairs to chill out with my book and everyone else went off to ride slides without innertubes
and presumably, get some wedgies.
of the park. Then we got in the huge wave pool. Every 5 minutes there is a machine that generates a huge wave at the back of the area. It makes a warning sound, kind of like a growl, and everyone screams in anticipation. It comes foward and spends itself, much like
the ocean. If you're not careful you'll get knocked over! We played in the waves for a bit, then DS went off to ride a particular slide again and DD just wanted to rest. DH and I went to get a frozen beverage with a little kick to it. It hit the spot! After hooking up with
the kids again, we got inline for the family raft ride again, this time with a little bit of a wait.
out. Of course, being in Central Florida, the sky clouded over and the wind kicked up. We're not under a shelter today, and we're
not sticking around for a redeux! We'd had about 5 good hours here, so it was back to the resort. It did sprinkle a bit, but cleared
up by the time we got back. We got cleaned up and the kids wanted to rest in the room, so DH and I headed out for an early happy
hour. Then, after grabbing the kids , we walked around the Boardwalk area, went back to the ESPN shop and the Boardwalk Sweets shop, took a silly
photo in one of those tiny photo booths, and headed back. Tonight we ate at Beaches and Cream, burgers, fries and ice cream all
around! Then we just relaxed by the pool and enjoyed the resort and our last night.
Swan and Dolphin resorts then came back and sat on the beach. We watched the ducks and the kids on the waterslide. Eventually,
it was time to go in to pack and sleep one last time in our beautiful room. We are leaving here at 8am, so it was a relatively early night
for us. Not so much for the idiots in the next room. Did I mention the walls are thin? The dad was on the phone at 11:30pm carrying on in the loudest voice possible. Their room service was WAY late, like 3 hours, for his 5 kids. Now that is a legit complaint. But dude, chill out!
People are trying to sleep around here, you know. Security came and knocked on their door and told them to hold it down, and finally we
all got some sleep.