TRAVELSCRIBBLES is a blog featuring travel reports, advice, and idea sharing for those interested in both domestic and international exploration.

Roger Sauer and his wife Donna have spent years traveling the world but have many places yet to see. You can follow their past and current travels here as well as post comments and questions about places they have visited.

Roger and Donna travelled to New Zealand and Australia in September, 2013. They will be in Paris in September 2015 with a train trip to Nice and Barcelona. They will then be aboard the Disney Magic (again) for a transatlantic cruise to Miami. Follow their travels on Twitter @rsauer3473.

Donna and Roger own Disney Vacation Club memberships at Old Key West and Beach Cub resorts in Walt Disney World. They also have other timeshare interests in Maui, Cancun, Orlando, and Palm Springs.
Feel free to contact them at 503-585-3473 if you would like rent one of these properties.

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Thursday, April 4, 2013

Disney's Typhoon Lagoon at Walt Disney World

Typhoon Lagoon in Disney World is a top notch water park with something for everybody. Unfortunately everybody was there yesterday, a Friday. The park's slides, wave pool, lazy river, water roller coaster known as the Crushin Gusher, and kids area offer families or teens an activity that they will enjoy. During slower seasons the lines are modest. During the summer and holidays the lines can be intimidating. There was a 45 minute wait for the family tube ride and, as there is little shade in the queues, the wait can be oppressive when temps are in the 90's. Crushin Gusher's wait was a shorter 15 minutes by mid afternoon. The lazy river could be enjoyed at any times though there were some bottlenecks.

A few suggestions for summer visits:
1. Check out a park map to familiarize yourself with areas.
2. If you use Disney transportation, allow an hour to get to the park as most buses also stop at Downtown Disney.
3. Come before the park opens, get a locker if necessary, and get your spot. Good shady areas are grabbed up first.
4. Slide lines grow during the day; experience your top choices early as you would in the parks.
5. Bring drinks and snacks: food here is Disney-priced. There is an an all-you-can-drink cup at about $11.
6. Sunscreen is a must.
7. Crowds begin to leave by noon though we observed some arriving as late as 4 PM when the park was open until 8 PM.
8. If you are at WDW and expect to go to water parks more than once along with the parks, getting the water parks and more option on your parks pass becomes a bargain.

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