• On Feb 20, 2017
    Catherine from OH Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    I searched the website for the current Disney planning video &was only given a link (no DVD) the video suggested that typhoon lagoon still is operating the SharkReef, Is it still open? I thought it closed 10/2016.This could def. change our plans!

    Hello Catherine! Welcome back the Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    One of the best (worst) aspects of being a part of the Disney Parks Moms Panel is that you are always learning new things about the Endless Magic at Walt Disney World Resort. Unfortunately, sometimes that means that you find out about some things no longer being offered that will definitely be missed. I had no idea about the Chicken and Ribs Combo at Cosmic Ray's Starlight Cafe no longer being offered until my fellow Mom, Leslie, responded to your previous inquiry. My next visit with Sonny Eclipse will have to be rib-less, I suppose.

    When Disney's Typhoon Lagoon first opened, one of the most popular attractions (and a personal favorite) was the Shark Reef. It truly offered a unique experience unparalleled to any other water park I had visited.  The good news I can give you is that the first new attraction, Miss Adventure Falls, is being added to Disney's Typhoon Lagoon in over 10 years. This family-friendly treasure raft ride will be the longest ride ever built in the Walt Disney World Water Parks and looks incredibly well-themed and designed. It is slated to open in Spring 2017.

    Unfortunately, the opening of fantastic new experiences sometimes means the closing of some treasured classics. In this case, Miss Adventure Falls is being built on the grounds where Shark Reef initially stood. In watching the planning video, I also noticed that it is still being advertised and will try to get in contact with someone to remedy the situation for future planners. Thank you for bringing it to our attention.

    Have a Splash on your Vacation!
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