According to legend, Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon was created when a storm hurled surfboards, palm trees, boats, and debris around Mount Mayday. The storm also blew the Miss Tilly, a shrimp boat, on top of Mount Mayday’s volcano. The volcano erupts every half hour in attempt to dislodge the boat, resulting in a water geyser spouting from the top of the ship.
Brave the side of the mountain to journey down a trio of water slides known as the Storm Slides. The Jib Jammer, Stern Burney, and Rudder Buster all are fun waterways that take you down 3 stories of the mountain slope through caves and waterfalls before splashing down into a pool of water.
The Storm Slides, located on the right side of Mount Mayday near the Shark Reef, are some of Typhoon Lagoon’s milder but very popular attractions. They are open, offering great views of the park. Any age can take the plunge and there are no height requirements. Keeping with the tradition of Disney Imagineering magic, the ride queue includes glances at some of the tossed boats and debris to keep your attention while climbing the mountain. Some parts of the line involve walking on stepping-stones, crossing bridges, and passing waterfalls. Guests catch an up-close view of the Miss Tilly before sliding down the waterway.
The Miss Tilly geyser isn’t the only known one to blow at a predicted time. One of the most famous is Old Faithful at Yellowstone National Park. Old Faithful used to erupt more frequently until a 1998 earchquake changed its pattern. It now shoots water into the air for about two-and-a-half minutes every ninety minutes. Take a look and find out more about this geyser. You can watch Old Faithful erupt online by visiting the National Parks website! Take a moment to enjoy this national treasure.
SCHOOL SUBJECT: Geology
SKILL LEVEL: Elementary
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