Typhoon Lagoon’s Gangplank Falls

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How about a family adventure? Typhoon Lagoon’s Gangplank Falls allows up to four Guests in one raft to ride the rapids. This rapid adventure takes families through caves, down rocky mountainsides, and past waterfalls. Oh, there’s one more thing…fireworks. That’s right! Fireworks! The typhoon that swept all the debris seemed to have also swept up some Chinese fireworks and gunpowder. Just keep your fingers crossed that none of the boxes catch a spark!

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This raft ride is great for all ages. This is also a great experience for family or friends to have together, which is rare compared to some of the other water park attractions. Located near Keelhaul Falls and Mayday Falls, this raft ride also offers scenic views and fun thrills very much like Teamboat Springs at Blizzard Beach.

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Today’s Takeaway:
We all know that a trip to Disney isn’t complete without one show with fireworks! But just how does Disney do it every night? With great shows like Fantasmic, Wishes Nighttime Spectacular, and IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth at Walt Disney World Resort, have you ever wondered how these beautiful sparks of light are created? Well take a look at the video below to see the complex process of putting together a firework.

Neat huh? Now take a look at how a Disney’s pyrotechnic team creates a firework display at Disneyland Resort with this little behind-the-scenes video!

Remember that fireworks are extremely dangerous and should always be handled with care, under mature adult supervision. Be smart and safe with fireworks!

SCHOOL SUBJECT: Science, pyrotechnics
SKILL LEVEL: High School

*Pooh-sized thanks to our wonderful assistant Tiffany for today’s post and pics!*

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Jodi Whisenhunt is an award-winning freelance writer and editor who has visited Walt Disney World numerous times and has been homeschooling since 2000. She is the author of MAGICAL MOUSE SCHOOLHOUSE: Learn While You Play at Walt Disney World Resort, available for purchase at Amazon, Barnes & Noble and CreateSpace. Come, think outside the textbook and stretch the walls of your home classroom with Walt Disney entertainment!


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  • kima86

    Believe it or not, I’ve been to WDW 8 times and have never made it to one of their waterparks. Looking at the photos from this post, I think we’re going to have to take at least 1 day to visit one of them…looks like fun & if it’s done by Disney, you know it’ll be wonderfully themed! Thanks for sharing.

    • http://www.magicalmouseschoolhouse.com/ Jodi / MagicalMouseSchoolhouse

      Yes, you must work in a water park day next time! I personally prefer Blizzard Beach, but we had tons of fun at TL too!

  • Cathleen King

    I love that ride.

    • http://www.magicalmouseschoolhouse.com/ Jodi / MagicalMouseSchoolhouse

      It’s a fun one!

  • Denise N.

    We didn’t do the water parks last trip to Disney, my little one just isn’t fond of water, but hoping to hit up a water park at least once next year. This ride looks perfect for the family, not too wild a ride. Keeping my fingers crossed about my youngest learning to love the water!!

    • http://www.magicalmouseschoolhouse.com/ Jodi / MagicalMouseSchoolhouse

      Hope that works out! The water parks are fun! Remember that both water parks have special areas with mini-slides and wading pools and sprayers and stuff just for the littler kids who aren’t real fond of the water.

  • Sarah White

    I’ve only gone to a Disney water park once and I believe it was Blizzard Beach. It was several years ago and soooo hot that week we were in FL. I did enjoy myself along with my nieces and nephew. Typhoon Lagoon is next on my list and that raft ride does seem similar to the one at BB. I will have to tell husband about this park and see if he’s interested in adding this to our itinerary.

    • http://www.magicalmouseschoolhouse.com/ Jodi / MagicalMouseSchoolhouse

      You should go! We don’t hit the water parks every visit, but we do enjoy them!

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