Walt Disney World’s Typhoon Lagoon water park offers something for everyone’s level of thrill. Visitors can climb the hillside of Mount Mayday to access three different water fall-style slides. There’s a mild one–Keelhaul Falls, a moderate one–Mayday Falls, and a family one–Gang Plank Falls. All three are sure to please!
Keelhaul Falls, the least intense of the three slides, is a smooth, relaxing single-rider inner tube course lined with boulders and palm trees, that gives riders a sense of adventure as they careen through caverns and get spritzed by a waterfall before splashing down at the bottom.
Mayday Falls, the most intense of the three slides, is also the highest and longest waterslide at Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon. Guests need to hang on tight to their single-rider inner tubes for a fast, turbulent trip down Mount Mayday, as they swerve ans sway through caves and under bridges, getting splished and splashed before landing in the pool below.
Gang Plank Falls
Gang Plank Falls is group fun for 4! This 300-foot-long waterslide carries a 4-person inner tube along rushing rapids down Mount Mayday. Riders zip through caverns, beneath waterfalls, and under bridges along the way, while the raft rotates by banking off the sides. (Parties of fewer than than 4 may be asked to ride with other Guests.)
In nature, waterfalls and rivers cause erosion to the ground over which they flow. Today, take a nature walk or visit a nearby preserve, and then make a salt-dough model of what you saw. Follow the instructions found at Our Journey Westward.
SCHOOL SUBJECT: Earth Science
SKILL LEVEL: Elementary
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