Splashing Waves at Typhoon Lagoon

Splashing Waves at Typhoon Lagoon

Waves splash against the side walls of the main wave lagoon at the Typhoon Lagoon water park in Walt Disney World, while the Miss Tilly boat sits atop Mount Mayday in the distance.

I know that the large wall there hides the wave-making machines for Typhoon Lagoon, but I also like how it is an interesting looking wall. As if it is barely holding back a big wall of water, even if a bit of water does get through the makeshift dam.

The splashes of water drops that you can see here were from the waves hitting the wall along the side of the lagoon. At this time, they were having small bobbing waves. But as you can see, even those “small” waves make a big splash. And we have often seen the lifeguards have to assist someone who got into more than they could handle with those “small” waves. Those smaller, constant waves aren’t as popular as the big waves that come every couple of minutes, but they can still be fun.

If you haven’t seen it yet, this might be a good time to watch the video A Day at Typhoon Lagoon that was posted here earlier, just in case you were wondering what Typhoon Lagoon is all about.

Yes, you can drive just over an hour from Walt Disney World either east or west and find actual waves. Actually, the waves to the east are bigger than those to the west. And often we prefer to do that, enjoying the real thing instead of something man-made. And enjoying not having to pay Disney-priced admission fees to enjoy the waves. But sometimes, enjoying a water park is fun, too. And where else would you see a ship on top of a mountain?

Finally brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable—if there is any moral excellence and if there is any praise—dwell on these things. - Philippians 4:8

About the photo:
I actually didn’t spend all that much time taking photos at Typhoon Lagoon, because I didn’t want to keep up with my camera all day. And most of the photos I did take have Mount Mayday in them somewhere. I like how it is off in the distance in this one.
A single RAW exposure, processed in Photoshop. Read more about the photo software and gear I use at the camera gear page.
Camera: Olympus OM-D E-M10
Lens: Olympus M.Zukio 25mm f1.8

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