Disney opens new water coaster at Typhoon Lagoon

Posted Wednesday, March 16, 2005 10:06 AM | Contributed by supermandl

Walt Disney World opened the Orlando area's first water coaster, Crush 'n' Gusher, at Typhoon Lagoon Tuesday.

Read more and see photos from WKMG/Orlando and Orlando Business Journal.

Wednesday, March 16, 2005 11:38 AM
Just making, what in my opinion, is the best waterpark in Florida, even better. I know there are a lot of people who love Blizzard Beach, but you really cannot beat the wave pool at Typhoon Lagoon, or swimming with sharks. Now...when is Disney gonna get themselves a ProSlide Tornado? Seems like every park is getting one of those ;)
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Wednesday, March 16, 2005 3:18 PM
STILL Waiting on Joe C to give us the full report....;)
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Wednesday, March 16, 2005 4:22 PM
Oh whoops, my bad. I forgot to tell you I never got on it, gator, since it was 50ยบ and RAINING that day. What a bunch of crap!

Anyhoo, my friend went and said it was fun for what it was but it stunk because it was extremely short. I guess I'll have to wait til the comp Cast Members in again - don't feel like wasting half a days pay on a waterpark. ;)

Joe "maybe Keith should go by himself since he has a premium annual" C.

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Wednesday, March 16, 2005 6:20 PM
I just got back from my day at Typhoon....and the new ride is pretty good. There are actually 3 new slides at Crush 'n Gusher. One of 'em is a lot tamer than the other 2. I think they all have 3 drops if I remember correctly.

They were all very short though, I think it would have been better to connect all 3 and make one long slide...but hey whatever works. Overall definitely a good addition to the park, giving the thrill seekers a reason to go to Typhoon over Blizzard Beach (if the wave pool wasn't reason enough already!)

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Wednesday, March 16, 2005 10:29 PM
Just out of curiosity, why did the entire park have to shut down just for this attraction?
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Thursday, March 17, 2005 11:37 AM
The park didn't shut down just for this attraction. Both water parks shut down every year for refurbishments during the off-peak season. Blizzard beach stays open during Typhoon Lagoons rehab, and vice versa.
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Thursday, March 17, 2005 3:12 PM
I just got back from Orlando. I apologize that the descriptions will be brief because I don't have a lot of time. There are three slides a top one tower. The theming is certainly up to disney par - I believe it is themed after a factory that washes and 'slushes and gushes' (not sure what tha means) the three kinds of produce: bananas (I am pretty sure it is banana), coconut, and pineapple. Out of the three slides, I have to say that the one where the line starts in the middle - pretty sure it is coconut is the best slide - certainly the longest. In addition, it is the slide that offers the most airtime out of the three. It can be safely stated that Slusher Gusher is a great addition to Typhoon Lagoon. (sorry for not taking pictures if there aren't many on the web).
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Monday, March 21, 2005 1:08 PM
Bananas? Paul Ruben must be ALL over that place! ;)

Joe, you really don't get *comped in* at all Disney parks? That sucks of them! 50* and raining, I still think you shoulda given it ONE ride just so you cold hold it over our heads...;)

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