BREAKING: Typhoon Lagoon Expansion Planned with New Family Raft Ride

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According to permits filed by Disney with the South Florida Water Management District, there is a 2 acre expansion of Typhoon Lagoon water park on the way…

Typhoon Expansion

According to the document, the plans include “construction of new guest areas, including a water feature. Sidewalks and landscaped areas will be provided for guest access.” The main attraction in the new area is highlighted as “a new family raft ride that is to be located west of the Crush N Gusher ride.” The ride would take place in an elevated flume/track. The graphic below shows the ride area in green overlaid on an aerial view of Typhoon Lagoon.  The ride itself will be located to the west of Crush N Gusher, and a lot of the associated walkways will occupy the current sandy area near the exit pool from Crush N Gusher.

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Disney has not announced this project yet, but filing these permits is the first step in the construction process.

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Tom has been regularly visiting the Walt Disney World® Resort from the time he was 4 months old. While he has made countless visits in the last 28 years, he did not become a truly active member in the Disney fan community until the summer of 2007, when he decided to launch the WDW News Today website and podcast. Tom has since become an Orlando-local and is a published author on Walt Disney World.
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Andy
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Andy

No credit to Danlb? That guy works pretty hard to find this stuff- at least give credit where it’s due.

wdwnt
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wdwnt

It’s a permit publicly filed, you may want to also take this up with the Sentinel and Orlando Business Journal, “real” journalists who only credit the actual permit since it is public record. We find plenty of stories like this and get no credit since it is information that can be found easily with some effort, I don’t chase them down for stealing the story.

Andy
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Andy

You shouldn’t worry about how the sentinel or OBJ handle their crediting- as they aren’t you. And how do you know I didn’t mention anything to them? Sorry when people take any of your stories as your own. If that feeling sucks, then at least you know how they feel when you take ones like this. And let’s be honest- you didn’t find this one on your own- you did steal it. Saying how one can find a permit doesn’t mean one searched. And note- there are permits files daily- very few, if any, other people rifle through them to… Read more »

andrew
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andrew

Took me less than a minute to find that permit…..

Wdwfan
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Wdwfan

You took this story without giving credit from wdwmagic. Shameful!!

Tim
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Tim

Seriously, it’s not that hard to give credit…it’s blaringly obvious to those who read many Disney sites.

Tom Corless
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Tom Corless

So, when it comes to permits, press releases or anything accessible to anyone, you have to realize it is a race to post. Just because one site posts it first, it doesn’t mean they get credit or it is their story. Same thing happened several weeks ago with the Studios road permits, we had them up before most sites, but I did not hunt down sites for posting it after we did. It’s readily available, I can’t be mad at other people for finding it. I apologize if you think this story was stolen, but the Sentinel and Orlando Business… Read more »

J.J
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J.J

Tom you don’t have to apologize for nothing. You give us good information first .there are always going to be haters and negative people out there. I never seen so many negative people until you post a positive story.we the positive people love what you do keep it up. Thanks for all you do.

andrew
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andrew

Question…..if you guys hate Tom and WDWNT so much that you have negative comments on any “Breaking” post why do you come here? What Tom is talking about is Journalism 101. Public records are just that, public records. So if he writes a post based on that public information then all he needs to site is the South Florida Water Management District for publishing the information. To those that read many Disney sites, why don’t you attack WDWMagic for stealing WDWNT info? Oh that’s right WDWMagic has a filter to block anytime you type WDWNT or in any form it… Read more »

Andy
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Andy

As the first person who commented about it- I never mentioned wdwMagic once. They didn’t break the story- a forum member by the name Danlb did. And in fact, he breaks almost every single permit related story out there. I just know of a couple other sites that aren’t wdwMagic- that credited him, and thought it would be courteous to do the same- all it takes is a small mention at the bottom.
I follow several sites- no hate to anyone on my end.

andrew
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andrew

As he is a forum member of that site and he posted it there, if Tom were to site him how would he not site him as a member of that site or forum? While you did not mention that site, the second poster did. Tom said he doesn’t follow the guy on twitter nor does he check their site. He said someone texted him about a permit and he went and checked the SFWMD site for himself and wrote a story. You can choose to believe him and his story or not. If not, I’d suggest you stay away… Read more »

Andy
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Andy

“As he is a forum member of that site and he posted it there, if Tom were to site him how would he not site him as a member of that site or forum?” While wdwthemeparks did mention wdwmagic after crediting dnalb http://www.wdwthemeparks.com/news/2016/06/08/new-family-raft-ride-coming-to-typhoon-lagoon Although Blog Mickey found a way to do it without mentioning wdwmagic. http://blogmickey.com/2016/06/permits-filed-family-raft-ride-typhoon-lagoon/ Its just odd that some blogs source their credits and some don’t. “Tom said he doesn’t follow the guy on twitter nor does he check their site. He said someone texted him about a permit and he went and checked the SFWMD site for… Read more »

Andy
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Andy

Sorry- meant to reply to your comment andrew

Jordon
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Jordon

Hi. I love hot dogs

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