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Posts Tagged ‘typhoon lagoon’

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Andrew Wray explains how today’s pools draw from a well of rich surf tank history and innovation

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Editor’s Note: Andrew Wray had a hand in designing many of the first-generation wave pools. With the launch of Endless Surf, he's been kind enough to provide background, history and overall perspective to bridge yesterday's wave tanks with today's modern marvels of engineering. In this installment, he talks about the patents on those first pools and how that changed everything.

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History Lesson: Andrew Wray on the wave pools that that kicked off the dream

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Editor's Note: When surfing first hit the wave pool, it was most likely into one that Andrew Wray had a hand in designing. From Typhoon Lagoon to Sun City to Dion Agius' Dubai pool of choice, Andrew has played a role in creating surf. Now with the launch of Endless Surf, he was kind enough to give us a little

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The Big List 2022: prices, times & notes for all the world’s wave pools

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How many surf-able wave pools are there in the world? As of today, there are 19 wave pools in the world open and semi-open to the public with dedicated surfing hours - Hint: to find a wave pool opening near you soon, check the WavePoolMag Surf Planner. In this guide, we list hours, prices and features of the world's surfable

How many surf-able wave pools are there in the world? As of today, there are 19 wave pools in the ...Continue ›


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The often complicated, terribly fascinating answer to the question, “who built Typhoon Lagoon”

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When Typhoon Lagoon opened it became one of the Surfing Wonders of the World. Despite its performance shortcomings when compared to today's marvels like Kelly's, at the time it made us stop and pontificate "what if it was shallower right over there" or "what if we set the dial to 11?" In short, this Orlando wave tank fired our collective

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typhoon lagoon reopens

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OG wave pool Typhoon Lagoon turns on the machine after nearly 2 years

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Florida’s favorite wave pool (and only one to date) officially reopened this week after nearly two years of being closed due to the COVID pandemic. Despite Florida’s tug of war with the federal government over public safety guidances, Orlando’s theme park industry sided with caution and kept most Disney parks closed. During the downtime, Typhoon Lagoon underwent a few undisclosed

Florida’s favorite wave pool (and only one to date) officially reopened this week after nearly two years of being closed ...Continue ›


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Coming up Disney: Designing the pump and dump at Typhoon Lagoon

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The great thing about wave pools is that with such a short history - just 15 years, well, 30 and 50 respectively if you count Typhoon Lagoon and Big Surf - you’d think there’d be very few mysteries stashed away on microfilm in some exotic city. But thankfully life is full of surprises. We received an email informing us that

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Foamy and Frothy: Ben Gravy homage to Typhoon Lagoon

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Surfing frothiest YouTuber Ben Gravy re-discovered the chlorinated stoke at Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon recently. The man who seeks out and surfs the world’s novelty waves has made a career of documenting his triumphs and shortcomings online. To date he’s surfed several wave pools, dodged rocks at weird inlet mysto spots and surfed all 50 states. This latest clip coincided with

Surfing frothiest YouTuber Ben Gravy re-discovered the chlorinated stoke at Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon recently. The man who seeks out and ...Continue ›


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Dream On: Guide to wave pool private bookings for the Holidays

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The Holiday season is bizarre. Company parties in particular. Who wants to pretend not to see Michelle from marketing stuff egg rolls into her Valentino messenger bag or watch Brad from accounts payable throwup eggnog? Didn't think so. Gifts are just as strange. From gluten-free candles to DVD box sets of “Golden Girls,” it gets weird out there during the

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Disney's wave pool in the seven seas lagoon

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Three places of failure that are also the future

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Exploring the tumoultuous wave pool thread between Japan, Florida and The Netherlands Like a well-publicized celebrity breakdown on Twitter, if places have wave-pool mood swings and can throw public tantrums, then our favorite bi-polar entertainers must be Japan, Florida and The Netherlands. All three have stellar examples not only of booming new wave pools but also of projects that have

Exploring the tumoultuous wave pool thread between Japan, Florida and The Netherlands Like a well-publicized celebrity breakdown on Twitter, if ...Continue ›


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Where is the best wave pool in the world? Expert tells all

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Wave Pool Connoisseur Scott Bass Compares Wave Pools Editor's Note: This article was published before The Wave and Urbnsurf opened to the public. You can find the WavePoolMag reviews of those surf spots at The Wave Review and Urbnsurf Review We found the best wave pool in the world thanks to Scott Bass – founder and creator of The Boardroom

Wave Pool Connoisseur Scott Bass Compares Wave Pools Editor's Note: This article was published before The Wave and Urbnsurf opened ...Continue ›