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Shark Reef

View from underwater of a man and woman with 2 kids snorkling at Shark Reef

Disney's Typhoon Lagoon Water Park

Walt Disney World® Resort

Guests Can Be
Any Height
Age Interest

Kids, Tweens, Teens, Adults

Thrill Level

Water Rides

Accessibility and Other Information

Accessibility
  • Must Transfer from Wheelchair/ECV
  • May Remain in Wheelchair/ECV
Interests

Animal Encounters

Jump in and swim with colorful tropical fish, stingrays and sharks at one of Typhoon Lagoon’s most unique experiences.
Underwater view of 2 snorkelers at Shark Reef at Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon Water Park

See What’s Under the Sea

Cross our manmade coral reef and get a close-up look at its inhabitants as you snorkel in 362,000 gallons of saltwater.

At Shark Reef, big kids, teens and adults can enjoy the exhilarating experience of snorkeling with minimal effort. Just put on your snorkel, mask and optional lifejacket, hop in and gently glide your way from one side to the other.

Brave bracing 68-degree waters—that’s how the fish like it—and hear only the sound of your own breathing as you get an eyeful of leopard and bonnethead sharks, stingrays and schools of blue tangs. (Think Dory from Disney•Pixar’s Finding Nemo!) An overturned sunken tanker with viewing portholes adds whimsy to the seascape while offering non-swimmers the opportunity to see undersea specimens without getting wet.

Gills and Thrills, at No Added Cost
All equipment for crossing Shark Reef is included with your park admission, at no additional charge. The reef is 10 feet deep after the initial drop-off point, so participating Guests must be able to float across, either on their own or with a lifejacket. Children under 10 years of age must be accompanied by an adult.

If you’d like a more in-depth exploration of Shark Reef, you can snorkel in a special area with even more marine life. Visit Hammer Head Fred’s Dive Shop and ask about the SAS (Supplied-Air Snorkeling) system, available at an additional charge. No certification is required to participate.

Shark Reef

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

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