Disney's first new water park attraction since Crush 'n' Gusher back in 2005, Miss Adventure Falls brings a much needed family raft ride to Typhoon Lagoon.
Built on previously unused land between the old Shark Reef and Crush 'n' Gusher, Miss Adventure Falls combines two firsts for a Disney water park, a conveyor lift hill and an audio-animatronic figure.
The adventure begins in a small outdoor queue area that is nicely landscaped complete with some set pieces, and fits in perfectly with the tropical surroundings.
Each treasure raft seats four guests, with the posted slide rules stating it is for 2 - 4 passengers, although single riders were riding alone yesterday.
One of the great parts about Miss Adventure Falls is that you don't have to carry a raft anywhere, and anyone who has ridden Crush 'n' Gusher will really appreciate this.
Guests board the free-floating raft in a shallow pool, before ascending the conveyor lift. The rafts are relatively easy to climb into, and a Cast Member is on hand to assist. There are numerous straps around the raft to hold onto, and cast members ask that riders hold at least one.
Most riders probably wont really be all that interested in the story, but Miss Adventure Falls brings to life the story of Captain Mary Oceaneer, a treasure-hunting heroine who got stranded with her pet parrot at Typhoon Lagoon years ago by a rogue storm.
As you are transported in the treasure rafts to the top of the slide, you will pass by Mary's wrecked ship where her animatronic parrot is talking alongside their treasures. From there, you will take them through twists, turns and dips, passing by deep-sea artifacts Captain Oceaneer collected on her many treasure hunts around the world.
Total ride time is 2 minutes, with 1 minute spent on the conveyor lift, and 1 minute descending down the actual slide. The high capacity ride system seems like it will keep wait times short, with posted wait times averaging around 5 minutes yesterday, when the nearby Crush 'n' Gusher had 20 minute waits.
There are a couple of tunnels in the dark, and lots of twists and turns, although not large drops. There is nothing extreme about the slide, and it really is the perfect family experience - ideal for those with young children (and there is no height requirement). Those looking for a white-knuckle ride will not find it here however.
You can check out a full on-ride POV of Miss Adventure Falls in the video below.
Mar 13, 2017 / 8:50am EDT