Typhoon Lagoon's Shark Reef to close next month

Sep 14, 2016 in "Shark Reef"

Posted: Wednesday September 14, 2016 3:28pm EDT by WDWMAGIC Staff

The Shark Reef snorkeling attraction at Disney's Typhoon Lagoon will be permanently closing at the end of October 2 2016.

The 100x23ft Shark Reef at Typhoon Lagoon gives guests the opportunity to snorkel through a sunken ship in a saltwater pool, complete with sharks and tropical fish.

An underwater observation area is available for those who want to view without getting wet.

The park will be opening a new family raft ride in another area of the park in 2017, Miss Fortune Falls.

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Donald RazorduckJul 23, 2017

Like clockwork, Discovery Cove has now introduced a shark swim to add on there, also has a touching feature.

AbsimilliardJul 23, 2017

Slightly off topic: when I went to Singapore last month for the IAAPA show, I discovered that a local waterpark still has an experience like Shark Reef. Adventure Cove is a waterpark next to Universal Studios Singapore that has some imaginative attractions like a lazy river through an aquarium and Rainbow Reef. Rainbow Reef is like Shark Reef: snorkel around an aquarium filled with many fishes. Rainbow Reef at Adventure Cove by Absimilliard posted Jul 23, 2017 at 1:37 AM Rainbow Reef at Adventure Cove by Absimilliard posted Jul 23, 2017 at 1:34 AM

RiderJul 23, 2017

Sorry no pictures. It's just sand surrounding the ship.

Next Big ThingJul 22, 2017


RiderJul 22, 2017

It appears that the area was filled with sand and is now home to more beach chairs. The wrecked ship remains.

MansionButler84Apr 22, 2017

I have not. But they have a history of just leaving abandoned facilities.

clemmoApr 22, 2017

Have you heard of plans for this space? Also BB could use an expansion it hasnt ever had one that I know of

MansionButler84Apr 22, 2017

It's unlike them to remove something unless they have plans for the space. Meanwhile at Blizzard Beach...

ryguyApr 22, 2017

Wonder if the plan down the road is to use this area to help with virtual queue. Personally I hope its for another attraction, the more the merrier.

danlb_2000Apr 22, 2017

Permit filed the other day for this. Not sure if this is an indication that they are planning something new for the area. TL - Decommission Shark Reef Utilities - Provide labor, material and/or electrical for construction

JoeCamelJan 28, 2017

They do.... Runamucka Reef. - Kiddie play part

Matt_BlackJan 27, 2017

... Alanis Morrisette has a lot to answer for.

MaryJanePJan 27, 2017

it would be ironic if Volcano Bay had a reef attraction.

SpectroJan 27, 2017

I remember doing this years ago. It was my first snorkelling experience. What a shame it's going to close I remember how cool it was telling my then young children they had swam with sharks ...