Keelhaul Falls is one of two inner tube slides for single riders at Typhoon Lagoon. This fun waterslide attraction is located at the top of Mount Mayday.
In this article, we’ll look at Keelhaul Falls in detail. That way, you’ll know whether or not you’ll want to ride this attraction during your visit.
There are three sets of “falls” rides at Typhoon Lagoon. The other two are Mayday Falls and Gangplank Falls.
All three of these slides sit next to each other on the mountain. However, Gangplank Falls is a family raft ride that requires two or more guests.
Below is a photo of the entrance of Keelhaul Falls. This line is on the far left-hand side of the three slides. Ketchakiddee Creek, the children’s aquatic play area, is opposite.
Related: Ketchakiddee Creek
Keelhaul Falls is the one with blue inner tubes. Mayday has yellow tubes, and Gangplank has giant rafts.
At the beginning of the line, a wait time is displayed. However, you can usually gauge the length of the line ahead.
I wouldn’t recommend waiting over 15-20 minutes if the line is long. These are fun slides but extremely fast, and they’re over quickly.
Additionally, these attractions rarely have waits later in the day. Make sure to check out our touring itinerary for the water park.
Disney describes Keelhaul Falls as “take a swift and scenic ride down Mount Mayday on a single-rider tube.”
There is no height requirement for Keelhaul Falls. The depth of the pool is 3′ and 6″ at the exit of the slide.
You’ll pick up an inner tube before heading up to the top. Children must be able to carry their tubes.
At the bottom, you’ll slide it back underneath the roped-off area before exiting the slide.
If you’ve read any of my other water parks articles, you know that my main issue with tube slides is flipping out. Thankfully, I can laugh as I reflect on those times.
However, as a middle-aged adult, I’ve become cautious about riding inner tube slides. Maybe it’s my age, my weight, or a combination of both.
So parents, here is an example I just happened to catch on camera when I took photos for this article.
As you can see, the line for the slide goes up a few sets of stairs. At one point, a bridge crosses over the slide.
This poor, unfortunate soul has managed to turn completely around as he approaches the slide’s exit. In my opinion, this is not a good scenario.
Here’s why. He is now falling backward, headfirst, into the water. I don’t know about you, but this is by no means a medal-worthy landing.
After he firmly plants his feet on the ground, he comes out of the water. The innertube is not-so-gracefully wrapped around his neck. Another slider is not far behind.
This example could just as well be you or me.
As a child, I would have hit the water and been excited to go again, no matter the landing. However, as an adult, I’m at the point where these kinds of things are beginning to magnify my age.
So these days, I tend to pass on the single rider tube slides. Or if I do ride them, it’s usually a one-and-done.
Anyway, I’ll let you decide whether or not to take on Keelhaul Falls. You can always find a place nearby to watch and wait for your children.
Most adventurous kids tend to love these waterslides.
With that being said, there are still plenty of thrill slides and attractions I enjoy at Typhoon Lagoon as an adult. Here are a few:
For more information, preview all of our articles for Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon Water Park.
In the comments: Does Keelhaul Falls look like fun to you? Or will you wait this one out?