Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon Dining Guide

This dining guide previews the restaurants at Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon Water Park. We’ll look at each restaurant’s location, the menus, and what we’ve tried.

You might be surprised that Typhoon Lagoon has some of the most popular treats at Walt Disney World! From the water park’s popular Dole Whip concoctions to its insane foot-long hot dogs with toppings, you’ll surely find multiple things to enjoy during your visit.

So what should you eat at Typhoon Lagoon? We’ll leave that decision entirely up to you. However, we’ve tried many things since we visit the water park regularly. So let’s look at a few of our favorites and other options you might consider.

Typhoon Lagoon entrance

List of Restaurants at Typhoon Lagoon

Here is a list of the dining locations at Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon:

  • Happy Landings Ice Cream
  • Leaning Palms
  • Let’s Go Slurpin’
  • Lowtide Lou’s
  • Snack Shack
  • Typhoon Tilly’s
  • Hammer Head Fred’s Dive
  • Joffrey’s Coffee (Two Locations)
  • Funnel Cart
  • Fruit Stand
  • Arctic Dots
  • High ‘n’ Dry
  • Surf Doggies
  • Crush Cart (Tropical Amity Outpost)

*Depending on your visit, some locations might be closed based on seasonality. However, during the summer, we have found that most locations are open daily.

Happy Landings Ice Cream

Happy Landings is a quick-service dining location alongside Castaway Creek at Typhoon Lagoon. It’s on the far side of the lazy river behind Leaning Palms. A giant ice cream cone hangs over the lazy river, tempting guests to exit for a refreshing treat.

Happy Landings has ice cream and frozen treats. One of their most popular items is the Sand Pail sundae, AKA ice cream in a bucket.

The Sand Pail is a chocolate and vanilla soft-serve ice cream mixture with waffle cone pieces, Oreo cookies, sprinkles, caramel sauce, and hot fudge. It comes in a sand pail and is topped with whipped cream and a cherry!

Here are a few other options:

  • Hot Fudge Brownie Sundae
  • Pineapple Upside-down Cone
  • Soft-Serve Sundae
  • The Sand Pail
  • Soft-Serve Cone
  • Various Nestle and Minute Maid Frozen Lemonade
  • Mickey Ice Cream Bar
  • Root Beer Float

The pineapple upside-down cone is new in 2023. It features Dole Whip pineapple, vanilla soft-serve, caramel sauce, vanilla cake, caramelized pineapple, and a cherry. It’s served under a white chocolate-dipped cone. I haven’t tried this one due to a food allergy, but it looks DELICIOUS.

Guests can pick up a water park mug at Happy Landings. They cost $12.99 and are refillable at any self-service beverage station in the park.

Tip: You can return the mug on subsequent visits and activate it for $8.50.

From time to time, seasonal items are available. We saw this 626 blue ice cream cone for Stitch’s birthday. Can you imagine the blue ice cream dripping everywhere?

Here is a photo of the hot fudge brownie sundae. Chocolate lovers–this treat is for you! It comes with soft-serve vanilla, hot fudge, whipped cream, and a homemade brownie. Yes, it’s every bit as good as it looks.

Leaning Palms

Leaning Palms is the primary quick service restaurant at Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon. It’s located near the front of the park and is where most guests end up having lunch.

While I enjoy Leaning Palms, it’s important to note that Typhoon Tilly’s also serves entree items. Many guests seem to get the impression that Leaning Palms is the only place to have a meal because they see it when they first enter the park.

Therefore, you might browse a few menus on the My Disney Experience app before choosing a lunch spot. In the past, I would order Typhoon Tilly’s and then meet my son for lunch at Leaning Palms. (He orders allergy-friendly chicken tenders from Leaning Palms.)

However, these days, Leaning Palms has several enticing menu items. So sometimes, I rotate between the two locations.

Items on the menu at Leaning Palms include:

  • Jerk Shrimp Rice Bowl
  • Island Chicken Crunch Sandwich
  • Chicken Wrap
  • Barbecue Chicken and Grilled Pineapple Flat Bread
  • Pepperoni Flatbread
  • Cheese Flatbread
  • Chicken or Tofu Rice Bowl
  • All-Beef Hot Dog
  • Caribbean-spiced Salad with Chicken
  • Angus Cheeseburger

Plant-based Options:

  • Impossible Island Burger
  • Crabless Crab Cakes
  • Roasted Tofu Rice Bowl
  • Caribbean-spiced salad

Kids’ meals include:

  • Chicken Rice Bowl
  • Ham Sandwich
  • Individual Cheese Pizza
  • Chicken Breast Strips
  • All-Beef Hot Dog

A few other specialty drink items were posted at the register. They include:

  • Blue Typhoon Colada
  • Frozen Kowabunga Lemonade, Passionfruit, or Watermelon
  • Assorted Milk Shakes

The lemonades and milkshakes had the option to upgrade by adding alcohol.

Below is the island crunch chicken sandwich, which I ordered plain. If you don’t like all the extra toppings, you can order most items how you prefer. This was a good quality chicken sandwich.

Next, we have the jerk shrimp rice bowl. You’ll likely enjoy this dish if you’re looking for something with Caribbean flair and a spicy kick. We wish we could see more options like this in the regular parks.

On another visit, I had the Angus cheeseburger with an order of fries. It’s your basic burger, but you won’t get any complaints.

Lastly, here is an order of French Fries. Typhoon Lagoon has delicious steak fries with a mild seasoning. When the Disney Dining Plan returns, a side of fries should be considered a snack credit.

For collectors, the Miss Tilly sipper cup is back in stock this season. It’s usually available at the register at Leaning Palms.

Let’s Go Slurpin’

Let’s Go Slurpin’ is the primary bar at Typhoon Lagoon. It’s near the Surf Pool and is designed to look like a beach shack on the shoreline.

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This beachside bar offers a few of Typhoon Lagoon’s signature drinks, like the Typhoon Tilly and the Pina CoLava.

Other specialty drink items include the Tubular Mojito, the Yuzu Dragonberry Mojito, the Grapefruit Surfin’ Margarita, and the Crush ‘n’ Gushed Fruit Sangria.

Lowtide Lou’s

Lowtide Lou’s is a quick-service kiosk toward the back of the water park near Keelhaul Falls and Ketchakiddee Creek. Lowtide Lou’s is a great place to grab a bite to eat if you’re spending a good portion of your day at the children’s play area. The aquatic play area has plenty of places to sit.

Most of the items are snack bites or premade entree items. Those items include:

  • Shrimp Louie Lettuce Wrap (with chips)
  • Cauliflower Tabbouleh (Plant-Based)
  • Chicken Wrap (with chips)
  • Mickey Pretzel
  • Popcorn

Kids’ Meals include a ham sandwich or PB&J Uncrustable.

*This location usually has the stuffed jalapeno cream cheese pretzel. However, it wasn’t available on our last visit.

Snack Shack

Snack Shack is a quick service immediately next to Typhoon Tilly’s. Both of these locations are on the right past Miss Adventure Falls. Snack Shack is widely known for its various Dole Whip treats.

Those treats include:

  • Hei Hei Cone
  • Moana Cone
  • Dole Whip Soft-Serve

Dole Whip flavors at Typhoon Lagoon include pineapple, watermelon, strawberry, mango, and raspberry. You can enjoy them served in a cup or a plant-based waffle cone.

Dole Whip is also available in beverage form with Parrot Bay Coconut Rum, El Jimador Silver Tequila, or Myer’s Dark Rum.

Another popular drink at Typhoon Lagoon is the Kungaloosh Kooler. This drink is a blend of Dole Whip strawberry, Captain Morgan Spiced Rum, Myer’s Original Dark Rum, Bols Blackberry Brand Liqueur, Minute Maid Orange Juice, and a splash of Fanta Strawberry.

In addition to Dole Whip and cocktails, the Snack Shack has a few other items, like loaded nachos with homemade chili, chocolate chip cookies, a pina colada, soda, bottled water, and beer.

Here is the Hei Hei cone, a combination of Dole Whip pineapple and raspberry soft serve. It’s such a fun and tasty treat.

Typhoon Tilly’s

Typhoon Tilly’s is our last formal dining location at Typhoon Lagoon. This counter-service often has several unique items not offered elsewhere in the park.

Typhoon Tilly’s is before you get to Humunga Kowabunga and the Storm Slides. It is inspired by the shipwreck atop Mount Mayday.

Here is a list of the menu items:

  • Land and Sea (Fish and Chicken Dinner)
  • Shrimp Louie Lettuce Wrap
  • Crabless Crab Cakes (Plant-Based)
  • Shrimp Wrecked Salad
  • Fish Tacos
  • Hand-battered Fish Basket
  • Chicken Breast Strips

Kids’ Meals include:

  • Chicken Breast Strips
  • Ham Sandwich on Whole Wheat
  • PB&J Uncrustables

Beverages include Coca-Cola fountain drinks, milk, juice, lemonade, coffee, and water.

Draft beer and souvenir and same-day refill upgrades are also available.

Here are the fish tacos with the slaw on the side. I’ve enjoyed these tacos a few times at Typhoon Lagoon.

Of course, my go-to is always a kids’ meal when looking for a snack or a small meal. Kids’ meals include an entree item, two sides, and a fountain drink (water, juice box, milk). So you could get a double order of fries if you wanted. But I usually prefer the tangerine.

A few years back, I enjoyed the Shrimp Wrecked Salad. At that time, the salad was a mixture of greens, strawberries, feta cheese, pecans, and a raspberry vinaigrette dressing. However, now it comes with completely different toppings.

Other Dining Options at Typhoon Lagoon

Besides the items we’ve covered, a few other kiosks and snack carts are available at Typhoon Lagoon. We’ll review these below, but many kiosks are not listed on Typhoon Lagoon’s park map. So if you see something specific you know you’ll want to try, make a note of where to find it.

Joffrey’s at Typhoon Lagoon

Two Joffrey’s are available at Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon. One is located near the front of the park across the walkway from Singapore Sal’s.

This is the one that has the mini-donuts. You can order them by half a dozen or a dozen. But note that the dipping sauce is sold separately.

From time to time, Joffrey’s has specialty drink items. A frozen Tidal Wave was recently listed. It’s described as refreshingly cool, frozen lemon with blue Curacao syrup topped with blueberry popping boba.

Over the years, I’ve heard others rave about the mini donuts at Typhoon Lagoon. So I decided to try them. Unfortunately, mine were pretty dry. I don’t know if they had been sitting around for a while. But they were rather disappointing, given all the hype.

Another Joffrey’s is closer to the wave pool between the poolside bar and funnel cake stand. This location has pastries, coffee, and other beverages.

Here is their menu.

This Joffrey’s also has seasonal beverages, like this Watermelon Kiwi Refresher.

Additionally, they had a Frozen Sunset Crush.

Funnel Cakes at Typhoon Lagoon

What would a trip to a water park be like without funnel cakes? I don’t know about you, but funnel cakes have always been a quintessential water park treat in my neck of the woods.

There’s just something about enjoying crispy, sweet, and deliciously hot theme park food on a hot day at a water park. It’s like when you’re craving ice cream, and it’s freezing outside.

The funnel cake cart is on the far right side of the wave pool. They have funnel cake, toppings, Sno-cones, cotton candy, and bottled water.

We prefer the plain funnel cake with no toppings and request a light dusting of sugar.

But you might also enjoy adding a slice of vanilla ice cream and/or chocolate sauce. If you add ice cream, this is what it looks likes.

Fruit Stand Typhoon Lagoon (Popcorn and Snacks)

Two kiosks with snack carts are located toward the front of the park across the walkway from Singapore Sal’s. One of these stands has popcorn, chips, Mickey ice cream bars, novelty ice cream products, popsicles, sodas, and refillable mugs.

Another stand has cups of fruit, cheese, and individual deli pickles.

Here is the newest refillable mug design for the water parks.

A few bottled sodas are available at this location.

Arctic Dots at Typhoon Lagoon

Around the corner from the snack cart and fruit stand, you’ll find Arctic Dots.

This is similar to Dippin’ Dots. Several flavors are available, including rainbow ice, cookies n’ cream, chocolate chip cookie dough, banana split, cotton candy, cool mint crunch, and chocolate.

Arctic Dots come in kiddie, regular, and large sizes.

Hammer Head Fred’s Dive Bar

Years ago, Typhoon was home to a significant shark reef attraction where guests could swim with sharks and other sea life. After the attraction permanently closed, the area was filled in and became a seating area. This is where Hammer Head Fred’s Dive Bar is located.

A fun photo spot sits nearby. Guests can stand inside the jaws of a shark!

Hammerhead’s latest menu includes specialty drinks like the Grand Margarita, Rum Runner, Captain’s Mai Tai, Black Cherry Lemonade, Banana Cabana, and the Yuzu and Dragonberry Mojito. You can also pick up Fred’s Purple Siren, a frozen beverage.

High ‘N’ Dry

High ‘N’ Dry is a kiosk near the locker rental area at the front of the park. Towels and locker rentals are often available at this location. Additionally, this kiosk doubles as a bar. It is also home to the Jack and Coke and Rum and Coke frozen drink machine. Per the cast member, they are relatively strong drinks.

Related: Renting a Locker at Typhoon Lagoon

Here is a photo of the various beers on tap at this location.

They had a few other snack options and bags of chips.

Surf Doggies

Surf Doggies is a quick service stand by the Surf Pool. Given the large size of the wave pool at Typhoon Lagoon, several of these kiosks sit near its shore, similar to what you might expect at a busy beach.

Surf Doggies has hot dogs, specialty hot dogs, sausages, and Mickey pretzels with cheese sauce. They used to have turkey legs, but I noticed they were recently removed from the menus.

Tropical Amity Outpost

Tropical Amity Outpost is a quick service near Crush ‘N’ Gusher. This location is also referred to as the Crush Cart.

Crush Cart has several of the menu items we’ve seen at other locations, like all-beef hot dogs. They recently added a chicken lo mein salad. Unfortunately, the empanadas are no longer on the menu.

A chicken wrap, cauliflower tabbouleh, pretzel, and churros with dipping sauce are also available at this location.

Final Thoughts on Dining at Typhoon Lagoon

As you can probably tell, we love checking out the restaurants at Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon. With so many appealing options, sometimes it’s hard to choose!

The last thing you want is to settle for an ice cream cone, and someone sit down next to you with a funnel cake! You would have gotten the funnel cake if you had known it was an option, right?

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In the comments:

Now that we’ve finished our dining guide, what are your thoughts? Are you looking forward to any of these treats? Do you have any questions about dining at Typhoon Lagoon?