runDisney’s Springtime Surprise Includes a Splash Post-race Party

Typhoon Lagoon Castaway Creek

The runDisney race season consists of 4 separate race weekends beginning in November and ending in March or April. The final series of the year was added in 2022 and was named the Springtime Surprise series.  Traditionally Springtime Surprise has consisted of a 5K, 10K, 10-miler, and sunrise yoga, along with a Challenge to complete all 3 distance races.

Medals For The 2024 runDisney Springtime Surprise Weekend
Finisher medals for the 2024 runDisney Springtime Surprise races. Photo: runDisney

This year, Springtime Surprise occurs April 18-21, 2024 and has added a post-race celebration event! Join fellow runners at Springtime Surprise Splash held at Typhoon Lagoon on Sunday, April 21, 2024. This limited-capacity event will include access to Typhoon Lagoon’s most popular attractions as well as select complimentary treats, Disney character meet and greets, a rocking DJ, and a commemorative item. Tickets are now available for purchase online for runners and their guests! All persons age 3 and up must have a valid ticket to enter the party. Springtime Surprise Splash runs from 7:00PM-10:00PM, but ticketholders may begin to enter the park at 5:00PM for extra time to swim and slide.

Typhoon Lagoon
Take a Disney bus or utilize your own transportation to arrive at Typhoon Lagoon as early as 5:00PM for Springtime Surprise Splash.

Open Attractions

During the Springtime Surprise Splash, attendees can expect to enjoy the following water attractions:

  • Bay Slides
  • Castaway Creek
  • Crush ‘n’ Gusher
  • Gangplank Falls
  • Humunga Kowabunga
  • Keelhaul Falls
  • Ketchakiddee Creek
  • Mayday Falls
  • Miss Adventure Falls
  • Storm Slides
  • Typhoon Lagoon Surf Pool

Ketchakiddee Creek is the water play area reserverd for guests under 48” and Castaway Creek is the Lazy River that encircles the park, allowing you to enter and exit at various locations. Since these family-friendly attractions are expected to be open, this event would be appropriate for all ages of guests in your travel party!

Enjoy a relaxing float in Castaway Creek during Springtime Surprise Splash.

Complimentary Treats

Included in each guest’s ticket are select beverages, ice cream, and fountain beverages! Be on the lookout for locations throughout the park where you can access these complimentary treats. In addition, other snacks will be made available for purchase, but if you are looking for a full meal, be sure to fuel up before you arrive or grab some fish tacos or filling burger and fries before some dining locations close. While the park hours for Typhoon Lagoon have not yet been confirmed for April 21, 2024, it is likely that normal operational hours will last until 6:00PM, allowing an hour of transition time before Springtime Surprise Splash officially begins.

Springtime Surprise Splash
Select snacks and drinks are included in the $85 ticket price of Springtime Surprise Splash. Photo: Disney.

Disney Character Sightings

While characters rarely meet at Typhoon Lagoon, attendees can expect to see characters aligned to the Springtime Surprise race themes and others! With Neverland 5K, Adventure is Out There 10K, Hakuna Matata 10-miler, and Stitch’s ‘Ohana Challenge, who would you like to meet at this event?

Find Disney pals and popular characters at Springtime Surprise Splash! Photo: Disney.

Of the 4 runDisney race weekends, Springtime Surprise is only the 2nd series to end with a post-race party. While Wine and Dine Half Marathon weekend ends with a nighttime party at EPCOT, runDisney Marathon weekend and Princess Half Marathon weekend do not include an afterhours event. You will, however, find accomplished runners proudly and rightfully donning their finisher medals at the Disney Parks and as they celebrate their efforts at the Disney Resorts after each and every runDisney race.

Springtime Surprise Splash
Springtime Surprise Splash is the perfect way to end the runDisney race season! Photo: Disney.

Are you participating in any of the runDisney Springtime Surprise events this April? Would you like to celebrate your race finish by attending the inaugural Springtime Surprise Splash at Typhoon Lagoon water park? Let us know in the comments below!

Featured Photo: Disney.

Written by

Shelley Wehler

Contributing Writer

Shelley is a stay-at-home mother of two girls living outside of Charlotte, North Carolina. Her love of all things Disney has grown even more as she sees the magic come alive through the lens of her young daughters. She spends her free time keeping up with the latest in Disney news and daydreaming of her next trip to the parks!

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