Shark Reef is closing forever on October 3 to make way for a new attraction in the water park.
The new attraction – Miss Fortune Falls – was announced earlier in the summer.
At Shark Reef guests can snorkel with tropical fish, stingrays, and sharks in a man-made coral reef that is housed in a 362,000 gallon saltwater pool. The attraction has been part of Typhoon Lagoon since the water park opened in 1989.
Miss Fortune Falls is a family-style raft ride that will take guests on a white-water adventure through Captain Mary Oceanear’s past.
According to legend, Captain Oceanear was a treasure-hunting heroine who traveled the world collecting artifacts before being stranded at Typhoon Lagoon.
The two-minute long ride is the lengthiest attraction at the Disney Water Parks.