Mount Mayday is the central icon of Disney's Typhoon Lagoon water park.
Mount Mayday is a dormant volcano which was located at the Pacific island lagoon of Placid Palms. During a massive hurricane (originally said to have occurred in 1955), Placid Palms was twisted and damaged into being a sort of tropical oasis which would become known as Typhoon Lagoon.
Following the hurricane, the mountain became the perch of the Miss Tilly, a shrimp boat that was caught in the great storm.
An artificial volcano, Mount Mayday provides a launching point for many of the slides in the park and serves as a means of concealing the pipes that feed them.
Mount Mayday appears in the main pool of Typhoon Lagoon. Every half-hour, an eruption of steam and water comes up from the volcano and emerges as a geyser out of Miss Tilly's smokestack.
A variety of water-slides are based out of Mount Mayday. This includes:
- The Storm Slides:
- Humunga Kowabunga:
Overlook Pass is a rope-bridge connecting to Mt. Mayday from the main lagoon. The bridge passes over Castaway Creek.
Mount Mayday appears in a photograph on a post card in Trader Sam's. The card is addressed to Trader Sam from the crew of the Miss Tilly (apparently marooned in Typhoon Lagoon) with Sam apparently being acquainted with the crew.