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Disney’s Blizzard Beach – A Complete Guide.
One of two Disney water parks situated at Disney World in Florida. Blizzard Beach is set in a frosty, snow and ice-covered land which is fun for all the family.
Things to know before you go
Dress Code Swim attire must be appropriate for a family environment.
Inappropriate swim attire, swim attire with buckles, rivets, zippers or exposed metal, and other sharp objects are not allowed on any of the attractions.
Jeans (denim) and wet suits (neoprene) are not permitted on Slush Gusher and Summit Plummet at Disney’s Blizzard Beach water park, in some instances elasticated pool shoes aren’t permitted and you have to take off and hold on a ride, whilst these can save your feet from the hot summer sun can be a pain holding them on a ride especially summit plummet!
For safety, diaper-age children must wear plastic pants or swim diapers in pool areas.
Complimentary standard parking is available for all guests visiting Disney’s Blizzard Beach Water Park. Towels and lockers rental are available from Beach Haus and Snowless Joe’s. (charges may apply)
What Rides Blizzard Beach has to offer.
Blizzard Beach has rides and areas to suit all ages from Tike’s Peak for the younger water lovers to Summit plummet for those who love to feel the exhilaration of a free-fall body slide.
As you enter Blizzard Beach you find some great photo opportunities and gift outlets along with lockers and towel rental. You will find Beach Haus just inside the park entrance this is where you can rent a Lodge umbrella that includes a beach umbrella, two reserved loungers, two beach chairs, a table, and Towels which is a convenient upgrade for up to four guests.
Also at Beach Haus, you can also rent a Polar Patio which is a shaded deck area for up to six people and comes with towels, cushioned seating, a locker, refillable drink mugs, Ice water available all day, and attendants that are on hand to take orders for food and for you to get the most out of your visit. Just remember there are extra charges for rentals and for any extra services on your visit.
While we are on the subject, the food available at Blizzard Beach is varied and very tasty; there are nine outlets for you to choose from all quick service; Arctic Expeditions, Avalunch, Cooling Hut, Frostbite Freddy’s Frozen Refreshments, I.C. Expeditions, Lottawatta Lodge, Mini Donut’s, Polar Pub and the Warming Hut; however If you are on the Disney Dining Plan you will find four of the nine places to eat offer Dining plan options, please check the menus before you visit, however as with most of Disney there is plenty to choose from.
As with all Disney Theme parks, there are rides and attractions for all, just be aware that some height restrictions may apply on some rides so plan ahead and check the website or park map before you go.
The rides and attractions in Blizzard beach are varied, here is a quick summary of my experience of all the rides.
The Chairlift is a lovely gentle ride to take you to the top of Mount Gushmore where you will find Summit Plummet – just be aware that you can stop periodically for getting people off and on. If you have any anxiety about heights this may not be your ride, as I found out.
The most thrilling water slide at Disney’s Blizzard Beach water park, with a 120-foot long, 12-story drop, very scary but well worth trying just don’t have anything loose on you! Slush Gusher – A tamer, 90-foot-long water slide for those not quite ready to take the “big plunge.” A great all-around water slide that will entertain the less adventurous and get you in the mood for something a little bit scarier. Team-boat Springs – A family-style white-water raft ride that fits up to 6 Guests per inner tube, I love this ride, take the family and have a blast.
Cross Country Creek is Blizzard Beach’s answer to a lazy river, float or paddle around the entire park, get a dousing of cold refreshing spring water that makes its way down Mount Gushmore, look out for the Ice Gator who has a cold and sneezes over the passing paddlers, bubbling geysers, mysterious caves, illuminated grottoes, waterfalls, and leaky pipes. There are also seven landing areas situated around the creek so easy to access from anywhere.
Downhill double-dipper, a race side by side on high-speed slides that does bring out a competitive streak in most of us.
Melt Away Bay, a one-acre wave pool for all the family to have a paddle or float in, a lovely warm and friendly area with inner tubes to have a laze on in the Florida sun.
Run-Off Rapids is three different water slides that are situated on the side of Mount Gushmore all using inner tubes to propel you down to take a plunge at the bottom, yes they are all different so my advice is to ride them all.
Ski Patrol Training Camp mostly for those guests that are five feet and under the frosty fun includes the Thin Ice Training Course – Test your balance by walking across ice floes. Fahrenheit Drops – Drop in on the “T-Bar,” a zip line that ends with a splash in 8.5-foot-deep water (for Guests 5 feet tall and under). Frozen Pipe Springs – Thaw out on an enclosed body slide. Cool Runners – Coast on an inner tube down curved slides flanked by melting snow. Snow Falls – Make a splash on a downhill body slide. Great fun and well worth the time to explore.
Snow Stormers is a toboggan style water ride where you lay on a mat and propel down one of three open tube slides for 350 feet and splash into a pool at the bottom, with zigzag turns and banked curves it really feels like a toboggan and is fun for all the family.
Toboggan racers is a race for up to eight competitors to slide on mats down three dips and hills. It’s fun for all and may the best or fastest rider win.
Tike’s Peak is specially themed for the younger guests of under 4ft or 48 inches tall. It is a polar-themed play area with mini slides and other water activities.
So with everything considered I think, well I know this water park will suit anyone, it is a fantastic day and you can even spend a long morning there and then go into the main park later if you have park hopper tickets. We have done this on many occasions and we all enjoy it every day.
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