Only Disney could take a somewhat bizarre concept and make it work this well! Blizzard Beach is billed as a rapidly melting ski resort where chair lifts and ski jumps have been put to unusual use. At Blizzard Beach guests now surf the slopes and shred the peaks! It's great for kids, teens and parents and unlike the big Disney parks you can view the rides before deciding what suits you the best (or how brave you are feeling!). The attention to detail in ‘theming’ the park makes it a real winner. Plenty of shade is a big plus! Coolers are allowed in the water parks. The only restricted items are glass and alcohol. Be sure to check the Winter maintenance schedule to avoid being disappointed.
Photos of Disney’s Blizzard Beach Water Park
Chill ‘n’ Thrill with Kristoff and Olaf
You can ride a chairlift up to the top of Mount Rushmore where you’ll find Summit Plummet, one of the world’s highest free fall slides – it’s quite the ride and rest assured that lump in your throat when you get to the bottom is actually your swimsuit!
Steamboat Springs is the world’s longest “family white-water raft ride” at 1,400 feet in length. This attraction sends guests down a twisting series of rushing waterfalls seated in large blue rubber rafts, which can hold a minimum of four and maximum of six people. Hold on tight while the gushing water swishes you down the slide.
This baby is a 90-foot-tall 250-foot-long body slide that reaches speeds up to 35 miles per hour. Riders ‘gush’ down the mountain between two snow banks and it has two places where it almost levels off, only to drop back down again. As such, it is one of only a few water slides where a degree of air-time is achieved!
Downhill Double Dipper
Downhill Double Dipper is one of the world’s only side-by-side racing tube slides. These adrenaline pumping slides are 50 feet high and 230 feet long. Guests can reach speeds of 25 mph on these twin inner tube runs as they race downhill. Time clocks count-off each heat and the runs are outfitted with automated audio equipment that signals the start of each race. Interestingly pushoff speed is not a factor, as gates hold back riders until it is time for the race to begin.
Snow Stormers is a toboggan style “mat” slide consisting of three big 350 feet flumes. Riders actually lie on their stomachs on the toboggan style mat as they ride down the flumes. After grabbing your ‘tobaggan’ and pushing off you will descend Mount Gushmore following a switchback course through ski-type slalom gates.
Toboggan Racers is an 8-lane, 250-foot slide that sends groups of excited guests racing over exhilarating dips as they descend the “snow” slope along the side of Mount Gushmore. Race participants lie on their stomach on the toboggan style mat as they zoom towards the finish line.
Runoff Rapids is an exhilarating 600-foot inner tube run featuring two open and one enclosed tube slides. Park guests careen down twisting, turning flumes, all the while getting ‘flushed’ through corrugated steel pipes.
Melt-Away Bay is a one acre wave pool nestled into the base of Mount Gushmore. It’s conveniently and constantly fed by “melting snow” waterfalls creating “bobbing” waves.
Cross Country Creek
Cross Country Creek is a slow-moving “lazy river,” that travels around the perimeter of Blizzard beach. Float through a mysterious ice cave and get splashed with the “melt water”from overhead. Guest of all ages can grab an inner tube at any of the 7 landings along the 3,000-foot-long route and melt into mellowness on this continuous, flowing river. A single circuit takes between twenty and thirty minutes to complete depending on how busy it is.
Ski Patrol Training Camp
Ski Patrol Training Camp is an area for pre-teens:
Leisure Pool contain mini “icebergs” on which guests under 12 can walk across.
Fahrenheit Drops is a “T-Bar” style rope drop that deposits kids under five feet tall into over eight feet of water.
Freezin’ Pipe Springs is a short body slide ending up in the same dunk pool as Fahrenheit Drops, but with no height restriction.
Cool Runners is a wide-open inner tube slidecreated by rapidly melting moguls (that’s big lumps of snow for you non – skiers)
Tike’s Peak features gentle slides designed to resemble scaled down versions of attractions at Blizzard Beach. Also included is a snow-castle fountain play area with water jets. There are picnic benches so you can enjoy a family style lunch and protective footwear is recommended due to the toasty side walks. Please note this attraction is limited to children under 48 in tall.
The Chairlift is a “one-way” only type ride which takes up to 3 guests up over the craggy face of Mount Gushmore, to the summit. The chairs feature wooden-bench seats, colorful overhead umbrellas and snow skis on their underside. This is the most recognized means of transport to the summit, although guests can also climb a staircase if they choose. A Gondola is also provided for disabled guests headed for the top.
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Park Hours, Parking & Transportation
Throughout peak months the park is open every day from 10:00 am until late – we suggest you call 407-824-2222 for specific opening hours when planning your visit or go online.
Location & Info
Location: Walt Disney World® Resort
Telephone: 1-800-W-DISNEY or (407) 824 2222