Blizzard Beach water park is great to visit on a hot day! There's more than enough to fill a day here in this Disney water park.
Blizzard Beach Florida is themed on an Alpine ski resort! Out of both the Disney World water parks, Blizzard Beach Florida is the best for thrill slides! It's also the most popular water park in Orlando for all round family fun.
There's a "legend" made by Disney that a freak snow storm hit Florida and the states' first ski resort was built.
Of course the snow soon began to melt and the waterlogged park was due to close, when an alligator was seen sliding down one of the slopes and they decided to keep it open as a water park.
The pinnacle of the resort is Mount Gushmore that stands 90ft tall. This is where the majority of the slides are.
The mountain is color coded to help you find where you are! One slope is green, one purple and one red.
At ground level you'll find a long lazy river that encircles the entire park, a large wave pool (pictured above) and several kids play areas.
Summit Plummet pictured below, is the USA's tallest and fastest free-fall water slide! You’re brave if you want to try this! At 13 storeys high - that's 120ft - you'll slide feet first down at 60 mph. You'll land in a pool of water at the base of the 'ski slope'. You won't shoot off the edge of the slope, even though it looks like you might!
Slush Gusher Slightly tamer version of Summit Plummet, this free-fall slide stands 90ft tall and riders will shoot over two humps - going slightly airborne on the second one!
Double Dipper you'll get to race side-by-side on this 250ft long slide at speeds up to 25mph.
Tobaggan Racer pictured below, go head first down this 8-lane 250ft slide. Riders lay on their stomachs on the blue mats and slide down the course to the bottom of Mt Gushmore.
Run-Off Rapids has three slides - the center one you must ride alone and it's enclosed most of the way. The two outer slides can be ridden on either one, two or three person rafts. The center flume is the fastest!
Chair Lifts (pictured below) will take you one-way to the summit of Mount Gushmore, where most of the slides begin. Each chair lift (made to resemble a ski lift) has wooden seats, an umbrella on the top and a pair of skis underneath! Chairs carry up to 3 people - must be at least 48" tall to ride alone.
Snow Stormers are three parallel slides that resemble a ski slalom course. Riders lay flat on their stomachs on this 350ft long slide.
Teamboat Springs (pictured below) is the world's longest family white-water raft slide. Each raft hold three to five people and takes riders down a 1,200ft long winding slide, down gushing waterfalls and through a cavern with pouring water.
Melt Away Bay Cool off and find some relaxation in Melt Away Bay, a 1 acre wave pool with gentley rolling waves that constantly fed by the 'melting snow'! There's also cascading waterfalls and a beach area where adults and kids can chill out.
Tike's Peak is a mini-Blizzard Beach for kids under 4ft. There are many slides and play areas specially designed for little ones.
Ski Patrol Training Camp is ideal for pre-teens. There are a series of nets and floating icebergs to cross and a series of smaller, tame slides.
Blizzard Beach Water Park Address
Blizzard Beach Florida is located between Disney MGM Studios and Disney All Star Resorts at:-
Blizzard Beach Disney World
1500 W. Buena Vista Dr
Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830
Regular one day ticket prices are:-
Adult (10+) Gate Price: $47.93 inc tax
Child (3-9) Gate Price: $41.54 inc tax
Discount tickets can be found online. Be wary about super cheap tickets, they are often too good to be true! We have provided useful links to online discounts from genuine and reputable companies.
One day ticket discounts compare prices at Maple Leaf discount tickets. A well-known ticket broker operating from Kissimmee, Florida. Tickets can be shipped or collected when you're in town. No gimmicks or tricks - just honest discounts including all taxes.
Multi-park tickets The best discounts are found if you plan on visiting more than one Disney water park. See below for more details:-
Can we bring a cooler to Blizzard Beach?
Yes, coolers are allowed. No alcoholic drinks or glass containers are permitted.
Can we buy food?
Yes there are many different food outlets here. Food served includes all kinds of snacks including turkey legs, sanwiches, hot dogs, ice creams, funnel cakes, doughnuts, nachos and there is also a full service pub which serves alcoholic drinks.
Do we need towels at Blizzard Beach Water Park?
It's best to bring your own towels along with you. You can store them in a locker when you're not using them. Otherwise, you can rent towels for $2 per towel from Snowless Joe's.
What about life vests/jackets?
Snowless Joe's will lend you a life vest - simply leave some form of ID or a refundable deposit at the desk.
How much are lockers?
Large lockers are $7 each with a $2 refund when you return the key. Small lockers are $5 each with a $2 refund when you return the key.
Are tubes provided at Blizzard Beach Water Park?
Yes, for all rides tubes are provided for that ride. No other floatation devices are allowed
What if there is bad weather?
If there's a thunderstorm or bad weather, the park may close. If so, make sure to get your hand stamped before leaving the park so that if the weather clears you can re-enter.
What are the operating/opening hours at Blizzard Beach Water Park?
Blizzard Beach Water Park opens for 10 months out of the year. The park normally closes in the cooler winter months, check park hours here.
During operating months, the park opens 7 days a week.
Use this FREE park calendar to see which are the best days to visit Blizzard Beach Florida.
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