It’s time for some fun in the sun… AND in the SNOW!?! Welcome to Disney World’s Blizzard Beach Water Park!
Blizzard Beach is one of two water parks at Walt Disney World Resort. (The other is Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon.) Blizzard Beach combines all the splish-splashing fun of a water park with the setting of an Alpine-style ski resort.
We were able to attend REOPENING DAY at Blizzard Beach! You can learn more about what to expect at this reopened Water Park here.
We’re here to explore all that’s in store for YOUR day at Blizzard Beach!
The Story of Blizzard Beach
Once upon a time, as the story goes, a random snowstorm hit the Sunshine State, resulting in the construction of a ski resort for folks to enjoy the wintery weather.
With the return of typical Florida weather, of course, all the snow melted away leaving lots and lots and LOTS of WATER. And the result is Blizzard Beach!
Blizzard Beach Attractions
Blizzard Beach has, quite simply, some fantastically fun water slides all around the park!
- Downhill Double Dipper: Challenge your family member for an inner tube race down twin enclosed waterslides!
- Runoff Rapids: Three unique inner-tube slides (one fully enclosed) combine to create Runoff Rapids.
- Snow Stormers: Three waterslides also make up the Snow Stormers, but these rides are toboggan-style.
- Toboggan Racers: Three dips and hills create the thrills in this eight-lane toboggan race!
- Slush Gusher: The Slush Gusher features a fast rush down a 90-foot slide. This waterslide features two rolling hills and is perfect for those who are ready for a thrill, but not quite up to taking on the Summit Plummet. Speaking of…
- Summit Plummet: Take a twelve-story plunge down a “near vertical drop” on Blizzard Beach’s signature extreme slide!
- Teamboat Springs: Gather the whole gang for this group ride! Each oversized tube that winds down Teamboat Springs can carry up to 6 guests.
Grab a tube and relax on the gentle waves or just enjoy a fun swim in Melt-Away Bay, a one-acre wave pool!
You can also grab a beach chair right on the shore and lounge all you like.
Remember: when you’re at Blizzard Beach, you’re at a ski resort… and what better way to get around than a Chairlift?!
The Chairlift carries guests to attractions including Summit Plummet, the Slush Gusher, and Teamboat Springs.
Are you looking to chill instead of thrill? Well, then, a lazy river ride around Cross Country Creek might be exactly what the doctor ordered.
Just for Kids
Ski Patrol Training Camp offers fun-filled obstacles and extra splashes for “future ski patrollers!”
Tike’s Peak is a dedicated area of scaled-down slides for children and preschoolers under 48 inches tall.
Blizzard Beach Dining
Though you’ll also find snacks available at the locations below, these are your best bets for full counter service meals when you really work up a hunger from all that swimming!
You’ll find standard fare like burgers and chicken nuggets, but you may be surprised by some of the variety. Just click the links below to learn more about each location.
Snacks and Sweets
From popular Mini Donuts to oodles of ice cream treats and more, there’s no shortage of snacks to keep you going during your day at Blizzard Beach!
Just click any of the links below for each location.
- The Cooling Hut
- Mini Donuts
- Frostbite Freddy’s
- I.C. Expeditions (This is one of the locations where you can find the Sand Pail — a Disney water parks ice cream tradition!)
Adult guests can enjoy a cocktail, beer, or wine at these locations:
Unlike the Disney World theme parks, the water parks DO have refillable drink mug options. (These are entirely separate from the Refillable Resort Mugs that guests can purchase at the Disney World hotels.)
You can get an All-Day (one-day) Refillable Mug for non-alcoholic beverages for $11.99. This price will include unlimited refills at several locations throughout the park, like the one pictured below at the Cooling Hut.
If you want to use the mug another day, there will be an $8.50 reactivation fee.
Blizzard Beach Extras
Guests may choose to upgrade their Blizzard Beach experience with optional add-ons. Polar Patios include room for up to 6 guests complete with towels, cushioned seating, refillable Water Park drink mugs, a locker to store belongings, and a cooler filled with ice and bottled water.
Lodge Umbrellas can accommodate up to 4 guests, complete with a beach umbrella (of course!), towels, two reserved loungers and two reserved beach chairs. Visit the Beach Haus upon arrival to the park, or reserve in advance by calling (407) WDW-PLAY.
There are also complimentary towels available for Disney Resort hotel guests. If you are not staying at a Disney Resort, you are able to rent a towel for $2 each, but you are also more than welcome to bring your own! Guests may also rent lockers for the day to store belongings; visit the Beach Haus or Showless Joe’s to inquire.
Blizzard Beach Tickets
A one-day water park ticket (without blockout dates) is $69.00 for adults, and $63.00 for children ages 3-9, valid through December 31, 2021. These can be purchased in advance on the Walt Disney World website. A one-day water park ticket (WITH blockout dates) is priced at $64.00 for adults, and $58.00 for children ages 3-9. Guests who add the Park Hopper PLUS option to an existing ticket will want to know that this will include open water parks. Unlike the four primary Walt Disney World theme parks, a Disney Park Pass Reservation will NOT be required to visit Blizzard Beach, but please be aware that Disney has stated that this is subject to change.
Prior to the temporary closure of Walt Disney World, Annual Passes for the water parks were $139 for all ages over 3. (Florida Residents were eligible for a unique After 2PM pass to the water parks for $89.00.) Currently, Walt Disney World is not selling new Annual Passes; we will keep this page updated accordingly.
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