Chilling good fun awaits at Blizzard Beach
Disney Vacation Guide to Blizzard Beach
Even on a summer day in Florida so hot that the pavement appears to be melting underfoot, your body temperature will start to fall when you hit Blizzard Beach, one of Walt Disney World’s refreshing water parks.
You just might start to shiver under the hot Florida sun when you see chidren splashing around in water when a snow-capped mountain stands in the background.
What? You didn’t know there were snow-capped mountains in Florida?
As the story goes, during a particularly harsh Forida winter, someone decided to open a ski resort. Blizzard Beach is what remained after the snow melted and the palm trees grew back.
Plunge down the 120-foot slide at Summit Plummit, the fastest water slide in the country. Keeping with the ski-park theme, you have to ride a chairlift to the peak of Mount Gushmore to get to the peak!
Race on a Toboggan, plunge down Runoff Rapids or just enjoy a picnic in a good sunbathing spot. This water park is as full of opportunities for relaxation as it is filled with rides perfect for adrenalin seekers! Children get their own slides and play areas including the ski patrolling camp. Big kids and little kids alike can have fun here!
There are lots of spots to get something to eat when you’re ready to take a break from the water.
- Grab a pizza, hotdog or a veggie burger at Lottawatta Lodge. (Yes, it’s designed to resemble a ski lodge!)
- Take the edge off after your descent down Summit Plummit with a tropical drink at the Polar Pub pool bar.
- Grab a light snack at the Cooling Hut or a Dessert at Avalunch.
If you’re visiting Walt Disney World during the hotter months, this park tends to reach capacity very quickly so if you wish to spend the day soaking up the sun at Blizzard Beach, try getting there at least a half hour before official opening time.
Do you love the thrill of a wild water slide or do you prefer to dip your toes in the kiddie pool?