Disney's Blizzard Beach®
Hours: 10:00 AM – closing times vary
Park will be closed... during part of Winter 2018/2019.
Park hours vary throughout the year. Learn more here.
Disney storytellers share the tale of a freak snowstorm that hit Florida, whereupon the world’s most unique ski resort was built. When Florida’s normal sunny temperatures returned, the snowy ski lodge transformed into a watery wonderland, creating Walt Disney World Resort’s Blizzard Beach Water Park in the process!
Accordingly, former ski slopes and toboggan runs can be enjoyed as slushy, downhill waterslides, while the chairlift transports swimmers and sliders instead of skiers. And despite the wintery setting, the water’s always warm at Blizzard Beach.
Besides an imaginative setting, the park offers thrills and relaxation in equal measure. For the former, test your mettle on Summit Plummet, offering a near-vertical, 120-foot drop. More fast times await on the 90-foot Slush Gusher, the competitive Downhill Double Dipper and a trio of 350-foot slides at Snow Stormers. For the ultimate challenge, head to the top of Blizzard Beach’s centerpiece, Mount Gushmore, for high-speed action at Runoff Rapids.
When you’re ready to slow down, take a 40-minute tour of the park’s 3,000-foot-long lazy river, Cross Country Creek, or chill out at Melt-Away Bay. And if you’re traveling with children, they’re sure to have a blast at Tike’s Peak and Ski Patrol Training Camp.
It all adds up to one of the world’s “coolest” water parks — literally! See below for more details, and experience Blizzard Beach for yourself during your next visit to Orlando.
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These starter tickets for Walt Disney World Theme Parks include one theme park admission per day for the number of days on the ticket.
Similar to Base Tickets but allows hopping (same day access to all Disney theme parks) between all the different Walt Disney World® Resort theme parks.
A Disney Park Hopper plus a Water Park Fun & More attraction option allows you to visit the Disney theme parks and a Disney water park.
Exclusively for Florida residents, these tickets can be purchased for either three or four days and allow you to visit multiple parks and include Water Park and More fun visits.
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Attractions & Ride guide
Hop on to a laidback chair lift like no other. As you ride up Mount Gushmore to the Greenslope, you’ll enjoy panoramic views from under a brightly colored beach umbrella canopy. Get ready to ride down watery slopes and rapid-like springs.
Height restrictions: Guests must be at least 32 inches (81 cm) or taller to ride. Guests under 32 inches (81 cm) will need to take the stairs. Guests with disabilities can take the gondola.
Cross Country Creek
Set off on an inner tube and leisurely float down a lazy river in a polar-inspired wonderland. Soak up the sun as you blissfully drift down the river passing icy polar bear caves, verdant forests, and bubbling geysers. Experience a light shower from Mount Gushmore as you traverse through an icy grotto. Cross Country Creek, a 3,000-foot waterway, winds around the entire park with seven landings, making it an effortless way to get to your next adventure.
Downhill Double Dipper
Unleash your competitiveness side on side-by-side waterslides, where you can race friends and family at epic speeds. Once the start gate lifts, you’ll rocket through a dark tunnel on an inner tube, then splash downhill for the final plummet across the finish line. Flags mark your course and your time will be displayed on an overhead digital stop clock, just like in a downhill ski race. Check out the stop clock to find out who’s the winner!.
Height restriction: Guests must be 48 inches (122 cm) or taller
Set at the edge of Mount Gushmore, guests can take a dip in the bay and bob in the waves. Swim out to the refreshing waterfall or plop down in a comfy lounge chair and enjoy the beach.
It’s your choice of three exciting inner-tube waterslides. So pick adventure an and speed down any of the three, propelling yourself down the Mount Gushmore runoff. Want an extra thrilling ride? Head to the center slide that’s enclosed, making it a dark water adventure.
Coast downhill head-first on a toboggan down one of a trio of snow flumes. Go slalom style as you swish and splash down on a sloshy slope.
Jump into an inner tube raft with the whole family. Expect unpredictable fun with rip-roaring rapids and crazy bumps that send it into a tailspin. It’s 1,200 feet of splashy exhilaration.
A wintery wonderland kiddie resort where little ones can zoom down pint-sized slides or build a dreamy sand castle.
Height restrictions: Kids must be 48 inches (122 cm) or shorter
Ski Patrol Training Camp
Kids and tweens can challenge themselves with first-rate interactive experiences and creative obstacles. Learn what it takes to be a top-notch ski patrol. Challenges include Cool Runners, Thin Ice training, Fahrenheit Drops, and a zip line with a cool final splash.
Icy and snowy mountain runoff makes for a double-dipper downhill thrill ride. Rush down a watery slope as you lie back while the Slush Gusher sends you catapulting down two rolling hills.
Height restrictions: Guests must be 48 inches (122 cm) or taller
Perfect for true blue thrill seekers, get ready for one of the tallest and fastest freefall body slides in the world. Encounter a steep ski jump worthy plummet down 12 stories.
Height restrictions: Guests must be 48 (122 cm) inches or taller
Race down an icy slalom course and splash off to the finish line. They’re eight racers but only one winner. Race down belly first on your mat as you take three exciting dips.
It’s the quintessential ski-lodge retreat when you need a break from the splashy slopes. Munch on blizzard burgers, specialty flatbreads, shrimp rolls and more––fueling yourself for more action.
It’s your own shaded private deck that features relaxing lounge chairs, a locker, and a cooler. Other amenities include: towels, cushioned seating, refillable drink mugs, and a cooler stocked with ice and bottled water.
Retreat into the shade with two lounge chairs, two beach chairs and towels.
Frozen Games at Blizzard Beach
Olaf and Kristoff decided to host a special Winter Games, an icy polar competition with a snowy blitz of activity including Ice Pail Relays, Slide races, Snowball Toss, Ski Pole Climb and more. Guests can either join Team Olaf or Team Kristoff, either way it’s a wintery good time.
The Frozen Games take place daily from late May to mid-August throughout the day. All activities are included with your park admission so there’s no additional cost for all the frosty fun!
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Disney’s Winter Summerland Miniature Golf
It was Santa’s genius idea to build a golf course for his off-duty elves. After all, everyone deserves a little leisure time. Play one of two themed 18-hole miniature golf courses:
Summer course is set amidst surfboards and sandcastles while guests encounter obstacles like peppermint-striped inner tubes and a melting snowman.
Winter course is set in a snowy themed wonderland. Watch out for Squirty the Snowman; he sprays unsuspecting golfers.
Located near Disney’s Blizzard Beach, this mini-golf course is the perfect way to continue your wintery-themed adventure. Please note it requires a separate admission cost.