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Vintage Walt Disney World: Hitting the Slopes at Blizzard Beach Water Park

posted on February 16th, 2012 by Nate Rasmussen, Archivist, Marketing Resource Center


With winter upon us, it’s a great time to hit the slopes for a little downhill action even if you’re here in Florida visiting Walt Disney World Resort. Only our slopes are beginning to melt away and require a bathing suit for enjoyment, and they were created with a little more help than just Mother Nature.

 Summit Plummet Takes Shape at Disney’s Blizzard Beach Water Park in 1994

Spanning over 60 acres, Disney’s Blizzard Beach Water Park is home to the one of the nation’s tallest, fastest speed slides, Summit Plummet. But Back in December of 1994, Summit Plummet and the rest of Mt. Gushmore at Disney’s Blizzard Beach was still taking shape.

 Summit Plummet at Disney’s Blizzard Beach Water Park

And while many enjoy taking a trip down the ski slopes up North in January, I like the option of hitting the Downhill Double Dipper at the water park which doesn’t require a hat, scarf and mittens.

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Terri on February 16th, 2012 at 3:54 pm

Blizzard Beach is the BEST water park!!!!

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Frank on February 16th, 2012 at 10:33 pm

LOOOOVVVVEEE Summit Plummet!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

Nate Rasmussen on February 17th, 2012 at 1:47 pm

I agree, it’s lots of fun!

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Gage on February 17th, 2012 at 8:18 am

you guys should post about the water parks more often.

 

Nate Rasmussen on February 17th, 2012 at 1:48 pm

I’ll keep digging in the archives for more to share.

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Jessica on February 17th, 2012 at 6:10 pm

I have only been to WDW once, but Blizzard Beach was definitely my favorite part of the trip!

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Mike on February 17th, 2012 at 7:22 pm

That’s pretty cool, but I personally like Typhon Lagoon better

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