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

Nate Rasmussen

by , Librarian, Walt Disney Archives

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.


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

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

  • you guys should post about the water parks more often.

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

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

    • I agree, it’s lots of fun!

  • Blizzard Beach is the BEST water park!!!!

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