The wait is finally over! Cast members will begin returning soon to prepare Disney’s Blizzard Beach for its scheduled reopening on March 7, 2021. First opened to the public on April 1, 1995, this spring will kick off Blizzard Beach’s 25th season. In honor of this exciting news – here are seven fun facts you may not have known about Disney’s wintry-themed water park.
1.Blizzard Beach has a special story all its own
A ski resort in Florida? You heard that right! As the story goes, a legendary snowstorm in Florida prompted local opportunists to build a ski resort. When Florida’s climate returned to normal temperatures and the snow began to melt, Blizzard Beach was born.
2. Blizzard Beach is home to one of the fastest waterslides in the world
The ultimate water park thrill ride, Summit Plummet is a 120-foot-tall waterslide with a near-vertical drop. Guests accelerate up to 65 mph on the slide, making it one of the fastest attractions at Walt Disney World.
3. There’s no shortage of tasty treats
From churros to Mickey ice cream bars, you can discover many of your favorite snacks at the Disney Water Parks. There are plenty of menu items to choose from, including these loaded nachos from Avalunch.
4. The first chairlift in Florida was built at Blizzard Beach
Want to know a Disney secret? This colorful chairlift, built to ferry guests to the top of Mount Gushmore, was the first of its kind in the state of Florida. The chairlift offers a scenic bird’s-eye view of Blizzard Beach and easy access to Summit Plummet, Slush Gusher and Teamboat Springs.
5. There’s a full-service beach bar serving Blizzard Beach-inspired cocktails
Piña CoLAVA anyone? How about a Blue Blizzard Margarita? The Polar Pub serves as Blizzard Beach’s own full-service beach bar and offers specialty cocktails inspired by the park’s stories.
6. Cross Country Creek is one of the longest lazy rivers in the U.S.A.
At 3,000 feet, Cross Country Creek ranks among the longest lazy rivers in the country. It takes between 20 and 30 minutes to complete one journey around the waterway – depending, of course, on how lazy you want to be!
7. Teamboat Springs is one of the world’s longest family whitewater raft ride
One of the world’s longest family whitewater raft ride is none other than Teamboat Springs at Blizzard Beach. Along the winding rapids of Teamboat Springs, guests encounter remnants of the fabled snowstorm in the form of snowshoes, snow shovels, melting icicles and a snow mobile.
We can’t wait!!
Waiting for annual pass info. Happy to see it open soon.
Do we have to wear face masks all over the water park ?
When are you guys resuming annual pass sales??
Will Disney start selling Annual passes again soon?
Very excited to see this park opening again! How long will Blizzard Beach be open for? We are hoping to make a trip in late 2021 possibly early 2022.
Is there any update on what expectations Disney will have around guests wearing face coverings when the water park reopens?
Will Platinum Plus Passholders be allowed to renew our passes to enjoy the water parks?
I see that you did some nice looking paint restoration on the resort. It looks like as if the park is brand new.