If you’re looking for something “cool’’ to do this holiday season amid the sunshine at Walt Disney World Resort, then consider a visit to Disney’s Blizzard Beach Water Park because the popular polar paradise reopens next month for the holiday season. And for the first time in forever, the water park will include touches from the popular Disney film “Frozen.”
When the water park swings open its gates on Nov. 13 there will be plenty of arctic adventures in the hot Florida sun, including water attractions for guests of all ages, frosty eats and treats and an atmosphere of glacial glee. As we like to say around here, there’s almost “snow” better place to spend your day at Walt Disney World than at the water park!
Here are nine of the best ways to chill out and enjoy Blizzard Beach’s return.
1. Frolic with “Frozen” friends at Tike’s Peak
A flurry of Frozen fun has come to Blizzard Beach and your young ones can enjoy them among the kid-sized thrills of Tike’s Peak. Whether they are experiencing the miniature slides and attractions, splashing around in front of Anna and Elsa’s igloo castle or playing with Olaf and his Snowgie pals in the warm wading pool, this area is full of “Frozen”-themed fun for everyone!
2. Ring In the Holiday Season
Feel the holiday cheer with limited-time food and beverage offerings such as Orange Bird DOLE Whip cone and Peppermint Milkshake. Through Dec. 31, you can immerse yourself in a merry atmosphere that has a daily snowfall, holiday music, festive inner tubes and even a tropical-dressed Santa.
3. Take the Plunge Down Summit Plummet
Calling all thrill-seekers! Did you know that the fastest attraction at Walt Disney World is right here at Blizzard Beach? Descend Mount Gushmore in a near-vertical drop on the tallest and fastest freefall body slide in town.
4. ‘Luge’ Yourself in New and Returning Culinary Creations
Guests can savor brand new bites like Cajun Shrimp and Grits, and sip on new beverage options like a Watta-Melon Passion Lemonade from Lottawatta Lounge. Returning favorite flavors include seasonal DOLE Whip offerings, a Double Bacon Cheeseburger and the iconic 50th Ice Dream Sand Pail Sundae.
5. Kick back in a Polar Patio
Need time to unwind? Rent a private patio space complete with polar perks like comfortable seating options and refillable drink mugs for a relaxing break from the action.
6. Ready, Set, Snow at Toboggan Racers
Sleigh the day away as you zoom down the water slide toboggan style. In a course filled with dips, hills and fierce competition, you can race against your friends and family to see who will take first place.
7. Family Fun at Teamboat Springs
Team up with friends and family to experience one of the longest whitewater raft adventures in the world. Expect twists and turns, unpredictable rapids and drenching sprays of water along the way as your oversized inner-tube raft ventures down this thrilling waterslide.
8. The Ski-riffic Way to the Top of Mount Gushmore
Take in the view of the snowy setting as you embark on a leisurely journey to the top of Mount Gushmore on Blizzard Beach’s own chairlift. Dressed in bright colors, this lift will effortlessly transport you to some of the iconic attractions at the park, including Summit Plummet, Slush Gusher and Teamboat Springs.
9. You’ll ‘Glove’ Runoff Rapids
Propel down Mount Gushmore on three unique slides with thrilling twists and turns along the way, ending in a huge splashdown at the bottom.