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5 Must-Dos at Disney’s Blizzard Beach Water Park 2023 Holiday Celebration

Sarah Harris

by , Disney Sports Social Community Manager

It’s time to deck the palms and celebrate the ski-son as holiday festivities make their way to Disney’s Blizzard Beach Water Park! And today, we’re sharing a special look at some of the experiences you won’t want to miss, including meet and greets with Santa in his tropical best, festive floating in the sun, unique treats and more.

The recently reopened winter-themed water wonderland at Walt Disney World Resort has plenty of adventures to enjoy in the Florida sun with water attractions for guests of all ages – and there’s no better time than now to enjoy it all!

So, trade your ugly sweaters for swimsuits as we’re sharing some of the most popular ways to celebrate the holidays at Disney’s Blizzard Beach Water Park:

Meet & Greet with Santa at Blizzard Beach

Although it’s his busiest time of the year, Santa Claus is making special appearances at Disney’s Blizzard Beach Water Park, dressed in his tropical best, to send warm holiday wishes to all guests. To say hello, stop by Sonny’s Sleds (near the park’s main entrance) from park open – 12:30pm each day through Dec. 24, 2023.

Delicious Seasonal Treats

Feel the holiday cheer with limited-time food & beverage offerings such as the Peppermint Milkshake, available at Lottawatta Lodge.

Festive Floating Down Castaway Creek

What better way to take a break from the stress of the holidays than with a relaxing float down Castaway Creek in a festive tube? Venture down a scenic lazy river on a holiday-themed tube while passing through mysterious caves and illuminated grottos and dipping your toes into Mount Gushmore’s refreshing (and heated) spring water.

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Gingerbread Cookie Decorating

We’re “baking” spirits bright with both a fun activity and a tasty treat rolled into one. Guests can pick-up a Gingerbread Cookie Decorating kit, available at Lottawatta Lodge for $10.99, and it includes two cookies, icing sprinkles and decorations, perfect for making your own festive snack.

Holiday Scavenger Hunt

For a little festive family fun, get to know Blizzard Beach together with a holiday-themed scavenger hunt. With two maps available, one through Tike’s Peak and one through the Ski Patrol Training Camp, stop by the Lost Children Hut to pick-up yours up. Scavenger hunt maps are available Friday-Sundays now through Dec. 21 and everyday Dec. 22-31, 2023.

Summit Plummit at Blizzard Beach

For even more merriment, checkout the new Disney Water Park Seasonal Pass. This new pass allows guests to visit Disney Water Parks again and again now through May 24, 2024, for just $79 plus tax. A perfect holiday gift for waves of fun during the months to come!

Ready to enjoy the holidays with a tropical twist? Let us know what you’re most excited to enjoy over on our new Instagram channel, @DisneyWaterParks!

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