Looking for a way to cool off this summer while vacationing down in Orlando? Beat the heat by spending a day at Disney’s Blizzard Beach! This water park looks like an abandoned ski resort, and everything about it makes you feel a little cooler in the summer Florida sun. Filled with a little something for everyone, this water park scored big points with my entire family.
The focal point of Disney’s Blizzard Beach is Summit Plummet. This high thrill water slide stands at 120 feet and allows you to free fall at speeds 60 miles per hour. It’s the second tallest and fastest free fall slide in the world! If you like speed and have no fear of heights, this is the ride for you!
If speed isn’t your thing, you might enjoy a ride along Blizzard Beach’s Lazy River. This Lazy River goes around the entire water park and is a great way to get from one side of the park to the other.
Possibly our favorite family slide at Blizzard Beach is Teamboat Springs. In order to ride this water coaster, you must have a party of 4-6 people (no exceptions). What makes this ride so much fun? It is the world’s longest family white-water raft ride at 1,400 feet long and takes you on a series of twisting curves and down fairly steep waterfalls.
Worried about having to walk all the way up to ride these two slides? No need. This ski slope turned water park has its very own chair lift that will take you straight to both Summit Plummet and Team Boat Springs!
Over on Mount Gushmore, you will find single person slides like the Downhill Double Dipper where you can race side by side your
opponent family member. If you like to go fast, you might want to check out Snow Stormers where you hop on a mat and go face first down the flume!
If tubing is more your thing, check out Runoff Rapids on the Red Slope where you can tube down several different styles of flumes!
Our Preteens loved Ski Patrol area. It has a lot of space for mom & dad to catch a few rays while the kids run off and just be kids. Not only do they have numerous slides, it also has a obstacle course at the leisure pool!
Little ones who aren’t much for slides can find lots of things to do over at Tike’s Peak. Featuring small-scaled slides, tube rides and fountains, families with young kids will also find some much needed shade.
Love wave pools? You might want to get your spot reserved early in the day for Melt Away Bay. This one acre water wave pool is large enough to fit huge crowds of people, but the same is not true for the seating area, especially if you want to be able to see your kids from your chair. Grab a chair early and then you can come back to it when you need to throughout the day.
TIP: Bring your own cooler for drinks & snacks, but splurge on the Sand Pail Sundae!
What is your favorite part of Disney’s Blizzard Beach?