We spent about three hours here and covered the entire park. We were able to ride all the rides and even spend some time in the wave pool an lazy river. It was in the upper 70's, but sunny the day we went so a little cool, but easily tolerable. There is lots to do here and many of them can be done as a group. Steamboat Springs is a raft ride that up to 6 people can ride together. We easily fit 3 adults and 2 children in our raft. We even had lunch at Avalunch which serves up hearty portions of different types of dogs a well as jumbo turkey legs. This was really a nice way to spend part of the day. It was not very crowded when we went on Oct. 31. Even with Typhoon Lagoon being closed the crowds was very tolerable. You can easily do this park in just a few hours, but you could also spend the whole day here. It was only open 10-5 the day we went, but that was more than enough time. The theming if the park is fun with all the snow and they have tropical tunes playing over the speakers. Our family really enjoyed our day at Blizzard Beach.
Fun for all ages, theres action around every corner! Plus the atmosphere is great and clean!
Expect long lines!! It is fun but crowded. S.P is the best thing about this park. not bad food for a water park. Must, must, must use sunblock or the rest of you trip will be a sunburnt nightmare.
This is the best waterpark I have ever been to. Summit Plummet is exhilarating, and the place is themed so well. You can tell it's a Disney Waterpark :)
Been going to Blizzard since it opened and it's always a fun time. Get there as soon as it opens or within the last two hours of operation to avoid long waits on the slides.
Speaking of slides, DO NOT MISS SUMMIT PLUMMET it looks high (120 feet) but you will regret when you get home not going on this thing if you don't do it. Teamboat springs is the longest family raft ride in the world and is a blast. Slush gusher is mild compared to Summit Plummet but still packs in thrills on the bunny hops. All three of the slides are located on Mount Gushmore and can be accessed by stairs or waiting in line for the chairlift.
The other side of the mountain is where you will find the Downhill Double Dipper (3-D) it's in an enclosed tube and you race the guest next to you. Toboggan racers is an eight laned slide where you race the other seven guests and you see who will hit the finish line first. Snow stormers is unique where you get on a mat sled and go head first down the slalom style course.
The backside of the mountain is home to Runoff Rapids, three different tube slides (one enclosed in the darkness) that are always fun.
Melt Away Bay is the wave pool that has short bobbing waves continuously, you can get tubes to float around in but they are on a first come, first serve basis so if you want one get there when the park opens.
The food inside is the traditional fast food variety, Lottawatta Lodge is where you will find the most variety. This park is not to be missed if you have the extra time to enjoy it.
Overall I preferred Typhoon. Blizzard Beach had the better family raft ride by FAR! Also for the most part Blizzard had better slides overall (although the Crush Gusher blew anything Blizzard Beach or any other waterpark I've been to away). Blizzard Beach had a younger, more attractive crowd, and the creek was more scenic and fun (love the crocodile). But Typhoon had the FAR superior wavepool and just overall there were literally no waits at all except Crush Gusher which was minimal. Blizzard Beach had long waits for the chairlift, Summit Plummet and the family raft ride. Summit Plummet was much better than Humonga Cowabunga which I like to call Humonga Cowawedgie
We all loved the waterpark!
Great rides, loved the lazy river and wave pool. The first couple hours it was opened was the best, hardly any crowd.
awesome park with awesome rides. stake out your claim early as it gets crowded
This is such a unique park...from the minute you walk through the entrance, you know you are in for something special. The theming is incredible. The slides are top notch and numerous. The pools are adequate (although not on the same scale as Typhhon) and there is a wave pool which kids love. I love the chair lift to the top of the mountain...great views of WDW and of people plunging down the slides screaming. And of course a novel way to travel!
Be careful of the sun here...some lines are long and you can easily burn. You also have to walk up a lot of steps to reach some of the enclosed slides to the rear of the mountain.
However, the slides are great. I love the family raft ride...the longest in the park and one of the best. Summit Plumet is terrifying...only the once for me! I dare you not to be nervous...it's the tallest in the world, I think, and it feels like it is too. I loved to sledge slides where you face forward holding onto your mat for dear life. Exhilirating and loads of fun. The lazy river is beaultifully themed and seems to last for ages...a perfect way to relax...but watch out for the icy cold waterfall in the cave...you will hear the screams long before you get there!
The food is ok here but there is not enough variety. It's not a spoiler to the day though.
This park has more slides than Typhoon Lagoon and is more suitable for big kids. Though there is limited beach space, arriving early can ensure a space for you. I must say I prefer Typhoon Lagoon over Blizzard Beach.
I am hugely impressed with this water park. I admit, when I initially read about the theme, I thought it was silly, but being there is another thing and I actually changed my mind about it and found it quite immersive and clever. Summit Plummet is absolutely the scariest thing at WDW, you get more of a rush here than Tower of Terror or any other thrill ride at WDW.
Blizzard Beach was excellent for me and my niece. Of course, we both meet the height requirement. There didn't seem to be a lot of things for the youngsters to do, but it is an excellent water park! As far as thrills - two words: Summit Plummit!
WONDERFUL WATERPARK! Love all the Rides! The Kids have thier own area, although most of the other rides have hieght requirments. It's a great day, and I highly recomend it.
It is the biggest themepark, a 60+ MPH slide and a 1200 ft family tube ride and more! What more could you ask?
I did like blizzard beach, but I am a true softy for typhoon lagoon. the theming is cool. the rides are ok, but during peak seasons, it is tough to get on rides right away. off season, it is a lot more fun!
It looks great as you enter, with the massive mountain range and an imaginably fun-filled day straight ahead, but the closer you get, the more disappointing this park is.
The slides are sadly mediocore when you are actually on them, with no exceptions whatsoever. You'd think Disney would invent some new types of slides and slide elements, but they've done nothing more than take standard popular waterslides and put a bunch of plastic snow around them (which becomes quickly redudant as the day goes on). And I mean around them as in, when on the slide, this so-called theming goes completely unnoticed. This park is all looks from afar but all stereotypical waterslides up close. I can think of over a dozen waterparks right now that are bigger, better, and much more well made. Even the lazy river looks great on the map, but its truly lazy when you're on it.
And don't get me started on the wading pool - er, I mean, wavepool.
Don't buy into the hype. Go to Typhoon Lagoon instead, its a little better, or try Wet 'n Wild by Universal Studios - I hear they have some great slides over there. Or, don't waste your time at all with waterparks, because while the Orlando ones are highly hyped by the Disney-owned Travel Channel, they are probably no better than the ones closer to your own home town.
The concept (Florida had a freak snowstorm, a ski lodge was built, and when the weather warmed the lodge was turned into a water park) is flawlessly executed. The "ski lift" is still in place and takes you up the mountain to the slides. The family raft ride (Teamboat Springs) is the best of its kind I've ever experienced.
One other note: We went on a Sunday morning in August during a steady rain. The park was empty. On a crowded day, the park is probably less enjoyable.
Just slides and slides - no other attraction other than the Lazy River
It's fun! However, it's pricey and the lines are often times unbearable. Go during an off-time season and be sure to have more fun!
Everybody at WDW seemed to be here at the same time.Nice park but there are water parks everywere so I didn't see this as a big deal !!!!
Like Typhoon Lagoon, Blizzard Beach is another wonderfully imagined Disney waterpark. The story goes that BB was created when a freak snowstorm came through the area and a ski resort was set up to take advantage of the new situation. But then all the snow melted, and...
Anyhoo, this park is more for people who like the thrilling water rides like Summit Plummet, and others. There's a ski lift that takes riders to the top of the summit and even if you don't go down the slide, you can still get a great view of the park. There is also a wave pool, but this one is not a rambunctious as the one at Typhoon Lagoon. And there is also a "creek" for people who just want to loll around in an innertube and float the day away (that would be me!). The theming is absolutely delightful. BB is a fun way to spend the day and beat the heat!
For those people who like the sun reflecting off of anything white and alot of heat this is the place to be. once the thrill of the first visit wears off,it's just another water park
Great Theme. The wait for Summit Plummit is a bit long and it would have been nice if they originally installed two of the slides. Of the Disney water parks, this ranks number 2 on my list overall. There is not as much to do here as in Typhoon Lagoon. But the best thing is the theme.
Prepare to be bruised chaffed wedgied splashed thrilled and toasted all in the space of a few hours.
This park is excellent the attractions are well thought out and the family tube Teamboat springs is just so much fun.
Two minus points, in the heat of the sun you can feel like a turkey in the oven as theres so little shade, and why didnt they build a lift to get those damn tubes to the back of the hill? they didit for the mats!!
Definate Fun in the Sun
A fantastic water park! Kids loved Teamboat Springs and Cross Country creek, I think we have done about a thousand laps! I have been on Summit Plummet on the four occasions we have been and it still scares the shorts off me!
We found Blizzard Beach was a better place for our kids than Typhoon Lagoon. The main pool, Melt-away bay, is a bit more sedate! Don't get me wrong Typhoon Lagoon is an awsome place as well and we are going to go on our next vist, now the kids are older.
The bathroos shouldn't be so airconditioned but other than that its the best!
Can't say enough. Best water park I've ever been to. My kids really opened up to the "thrill" water rides and we all had a blast. lots to do.
You can't miss it when you're in spring riding on these thrill rides & have fun eating snacks & drinks!!!
Best place for a hot summer day! I loved the lazy river!! Never tried Summit Plummit (too afraid to do it) but enjoyed seeing people do it... hehe... :D
This is the best waterpark I have ever been to. The only thing I hate is that it gets so crowded, but that is a sign of its popularity. Last Vacation everytime we went to go the park was already at capacity by 11:00.
great place with triffic rises. Just can be a bit overwelming and a bit hot for the little ones
When you have the tallest and fastest water slide in the world, you have to be the best. Where else can you go 60 miles an hour on you butt.
This place is waterpark heaven! It has every variety of slides and activites possible! The only thing to be careful of is the lack of shade! Otherwise be prepared to have an incredible experience at one of the top waterparks in the WORLD!
I was there during Spring Break, and even with the long lines and large crowd I was able to do everything I wanted to. It was the best water park I have ever been to; and I live in Wisconsin, home to Noah's Ark(America's Largest Waterpark).
Awesome waterpark! It is a must do!
I love the theme and the rides are fantastic!
amazing park, especially summit plummet. but those stairs will ware out anybody...
Must ride teamboat Springs!
I love the theming at this park, and it by far has the best, most thrilling waterslides of the two water parks. I especially love Teamboat Springs! It is the best slide I've ever been on. Great park and I love how Winter Summerland is right next door!
THe best of the three water parks, and definately the one with the most thrills. It's worth a visit even if just to check out the great snowstorm theme, and Summit Plummit (for the thrill-seekers), the highest attraction of its kind.
What happens when a freak snowstorm hit Walt Disney World Resort? Blizzard Beach is what.
This waterpark simply has to be seen to be beleived. The unique snow covered surroundings make this park fun to explore, as there are fun rides all around the major mountain.
However, Summit Plummet is the best ride in the park. For a truly unique view, take the chair lift up to the top and admire the view of people in their bathing suits surrounded by snow :)
Blizzard Beach take the style of a ski-resort, with proper ski lifts and..............snow!!!! This waterpark has gentle rides for the younger (and young at heart!), and the thrill seekers! (Summit Plummit is almost a vertical drop!). There are family flume rides such as team boat springs, and a lazy river round the outside of the park. Blizzard beach is like nothing you have seen before, and well worth a visit.