Slush Gusher and Summit Plummet reopen at Disney's Blizzard Beach water park

May 03, 2016 in "Blizzard Beach"

Posted: Tuesday May 3, 2016 8:33am EDT by WDWMAGIC Staff

Slush Gusher and Summit Plummet have both reopened at Disney's Blizzard Beach water park. 

Technical problems have been occurring with Slush Gusher and Summit Plummet since October 2013, and the slides had been closed since March 2016.

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monothingieMay 03, 2016

They can't master getting water from the bottom to the top of a waterslide and they want to automate an entire monorail system? #nope

Biff215Apr 29, 2016

"For now" is certainly true, but clearly this debunks any claims that things were unsafe or in danger of being shut down permanently. Let's hope they truly fixed the issue this time.

IncomudroApr 29, 2016


Rich TApr 29, 2016

It's because it's a lot more "real." The height and speed aren't an illusion, and you're not on tracks or in the safety envelope of a vehicle. Plus fear of wedgies.

Js_4squareApr 29, 2016

Yeah ... They probably are thrill ride too ... But personally summit plummet is the only one that really stresses me just before the start ... Hard to explain ...

AlexFLApr 29, 2016

Not kidding!

Js_4squareApr 29, 2016

Really want to do it mid may when i'm in WDW ! It's the only real thrill ride in all the property after all !!!

dstrawn9889Apr 29, 2016

careful, you may get a splinter of fiberglas in your @$$ rear

Js_4squareApr 29, 2016

What ???? Seriously !??

AlexFLApr 29, 2016

The slides are open! For now...

Biff215Apr 29, 2016

As a former Blizzard CM, I certainly agree that it's unacceptable that these two signature attractions remain closed after years of this same issue. But those who are suggesting permanent closure or that the problem makes the park unsafe are jumping to extremes IMO. I have a very hard time believing that Disney would put thousands of guests at risk every day if the problem was that dangerous. Shuttering the park would be insanity as the other attractions still provide the needed capacity for those willing to forgo the big slides (a pretty high percentage of guests never venture up there as it is. I fondly remember walking John Stamos and Rebecca Romijn up there just to walk back down back in 2000). I'm confident they'll eventually find a way to rectify this issue, it's just not as simple as it would be at you local water park.

Rich TApr 29, 2016

I sometimes wonder, in our lawsuit-happy culture, if the day's coming when waterpark insurance isn't worth the expense for the corporations owning them. I grew up in the twilight of *real* funhouses (S.F.'s PLAYLAND!!!) that threw you around and actually tried to make you lose your balance and trip. It was sad to see those great old attractions fade away. Sigh...good old days. :)

ford91exploderApr 28, 2016

Sure they can.... Profits and Bonuses more important than guests

GhostHost1000Apr 28, 2016

If they close it, it better be to redo and expand it. Their water parks are good but could certainly use some new water attractions