Guests may be carrying fewer tubes when Blizzard Beach reopens from its current refurbishment

Aug 09, 2022 in "Blizzard Beach"

Posted: Tuesday August 9, 2022 9:14am ET by WDWMAGIC Staff

The latest refurbishment work at Blizzard Beach may be bringing some improvements that could significantly improve the guest experience.

The latest aerial photos of Blizzard Beach from @bioreconstruct appear to show a new conveyor belt system being assembled on the ground alongside a mobile crane which will presumably be used to assemble a tower crane on the new concrete pad to lift the new conveyor into position inside the park.

Conveyor belts are already used in some areas of the park to transport tubes from the bottom of the slide to the top, but some slides still require the riders to carry their own tubes.

It isn't clear if the new conveyor will be a replacement for an existing tube transport, or if it will be an addition to improve another slide.

The crane is close to Runoff Rapids, which consists of three slides and could benefit from a tube conveyor system. Adding further weight to Runoff Rapids being the new location for the conveyor system is recent construction at the edge of the splash down pool, which looks like it may become one of the anchors for the conveyor belt.

Blizzard Beach is currently closed and does not yet have a reopening date. Typhoon Lagoon is available as Walt Disney World's only operating water park at this time.

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JoeCamelDec 21, 2022

It's Disney, they could put on a white Christmas if there were enough bucks to be made. They used to do things just to show they could.....

EPCOT-O.G.Dec 21, 2022

It’s too warm

_calebDec 21, 2022

For some reason, I initially read this as a joke– BLIZZARD Beach closed due to low temperatures! Get it?

DCBakerDec 21, 2022

Blizzard Beach will be closed over the upcoming holiday weekend, December 23-25, due to forecasted low temperatures.

DCBakerDec 20, 2022

UnbansheeNov 14, 2022

Disney AnalystNov 13, 2022

Other source has photo from the top, where the lift ends, looks good.

WDWMountaineerNov 13, 2022

Is Brown a theme?

DCBakerNov 13, 2022

RambozoNov 13, 2022

I wish they would stop shoehorning unconnected IPs. Frozen doesn't belong.

JoeCamelNov 12, 2022

I know that one.... The frame is plumbed to be filled with LN2 so when the wet tubes run up it drips and freezes. Like the saying goes don't judge until it is open ;) :angelic::hilarious:

GringrinngghostNov 12, 2022

no theming to snow I saw

JoeCamelNov 12, 2022

And in other news the sky will be blue today..... Yeah some people won't like it but

GringrinngghostNov 12, 2022

People aren’t going to like the new lift. I can see that there will be complaints about it. I saw it recently in passing by the property.