UPDATED - Blizzard Beach now open after delay today due to technical issues

Feb 12, 2016 in "Blizzard Beach"

Posted: Friday February 12, 2016 11:15am EST by WDWMAGIC Staff

UPDATED 1:25pm EST

The park has now opened, but the Downhill Double Dipper slide remains unavailable.

Original Post 11:15am EST

The opening of Blizzard Beach today (February 12 2016) has been delayed due to technical issues.

Disney has not released any additional information, but based on previous issues, the cause is likely to be related to pumps on Summit Plummet and Slush Gusher.

The park is expected to reopen later today, and is currently the only water park in operation as Typhoon lagoon is closed for its annual refurbishment.

Mechanical issues also affected Blizzard beach operations earlier this month.

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Horizons1Feb 13, 2016

You would think a problem like this would have been fixed when the park was closed for, what? 3 months? But no, not at Walt Disney World. So when's Volcano Bay opening?

Biff215Feb 13, 2016

Call outs were a frequent problem when I was at Blizzard, especially due to the high number of CP's there. Never stopped the park from opening as they over schedule and send people home if everyone does show up, but there were times I would see coordinators jumping in as needed. Seems a little early in the spring CP to be having this issue!

Merlin0402Feb 12, 2016

Is that really all this is? If so, I would think we would be seeing frequent delayed openings at Typhoon Lagoon too...

Katie GFeb 12, 2016

Update: It has opened for the day now.

ravenFeb 12, 2016

AKA Too many people called out today.

wdwmagicFeb 12, 2016

And again today Blizzard Beach opening delayed today due to technical issues

Nmoody1Feb 04, 2016

In 10 years time people will be breaking into Blizzard Beach where music will still be playing and lights will still be on, but the area is overgrown and Disney leave everything intact for nature to take over! ;)

thehowietFeb 04, 2016

Is this related to the same issues they were experiencing back in September? If so, it seems odd that they couldn't come up with an adequate long-term solution during the yearly refurb...wasn't that refurb extended as well? Any more details you can share about the issue(s)?

Gabe1Feb 04, 2016

Any chance they'll be able to flip Typhoon open early?

Adam NFeb 03, 2016

This is all Iger's fault. Walt would roll over in his grave. How dare they do this to us. THINK OF THE CHILDREN.

wdwmagicFeb 03, 2016

I'm surprised to see this fault develop again. I expected it to be fixed during the winter refurb.