Latest look at the upgrades coming to Walt Disney World's Blizzard Beach water park

15 days ago in "Blizzard Beach"

Posted: Thursday September 15, 2022 10:26am ET by WDWMAGIC Staff

In these latest aerial pictures of Blizzard Beach by @bioreconstruct, we can see that the new tube conveyor belt system is now positioned at the Runoff Rapids complex of slides.

The new conveyor will move tubes from the bottom of the slides to the top, saving riders the struggle of carrying the tubes for each ride.

Blizzard Beach is currently closed and does not yet have a reopening date. Typhoon Lagoon is currently available as Walt Disney World's only operating water park. Speculation suggests a reopening of Blizard Beach in late October 2022 as Typhoon Lagoon closes for its annual refurbishment.

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AidanCKY3 days ago

Cool to see theyre making a visit here a bit nicer - Guessing theyve done this for liability reasons, I recall it was a bit tricky going up those stairs with a 2-person raft. Shame the conveyor looks awful, is unthemed and is highly visible. Blizzard Beach is a waterpark I really love, would be good to see it get a new slide or two.

DCBaker4 days ago

Disone13 days ago

Nah. The boat leaves about every 15 seconds at Epcot. I think they're doing okay.

Tbone172313 days ago

Does anyone think theyre missing the boat by not adding a "Frozen" attraction?

HauntedPirate14 days ago

Add some video screens and some contrived backstory and you can have the Wish's Aquamouse on land! You just don't get the 45 seconds of water ride after arriving at the top, you're just dumped on the ground and wished a magical day.

ToTBellHop14 days ago

Also, the barges are FAR worse than painted show buildings. One thing is in the periphery and noticeable when you look for it. The other is front and center, drawing attention. While I’m WS, I notice the tacos far more often than the Soarin building. It would be like replacing Cinderella Castle with an oil rig.

castlecake2.014 days ago

Something made them think the barges were bad or they wouldn’t be removing the show already

egg14 days ago

I ask you the same. I’m not the one saying something has changed. What would make them suddenly think the barges are a bad idea now vs. when they first brought them out… or built Tron, or Guardians, or Ratatouille? They repeatedly have demonstrated over the last 5 years that they do not care. That’s my “source.”

JoeCamel14 days ago

Why is a conveyor belt on a beach in a Blizzard?

eddie10414 days ago

How is a conveyor belt suppose to be themed ?

castlecake2.014 days ago

Source?

egg14 days ago

It did not teach them anything and no theming will be added.

Henry Mystic14 days ago

I love infrastructure improvements but I’m surprised they aren’t also adding an attraction on the same scale as Miss Adventure Falls.

JoeCamel14 days ago

I knew it! Plumbed for liquid nitrogen and sprinklers! Send Joe the intern up to break the ice off so we can get the belt running like a boat in the Bearing Sea