Blizzard Beach annual refurbishment to begin in October

May 23, 2017 in "Blizzard Beach"

Posted: Tuesday May 23, 2017 8:11am EDT by WDWMAGIC Staff

The dates are now set for the annual refurbishment of Disney's Blizzard Beach water park.

Beginning October 30 2017, the park's refurbishment will continue through to January 6 2018, with a planned reopening to guests on January 6 2018.

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Biff215Nov 18, 2017

It was rumored here that the Runoff side of the mountain was unstable. Removing the slides, and presumedly the pipes causing the issue, might allow them to address it, but it doesn’t mean they’ll get replaced. I’d argue that the park needs the variety and the capacity, but now that Disney has a full season without them behind it, who knows how they feel. You would think we’d get an announcement soon if something new is coming in 2018.

disneyC97Nov 17, 2017

Let’s hope these are being replaced with new parts so they can finally be reopened!

peter11435Nov 17, 2017

I don't know what the end result will be but when I went by the other day the runnoff rapids slides were almost entirely removed.

Biff215Nov 17, 2017

Or are they slide pieces simply being removed (and not replaced)? Hope not, but happy to hear there’s actual work happening.

cheezbatNov 17, 2017

I passed this today and noticed they've ripped up a lot of the hillside...and also saw slide pieces on the question is, are they NEW slide pieces for a new attraction? New slide pieces for an old attraction? Or old slide pieces being replaced... Very curious. I might have to look further in a few days.

wdwmagicNov 04, 2017

I looked at that, and I thought the same at first, but I think the slightly different angle doesn’t show the area that was green. I’ll upload the recent pic soon.

RiderNov 04, 2017

Compare the photos from Sept to the October. It looks like they cleaned the pool at the bottom of the slides.

orky8Nov 04, 2017

Crane at Blizzard Beach today. Couldn’t tell what they were working on, on the side near Osceola.

wdwmagicOct 24, 2017

No news

EricsBiscuitOct 24, 2017

I could see them building a hotel by the park. Maybe a new slide (pure speculation)

matt9112Oct 24, 2017

no news on the body slides correct?

wdwmagicOct 23, 2017

Permit filed for BB today, with a lengthy expiration. 1587 West Buena Vista Drive - general Construction (expires Oct 12 2018)