Summit Plummet and Slush Gusher to remain closed for the rest of the season at Blizzard Beach

Sep 23, 2015 in "Blizzard Beach"

Posted: Wednesday September 23, 2015 3:09 by WDWMAGIC Staff

The technical problems affecting Summit Plummet and Slush Gusher at Disney's Blizzard Beach appear to be more complex than originally thought.

After a series of closures, both Summit Plummet and Slush Gusher are now to remain closed through to the end of the season on October 3 2015.  The park closes for its annual refurbishment from October 4 2015, and will continue to operate as normal until then.

The problems began on Friday, which closed the entire park, and although the park reopened on Saturday, Summit Plummet and Slush Gusher remained closed.

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JennSmithSep 28, 2015

That's awesome lol!

BairstowSep 28, 2015

Solution: pass out buckets full of water to guests at the bottom of the stairs. If they spill too much of their bucket on their way up, they'll regret it. Alternate solution:

JennSmithSep 28, 2015

I'd be lying if I said I wasn't a little happy to hear those 2 were closed when we were there. I am not a wuss but I was a little stressed about those 2 slides. I knew I wouldn't have gotten out of it either because my 16 year old was really looking forward to going on them with me. I was sad for her but relieved for me lol.

JennSmithSep 28, 2015

We were there Monday, 9/21 and were told by an employee that they couldn't get water to the top of the slides.

French QuarterSep 26, 2015

Obviously...you wouldn't fix something that wasn't broken. However, they realized there was a problem before the other day when the park was closed down as the permit was filed before that. Someone provided a link earlier.

danlb_2000Sep 26, 2015

The permit could have been filed after they realized there was a problem.

French QuarterSep 26, 2015

To be fair, they did have a permit to fix this so I assume plans were underway. They obviously thought they had more time. I know that it does happen that rides break down but, given all the attractions in WDW, it seems to happen infrequently. Hard to complain really. Something like what's going on at BB is pretty rare.

ford91exploderSep 25, 2015

Gee remember when WDW actually MAINTAINED their properties..., Underground pipes don't fail without warning ie volume and flowrates change etc.

RSoxNo1Sep 25, 2015

They're already sponsoring the Flex Theater.

French QuarterSep 25, 2015

Looks like a pretty serious problem.

RhinocerousSep 24, 2015

I'm sure that is a joke, but I think that would be a terrible idea for that company. Imagine something like this happens again? They would come off looking horrible.

Kyle HigginsSep 24, 2015

Amen to that

Uncle LupeSep 24, 2015

Maybe this is an opportunity for Flex Seal to be a sponser.

wdwmagicSep 23, 2015

Summit Plummet and Slush Gusher to remain closed for the rest of the season at Blizzard Beach