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Blizzard Beach

Theme Park Guy Rating: 4.54.54.54.54.5
Date Visited:
December 19, 2007 / April 14, 2008
Website: disneyworld.disney.go.com
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Review

Blizzard Bach is a quality Disney water park with a snow storm theme: great when you arrive in Florida on a hot and humid summer day, not so great when you arrive on a chilly winter day. Brrr.

There are two monstrously fast and steep slides starting from a fake ski jump on top of the park's centerpiece mountain structure. 'Summit Plummet' is so frighteningly steep that I was clenching my teeth while thundering down. Some of the potential sliders in the queue looked like they were about to be forced into a polar bear fight. Some women cried.

My favorite is the tube speed slide 'Downhill Double Dipper'. Atmospheric body slides, the ever present yellow family raft ride (in which up to six people meander down slowly on a very wide slide), a small wave pool and a lazy river surrounding the base of the mountain complement the offers. A ski lift system transports you to the snowy mountain's peak, which is a great idea. 

It’s a wonderful water park: however, if you've got only one day left at Walt Disney World, head to Typhoon Lagoon instead!


Blizzard Beach from above Blizzard Beach from above

Disney's Blizzard Beach water park Disney's Blizzard Beach water park

Fantastic snow theme Fantastic snow theme

Ski lift up to the slides Ski lift up to the slides

Water park visitors in the ski lift Water park visitors in the ski lift

The highest point of Blizzard Beach The highest point of Blizzard Beach

One of the world's steepest slides: Summit Plummet One of the world's steepest slides: Summit Plummet

Don't do that! Lean back! Don't do that! Lean back!

It's a steep descent It's a steep descent

Close-up Close-up

Arrived, and alive Arrived, and alive

Summit Plummet from below Summit Plummet from below

Thai employee Thai employee

Wave pool Wave pool

This is a so-called racer slide This is a so-called racer slide

More slides More slides

Family rafting water slide Family rafting water slide

Different angle Different angle

Getting ready Getting ready

Father and daughter Father and daughter

This one is my favorite at Blizzard Beach: it's fast and smooth! This one is my favorite at Blizzard Beach: it's fast and smooth!

Stairs to the slides Stairs to the slides

Blizzard Beach aerial Blizzard Beach aerial

Lots of choices on the snow mountain! Lots of choices on the snow mountain!



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