Welcome toDisney’s Blizzard Beach, a water theme park located at the Walt Disney World Resort in Bay Lake, Florida near Orlando.
The park opened on April 1, 1995 and hosted approximately 2 million guests a year, ranking it the third-most visited water park in the world, behind its sister park, Typhoon Lagoon.
Blizzard Beach is open year-round, heated to approximately 80 °F or 27 °C, with the exception of the melting snow in the ice cave of Cross Country Creek, and hosts at its heart Mount Gushmore, an artificial hill with an elevation of 90 feet (27.4 m) .
The setting and atmosphere of the park are marked by a unique blending of tropical landscaping with simulated melting snow throughout and the architecture is a playful intersection of alpine lodges with Caribbean colors and accents.
Every ski resort has a chairlift to ferry Guests up the mountain, and Disney’s Blizzard Beach water park is no exception! This slow-moving experience is an effortless way to access the entrance to many attractions.
Cross Country Creek
Grab an inner tube and paddle gently down the stream as you glide through mysterious caves and illuminated grottoes, under bridges and past a lush green forest. Bask in the refreshing spring water that’s made its way down Mount Gushmore—and look out for bubbling geysers, waterfalls and leaky pipes along the way.
Downhill Double Dipper
A retractable starting gate is all that stands between you and victory. Anticipation builds as you and your opponent wait on inner tubes at the top of twin enclosed waterslides. Suddenly, the gates retract—and you’re off!
Mount Gushmore’s waterfalls cascade into massive Melt-Away Bay, creating short waves perfect for leisurely floating, with just enough excitement. Swim out to the rocky outcrops and bask under a refreshing waterfall.
Big kids, teens and adults can experience 3 times the thrills and spills as they careen 600 feet down the mountain. No matter their unique differences, all 3 high-speed slides come to a similar conclusion—a splash!
Ski Patrol Training Camp
Encounter tricky obstacles, waterslides and more that offer action and adventure for aspiring alpine athletes.
Slide straight to the bottom on this swiftly moving, snow-banked slide—and experience the thrill of the gushing waters. Zip over 2 rolling hills that give you an invigorating lift on the way down!
Bank through twists and turns as you fly past the flag markers of the slalom gates—like in a real downhill ski race!
Each of the 3 snow-capped flumes is 350 feet long, so you can race your friends to the big splashdown at the bottom.
Plunge 12 stories almost straight down, rocketing through a darkened tunnel and into a massive spray of whitewater after a 360-foot-long, high-speed descent.
Hardcore thrill-seekers won’t want to miss this slide so steep, you can’t see where you’re going—until you’re there!
Get ready to be propelled through 1,200 feet of twists and turns on this super-long, super-wide waterslide. On this epic whitewater journey down the mountain, you’re at the mercy of gravity—and unpredictable rapids.
Watch your little squirts splash out in wading pools featuring “melting” snow sculptures—or start a water fight at an igloo fortress with pop-up water jets.
Grab your mat, take your mark and zip headfirst on your belly to the bottom of Mount Gushmore on a 250-foot-long “toboggan” race that features 3 exhilarating dips and hills.
Keep on trekking ‘til you see this snowmobile bar near the Chairlift—then, sip on some sweet concoctions like our Rum Runner, Black Cherry Lemonade, Beso Del Sol Sangria and much more!
Don’t let your hunger slide. Get a grip with specialty hot dogs, salads, desserts, chips, draft beer and soft drinks.
Thaw out in the heat with a frozen treat that’s nice and sweet, like a Mickey’s Ice Cream Bar. Or, head off your hunger with something much warmer, including soft pretzels and popcorn. Beverages both hot and cold are also available.
Frostbite Freddy’s Frozen Freshments
Don’t get stranded without scrumptious treats and snacks! Make tracks for this snow-capped chalet and chill with an icy-fresh orange swirl, or fill up on loaded nachos—before washing it all down with a soft drink or alcoholic beverage!
In search of something sweet? Cool off with frozen treats that include sundaes, floats, bars, waffle cones and other frosty desserts at this ice cream stand in Disney’s Blizzard Beach.
Get a lotta grub at this alpine chalet—Blizzard’s whitecap flatbread, specialty burgers with smoky ham jam, chicken rice bowls, chef salads and more—while chilling out with a Frozen Blue Raspberry Lemonade or a Piña CoLAVA. Afterward, satisfy your sweet tooth with a decadent chocolate-dipped Key lime pie. We also offer vegetarian and vegan meal options.
These mini treats are big on taste! Dip in by the dozen or half dozen with raspberry, chocolate or white chocolate sauce. Soft drinks, frozen lemonade, coffee, tea and hot chocolate are also available from this stand near Lottawatta Lodge.
Get frosty at this full-service beach bar after making waves at Melt-Away Bay! Chill out with a cold one—including cocktails like the icy Piña CoLAVA or Blue Blizzard, along with bottled and draft brew-skis.
All that fun put a fire in your belly? Give roaring appetites the big chill with hearty fare that includes a selection of sandwiches, Southwest chicken wraps or chilled shrimp salad. Add a cookie, waffle cone or a brownie sundae for dessert with a cold drink and you’re back in action!