About Blizzard Beach
Blizzard Beach is opened year round. General admission starts at 10:00. Closing times vary depending on the season and is 17:00 or 18:00.
Be sure to be at the park in time. When it’s too busy, you may be denied access to the water park.
Due to renovations and refurbishment the park will be closed as of October 28th 2018. Blizzard Beach is expected to reopen on January 5th 2019.
Check the operating schedule for 2018 for more details on opening and closing times.
Walt Disney World Resort is located southwest of Orlando, off Interstate 4, west of Florida’s Turnpike. On the I-4 take the relevant Walt Disney World Exit.
Take exit 64 if you are heading to the Magic Kingdom or Hollywood Studio’s. For Animal Kingdom and Blizzard Beach you’d do best to take Exit 65 and exit 67 will lead you to Epcot, Typhoon Lagoon, Disney Springs and the Boardwalk. After the exit just follow the signs for the park you will be visiting.
Here are some sample routes:
From the Tampa Area
Take I-4 East to Walt Disney World Exits
From Miami or Ft. Lauderdale
Take Florida’s Turnpike North to Osceola Parkway West (exit 249) to Walt Disney World Exits
From Orlando International Airport
Take OIA South exit (FL 417S – Toll) to Osceola Parkway West (exit 3) to Walt Disney World Exits
From Interstate 95
U.S. Highway 1 or southbound on Florida’s Turnpike: take I-4 West to Walt Disney World Exits
From Southbound Interstate 75
Take Florida’s Turnpike South to Interstate 4 West to Walt Disney World Resort Exits
Parking is free for all guests at the Blizzard Beach Water park.
Slides at Blizzard Beach
Take the Chairlift up to the top of Mount Gushmore where you can access 3 of the most exciting slides in the Park; The Summit Plummet, Slush Gusher and the Teamboat Springs.
Downhill Double Dipper
Get ready for a race! Hop on your inner tube and wait for the gates to open and beat your opponent to the bottom. Plummet 50 feet (15m) downhill through the dark and see if you won.
Runoff Rapids does not have 1 slide, but 3! And all of them are different, but they all end in a splash. Grab a tube, pick your runoff and getting propelled down the mountain.
Catapult down this exhilirating hig-speed waterslide with some snow slush and grab some air on the way down as you speed over 2 hills!
This is not for the faint of heart.
Dive onto these 3 slides and take on the snaking curves on your way to the splash pool. Grab your mat and slalom your way down Mount Gushmore.
Only daredevils should apply. This super slide rockets you down one of the tallest and fastest freefall glides in the world. Plunge down 12 stories at high speed. Are you brave enough?
Get your family together for this slide. Hop on the 6-personraft for an epic journey down the mountain. This isn’t a slide, it’s white water rafting, so hold tight.
You are racing 7 other contestants on your toboggan. Wait for the signal before you push of headfirst down Mount Gushmore. Get ready, set, go!
Pools and Rivers at Blizzard Beach
Cross Country Creek
Relax as you float down the winding creek on an inner tube that will take you all across the park. Hop on at any of the 7 landings and enjoy the ride.
At the foot of Mount Gushmore you will find this large wave pool with waterfalls and a genuine ocean motion. Swim, float or soak up the sun on the shore.
Ski Patrol Training Camp
Ski Patrol training camp is like an obstacle course with the obstacles in water. There is a zipline, intermediate tube slide and a pool full of melt water.
This polar themed playland is especially designed for preschoolers and little kids, with aptly sized slides and plenty of opportunities to play with water.
Getting around in Blizzard Beach
In the park
Everything in the park is within walking distance. To travel between the parks, you can take one of the regular buses that travel via the on-site resorts as well.
Staying at one of the on-site hotels?
There is a regular bus service that operates between all resorts and the different parks.