Have you ever been to Blizzard Beach? I’m sharing 7 things you absolutely must try at Blizzard Beach Orlando during your next visit. We visited Blizzard Beach Orlando as a part of a media day. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
T and I grabbed our swimsuits and headed to Blizzard Beach for the last hoorah of the summer. I haven’t been to Disney’s Blizzard Beach since I was a kid. That was my first time going. It was exciting to return to the park with T to celebrate the end of summer. Have you ever been to Blizzard Beach?
It’s one of Disney’s two waterparks. Remember the time we went to Typhoon Lagoon a few weeks ago? Well, now we’ve got both waterparks under our belt as a family. Blizzard Beach Water Park is a fun place for families, singles, and couples alike. There’s something for everyone. Trust me, you’ll want to take a day and experience the park in all its glory.
7 Things You Must Try at Blizzard Beach Orlando
1. Play in Melt Away Bay.
I could not pull T out of Melt Away Bay. The giant wave pool is the perfect place for the entire family. The waves are calming, the inner tubes are colorful, and the fun is endless in this one-acre wave pool. If you’ve got smaller kids in tow, head to Tike’s Peak. Tike’s Peak is a smaller version of Mt. Gushmore and the kids will love it. It’s literally a toddler’s dream!
2. Rice bowls and blue frozen lemonade.
I’ve never had a better tasting rice bowl in my life. I honestly would go back to Blizzard Beach just for the rice bowl because that’s how good it was. The short rib rice bowl was made fresh to order. It was the perfect meal. Oh, and don’t forget the blue frozen lemonade. It was just the refreshing beverage that I needed on a hot summer day. If you’re up for an alcoholic drink, take a trip to I.C. Expeditions for a cold one. The refillable drinks are absolutely necessary if you’re planning on staying all day or returning for more fun later. It’ll help to cut down costs on your trip.
3. Float down the lazy river.
Cross Country Creek is the longest lazy river in the country.
4. Ski Patrol Training Camp.
T was a huge fan of the play area. The are is filled with slides, obstacles, and even a zip line. It’s not too difficult so even the younger kids can get through it. It’s a fun activity for the kids to do while they’re at the park. Parents can watch from the benches on the side or hop in the water to play with their kids once their through the course.
5. Meet Goofy.
Unlike other parks, Blizzard Beach only offers Goofy for a character meet and greet. You can’t miss him because he’s at the entrance of the park.
6. Literally all the rides.
Have you ever seen a water park with ski resort themed rides? That’s exactly what Blizzard Beach offers. Downhill Double Dipper, Summit Plummet, and Slush Gusher have height restrictions. If you’re taller than 48″ you’re good to go on all of the rides. The Toboggan Racers will become your favorite if you’re highly competitive. Teamboat Springs is super fun for groups.
7. Mini Donuts
The last thing you need to try before you leave Blizzard Beach is the mini donuts. They’re the perfect sweet treat to end your day of fun.
What to pack for a day in the waterpark
- water shoes
- beach bag/backpack
- change for the lockers
- beach towels
- camera (a waterproof one is best)
- a change of clothes
- your magic band
- a wet bag
- Rapid Refill cups
- waterproof or water-resistant watch
- a photo I.D. for adults who plan to drink
Tips Before You Hit the Park
- Did you know that you can bring a cooler into Blizzard Beach? It’s one of the things that I love about the park. Packing a cooler filled with snacks and drinks can help save money during the summer or whenever you choose to visit.
- Come up with a plan before your visit. This can help you to figure out which rides you want to ride first to eliminate the most lines. Try to ride the busiest rides first.
- Over 50% of the rides in the park are for all ages so the entire family can join in on the fun. Research all of the rides before your visit to plan who can ride what.
- Get to the park early to snag the best spot in the park for your family.
- Blizzard Beach has adult beverages! You’ll need I.D. so be sure to bring it along with you.
- Bring extra towels just in case.
- If you’re a Florida Resident, consider buying a Florida Resident After 2pm Annual Pass.
Blizzard Beach is open year round. The water is a perfect 72 degrees. Tickets start at just $65 for one-day admission for ages 10 and up.