When you think of Disney, you likely think of Mickey Mouse, Disney World, or maybe even Epcot center, but have you ever thought of the beach and snow? Perhaps you don't at first, but a visit to Blizzard Beach could change all of that for you. Disney's Blizzard Beach is a 66-acre water park located at the Walt Disney World resort in Florida. At Blizzard Beach Water Park you get the experience of one of the greatest water parks in the world with the atmosphere and aura of a Colorado ski resort. Blizzard Beach is a true must-see on your next trip to the Walt Disney World theme park.
So where did Blizzard Beach come from? Well, the story goes that there was an unusual cold front that brought a winter storm to the western part of Walt Disney World. Wanting to take advantage of the snow, plans were immediately put together to open a Disney ski resort. As will happen in the southern United States, however, the temperature rose and the snow disappeared. The new ski resort was preparing to shut down for good when some of the employees saw an alligator sliding down one of the melted slopes. Suddenly, they were no longer looking at a melted ski slope, but were instead looking at one of the tallest and fastest water slide, or water toboggan run, in the world. At that moment, Blizzard Beach was born and now has a permanent home to the north of the Disney All-Star Resort.
Blizzard Beach is a wonderland from the moment guests lay eyes on it. As they enter, guests will be able to see people sliding down the 90-foot mountain in the park. Looking like skiers, the guests are seeing patrons enjoying Mt.Gushmore, one of the park's signature slides. Disney's Blizzard Beach is also home to the only water slide that is set up for side-by-side racing, the 50-foot high Downhill Double Dipper. From almost anywhere inside Blizzard Beach, guests can even see the United States' tallest and fastest free-fall speed water slide, the Summit Plummet which stretches 120 feet into the sky.
Blizzard Beach Water Park, though, is not just about speed and adrenaline. The park also offers opportunity for relaxation and traditional water fun. Below the famed Mt. Gushmore is a sandy beach. The beach offers guests the opportunity to frolic in a large wave pool. For those who want to sit back and relax, there is a Blizzard Beach lazy river. There is even a wonderful children's play area and an area for those pre-teens who want a little independence.
Disney hits you from every side in Florida. There is Disney World theme park for that theme park thrill. You can visit Epcott Center to enjoy an education about our ever shrinking world. Florida is hot, though, so why not take advantage of Blizzard Beach, where there is a little something for everyone in the family. The rush of some of the fastest and largest water slides in the world, children's play areas, and even relaxing fun in the water.
All of this is offered with the theme of a major ski resort, giving it a unique and fun feel for all visitors. Disney's Blizzard Beach is about family fun and cooling down in the heat of that Florida sun.