Walt Disney’s Blizzard Beach – A Simple Guide
Many vacationers have to save quite a bit of money to take the family on a Walt Disney World vacation. So, if you are visiting Disney World in Orlando Florida, and you want some time to cool off from the heat, that is the single reason that the Walt Disney Water Parks have become a huge hit with vacationers everywhere. Walt Disney’s Blizzard Beach could be just the ticket to help you cool off, and have a blast at the same time. This is just one of the water parks that you can find at Walt Disney World, the other is Typhoon Lagoon, But in many people’s opinion Blizzard Beach is definitely the best.
Inside the water park, expect to find many different water slides to spend a fun packed afternoon, and also multiple water attractions that will keep your interest even if you don’t want to get wet, but expect to get wet for the best fun!
According to recent statistics, Walt Disney’s Blizzard Beach is the 2nd most popular water park anywhere around the globe, which means there are always plenty of people around no matter when you decide to go. So keep having fun in mind, and you will be pleasantly surprised!
Impatience and long lines. People are usually not wanting to wait lines, but when you vacation at Walt Disney World, this should be expected. However, this is not always ideal, especially if you don’t want to be waiting around for hours on end to gain access to the attractions. So keeping this in mind, it’s always a good idea to get a Fast Access Pass from Disney, so you don’t have to wait at all the attractions like everybody else. Now with the new Magic Bands from Disney, you can store all your information in one place and have that band around your wrist all the time, getting wet or not. Hotel key (on Walt Disney World grounds), attraction rides, and even a spending account.
Just be aware, that Walt Disney’s Blizzard Beach closes for approximately 2 months every single year so the theme park staff can carry out essential clean up of the water and park, but these months are usually during the winter. Typically, this is around the beginning of the year, so make sure you are fully aware of the exact dates before booking your trip to Disney World, if water parks is what you want to visit.
Some tips when visiting Blizzard Beach:
Rent a locker
Let’s face it, carrying your valuable items around all day when you want to be having fun in the water is a real hassle. This is why it’s always a good idea to rent a locker at the main entrance, so you can put items such as phone, jewelry, passports and credit cards as well as money safely away. Don’t worry, your belongings will be safe as nobody will have access to the safe other than yourself, and the key comes with a safety band, which you will wear on a wrist.
Avoid the crowds
While Blizzard Beach is busy all year round, if you want to go when there is slightly less of a crowd then it’s advisable to go earlier in the week, such as Monday or Tuesday. This ensures that you won’t have to wait for hours just to go on a water slide. Also, it’s a good idea to go first thing in the morning if you can, as the crowds do start to form around the late morning and early afternoon time period. I really don’t know why, that is usually the time that the storms roll through in Florida.
Eat with Mickey
If you want to see a look of delight on kids faces, then why not book a meal with Mickey Mouse, or any of the other popular Disney characters? This is now very possible at resturants around Disney World and Blizzard Beach, so you can get a real Disney experience and memories to last a lifetime. Just be aware that these meals must be booked 90 days in advance due to the high demand. Here are some of the restaurants that offer characters for either breakfast, lunch, and or dinner:
- Contemporary Hotel: Chef Mickey’s
- The Polynesian Hotel: Ohana’s Best Friends
- The Grand Floridian Hotel: Grand Floridian Cafe
- The Magic Kingdom: The Crystal Palace, the Cinderella Castle (character dining)
Walt Disney’s Blizzard Beach is a great day out for all ages, and due to the many special discounts being offered by Disney World, there has never been a better time to visit. Have fun!