The Walt Disney World Guide – Blizzard Beach

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!

Cheap Walt Disney World Trip Review

Cheap Walt Disney World Trip Review

Here is a review of how to take a cheap trip Walt Disney World, whether you are a Florida Resident or not. If you are a Florida Resident, then I will also add a paragraph in this post on how you too can benefit from a Walt Disney World trip.

Cheap Walt Disney World Trips

In order to spend as little money as possible here are a few tips to help you along your trip and make sure that you follow these as I am a Walt Disney World fanatic and my trips span over 68 visits in over 22 years to Kissimmee Florida. Now I enjoy trips to Universal Studios and Sea World, and some of the other tourist attractions in the Orlando/Kissimmee area, but for my money I prefer Disney World hands down.

OK so you want to save some money, well here are some of the things that you can do to help offset the very heavy costs of a Disney World stay for at least a week, as well as some of the tickets necessary to enjoy the Summer fun or any other seasonal time that you wish to visit the Walt Disney World theme parks. Parks like the Magic Kingdom, Epcot (my favorite), Hollywood Studios, and of course Animal Kingdom. Let’s not forget the water park theme attractions of Blizzard Beach and Typhoon Lagoon.

Forget that trick to get reduced tickets for a seminar. Nobody wants to go to Orlando and sit through a 4 hour seminar to get some cheap tickets at a reduced price. First of all, Walt Disney World finances tickets for people who want to get annual passes. Something I recommend if you have small children or pre-teens. Heck in my home even the teens love the Walt Disney World family of entertainment as much as I do and my younger kids. So special financing through Walt Disney World is available. These come with low monthly payments and they finance them for one year. Can’t beat that, especially since the first installment is lower than the price you would pay to foot the entertainment bill for 1 week. Really!

There are also many different Walt Disney World cruise line / theme park packages around that you can get at discount prices. These packages come with a 3-4 day cruise and a trip to the Magic Kingdom theme parks as well as the Walt Disney World resort hotels. Even though Port Canaveral Florida departs quite a ways from Orlando, Walt Disney World offers transportation (bus) from one place to the other. Expect a short 3-4 hour trip depending on local traffic and pick up times.

Walt Disney World Dining

Walt Disney World offers everything from casual dining to fine dining. Most of these packages can come with a dining plan. I will say this, the dining plan is not what it once was, nor is it as cheap as it once was, but there are plenty of bargain plans out there. This can also be part of your package deal. Check deals and pricing before actually committing to it.

Walt Disney World Florida Resident

The Walt Disney Florida resident plans are very special, and they include a host of special perks. The only catch is that you have to reside in Florida to take advantage of the deal. Great pricing on tickets and some incredible three and four-day ticket plans. Making special Walt Disney World theme parks available at just about $45 a day. Certainly something to look into when purchasing tickets as a Florida Resident is the AAA auto plan deals. These ticket deals are just as superb as any other ticket deal out there. All of these plans come with the added value that you can add water theme parks to your tickets for a small fee. So really as a Florida resident, there is no reason that you should not be taking advantage of this deal and making a trip to Walt Disney World very soon. See you there.