Blizzard Beach’s Runoff Rapids Closed for Refurbishment at Walt Disney World

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Runoff Rapids is a tube ride at Disney’s Blizzard Beach.  The attraction consists of 3 different slides to choose from, which you ride down on a tube.  There are single and double tubes so that small riders can ride with an adult, too.  The double tubes are allowed on 2 of the slides are that are more open, while only a single tube is allowed on the slide that is enclosed. We have confirmed that this attraction is now closed until further noticed for a refurbishment.  Disney has not specified when the attraction is expected to re-open.


The entire water park was just closed for a few days due to cold weather, and Runoff Rapids didn’t re-open when the rest of the park did.  Disney’s other water park, Typhoon Lagoon is completely closed for refurbishment and expected to re-open in a couple of months.  We will let you know when we learn more about this refurbishment and when the attraction will be back in operation.

About Christy Caby

I am a diehard Disney fanatic! I fell in love with all things Disney from an early age and that only increased once I first visited Walt Disney World! It led me to complete a yearlong Disney College Program working at merchandise locations within Disney’s Hollywood Studios (Disney-MGM Studios at that time) and I worked for Disney Parks & Resorts Technology in Project/Program Management. Now I get to write about Disney and help others plan their magical vacations! Disney holds a special place in the hearts of my entire family as my husband proposed there, we honeymooned there, took trips while pregnant with each of my boys and have visited with them many, many times from 8 weeks old through now. One of my favorite memories from each trip is always the look on my kids’ faces the first time they see the castle. I’d love to help you plan your magical vacation! Request a free quote at or look for me on Facebook at Have a magical day!