Walt Disney World Resort always offers fun and festive surprises throughout the holiday season. In addition to special events like Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party and the new Jollywood Nights coming to Disney’s Hollywood Studios, Blizzard Beach is being added to the list!
Beginning November 6, Walt Disney World Resort is reopening its Blizzard Beach water park. Originally opening in 1995, the famous Walt Disney World water park is themed to a melting ski resort. This thematic immersion is part of what makes it so appealing to Walt Disney World Resort guests.
Like Walt Disney World Resort’s Typhoon Lagoon water park, it has popular attractions, solid food and drink, thrilling and relaxing slides, and other water-soaked fun.
Disney’s Blizzard Beach Water Park is reopening on Nov. 6 with new and returning frosty fun! ☃️☀️🌊 Find out what’s coming when this winter-themed water wonderland opens: https://t.co/JOMpU2aNvG pic.twitter.com/dRvyzITbzE
— Disney Parks (@DisneyParks) October 20, 2023
Blizzard Beach Attractions
Despite being a place where you can take in the rays, Blizzard Beach has many fun activities. You’ll find snow-capped mountains and a flurry of fun around the water park’s hub–Mount Gushmore.
As you may expect from a Central Florida water park, Blizzard Beach contains rafts, slides, lazy rivers, and a giant wave pool named Melt-away Bay.
Those with a competitive spirit can challenge friends and family on a fast-paced race down the Toboggan Racers or Snow Stormers.
And fans of Frozen can find Olaf and Snowgies hanging out at the kids’ area Tike’s Peak.
Food and Drinks
Before we discuss the holiday happenings or the seasonal surprises surrounding Summit Plummet, Cross Country Creek, and Temboat Springs, let’s talk about dining at Blizzard Beach.
As with any Disney Park, Blizzard Beach has plenty of offerings for filling tummies with food or cooling down with a chilled beverage. All in all, Blizzard Beach has nine different locations to find beer, ice cream, and coffee.
Like every other Walt Disney World Resort park, you’ll find a Joffrey’s Coffee at Mini Donuts.
Lottawatta Lounge and the Warming Hut are two quick service locations that offer everyday theme park food and surprises such as shrimp and grits, lettuce wraps, tuna sandwiches, and nachos with Walt’s chili. Meanwhile, other spots, such as The Polar Pub, I. C. Expeditions, and Avalunch, provide fresh treats, adult beverages, and treats for little ones.
Holidays at Blizzard Beach
As stated earlier, Walt Disney World Resort brings holiday fun and Christmas magic to the winter-themed water park.
Walt Disney World Resort’s website states, “Built around the mythical tale of a ski resort that melted into warm water, this 66-acre park features “snowy” scenery that will put you in the holiday spirit.”
Like last year, Disney guests visiting Blizzard Beach can enjoy special holiday happenings.
Unique experiences include daily “snowfall” and visits from Santa Claus.
Guests MAY also be able to meet famous characters from Disney’s Frozen. Last year, many guests visiting Disney’s Blizzard Beach were able to meet and greet Anna or Elsa.
This offering provides guests with new ways to celebrate the holidays at Walt Disney World Resort!
Perhaps more announcements may be coming as we get closer…