01. What is Disney Blizzard Beach Water Park?
The Disney Blizzard Beach Water Park is a water theme park owned by Disney. It’s open throughout the year with yearly maintenance closure during winter. This water park includes four sections: Green Slope, Purple Slope, Red Slope, and Ground level. Overall, the park has 12 attractions or rides, eight dining places, and two shopping spots.
If you’re going to Blizzard Beach Water Park, you have several transportation options for consideration. The most common is through driving. However, if you have your car, you can go directly to the park’s parking lot by taking the Magic Kingdom exit off I-4. You can follow the signs, and it will take you to Blizzard Beach.
It can be your advantage if you bring a car, especially if you have kids. Unlike the theme parks, Blizzard Beach Water Park and other water parks have free parking. Further, you can maximize your time, and you don’t need to wait for the bus schedule.
If you’re coming from other Disney Parks, the best mode of transportation is through their complimentary bus service. In general, all Disney Resorts and Parks have a bus that offers free rides to Blizzard Beach.
Here are some important things to note if you’re riding a bus going to Blizzard Beach Water Park:
- This service is available directly from Coronado Springs Resort and All-Star Movies Resort.
- If you’re coming from other resort hotels, you need to ride a bus to Animal Kingdom and transfer to another bus to Blizzard Beach Water Park.
- This service starts 45 minutes before the park opens. You can get there early if you want to maximize your time at the water park.
You can also get to Blizzard Beach Water Park through an Uber. If you plan on going to the water park with this transportation, you need to inform the parking attendant that you’re being dropped off. Afterward, they’ll instruct you on where the dropoff points are.
Blizzard Beach Water Park entrance is a walk away from the parking lot and the dropoff point. If you’re riding a bus or an Uber, you’ll be dropped off at specific locations, which are also a walk away from the water park entrance.
Those with restricted mobility can still access Blizzard Beach. Many of the water rides are accessible with the assistance of a family member or if you can transfer from your wheelchair. Several slides are close to chair lifts if you can only walk a short distance.
Even though most of the slides and attractions are wheelchair accessible, there are certain limits on the type of chair you may use! To have full access to the slides and transfer possibilities, you must use a specially built PVC water chair. When you arrive at the park, ask about Water Seats, and you will supply one of these PVC chairs to you. Each chair is watertight and may be wheeled directly into the water.
You may store regular chairs in cabanas. If you are concerned about security, carry a bike lock and fasten it to pillars or poles near where you put your belongings. Many park visitors have mobility equipment that has never been stolen, but it is best to label it with your name and contact information.
If you have a wheelchair, you can join your party in the disabled queue for the chair lift. Because the park only permits one person per Gondola, be sure everyone knows who you’re riding with! Whether your children come before or after you, cast members will attempt to keep your party together.
05. Navigating The Park & Maps
Park-goers can find their way around the water park with the help of the Blizzard Beach Water Park PDF map. Generally speaking, the park is divided into four sections: Green Slope, Purple Slope, Red Slope, and Ground Level.
A downloadable app called My Disney Experience is also available. With this app, you can check wait times in real-time while enjoying everything Blizzard Beach Water Park offers!
Blizzard Beach, Water Park map, is available at the park’s entrance. In addition, you can download the My Disney Experience App to access a PDF map of Blizzard Beach Water Park, or you can view the Blizzard Beach Water Park map online.
06. Attractions & Rides
The Blizzard Beach Water Park has over 20 rides and attractions. For your convenience, I have outlined the pros and cons of each side, along with my ranking, so that you can decide which rides to try first at Blizzard Beach Water Park.
I have written an article containing the Disney Blizzard Beach ride height requirements for anyone concerned that their children might be too small for any of the water park rides.
If you or a family member uses a wheelchair, look at my list of wheelchair-accessible Blizzard Beach Water Park rides.
07. Restaurants & Places To Eat
Blizzard Beach has eight restaurants, and I have rated them all on my list of Blizzard Beach Restaurants. An honest rating is given after weighing the pros and cons of each restaurant.
There are no tours available at Blizzard Beach Water Park. Still, you can roam around the water park on your own or with your family. It will also give you some time to enjoy the rides and all the attractions this park offers.
09. Park Hours
Disney’s Blizzard Beach Water Park has regular operating hours, which start from 10:00 AM and close at 5:00 PM. During summertime, the park hours extend, starting at 9:00 AM and ending at 8:00 PM.
One thing to note is that while the water park is open all year long, they also close once a year for their annual maintenance. Thus, you should check Disney’s Website and see if the water park is open on your preferred visit date.
If you need storage where you can put your bags and other items, you can rent lockers at Disney’s Blizzard Beach Water Park.
The lockers in this water park are located in Beach Haus and Snowless Joe’s.
There are two locker sizes for you to consider. These are:
- Small lockers (12.5 inches x 10 inches x 17 inches) that cost $10 per day
- Large lockers (15.5 inches x 13 inches x 17 inches) that cost $15 per day
If you will rent lockers for storage, here are some things you should take note of:
- Lockers do not require keys and are accessed with a four-digit PIN that you choose yourself.
- Touchscreens are used in the rental process.
- Park-goers decide what size locker they need, then pay with cash or credit card.
- After you have paid, you will be prompted to choose a PIN, then given your locker number.
- By punching in your PIN, you can access your locker all day long.
- Once you are done using the locker, you press the button located at the bottom of the keypad.
There are two options for one-day park tickets to Blizzard Beach Water Park. These tickets allow park-goers to access the two water parks (Blizzard Beach and Typhoon Lagoon) if both are open on the visiting date. In short, a ticket allows you to switch between the two at any time of the day.
Here are the prices of both tickets:
- One-day Waterpark Ticket with Blockout dates: $69 per person for ages 10+ and $63 per person for ages 3-9
- One-day Waterpark Ticket without Blockout dates: $64 per person for ages 10+ and $58 per person for ages 3-9
Blizzard Beach Water Park offers a variety of hotels and resorts to choose from. If you plan on visiting Blizzard Beach Water Park and other parks for several days (which is the best way to explore), these hotels nearby will make it easier for you to do so.
Below are some of the resorts and hotels near Blizzard Beach Water Park. You can look below and check each one to know what you prefer most.
Resorts: Contemporary, Polynesian Village, Grand Floridian, Wilderness Lodge, Animal Kingdom Lodge, Boardwalk Inn, Yacht Club Resort, Beach Club Resort and Villas, Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa, Old Key West Resort and Villas.
Hotels: The Swan, The Dolphin, Shades of Green Resort, Disney’s All-Star Resorts, Port Orleans Resort & French Quarter, The Campsites at Disney’s Fort Wilderness.
13. Customer Service
Park-goers who have any questions or problems while strolling Blizzard Beach Water Park can find assistance from one of the many customer service representatives.
There is a Guest Relations office at Blizzard Beach Water Park, and park-goers can find them on the left side of the water park’s entrance just before entering the park. It’s only a few minutes of walk away from the dropoff point, and you can see it before entering the park.
There are other ways to contact Blizzard Beach Water Park guest relations services.
Guest Relations Phone Number: +1 (407) 560-3400
Guest Relations Email: [email protected]
My name is Olivia Smitherman. I’m a travel writer and theme park enthusiast! Florida has some of the best theme parks in the world. I love them all. Each time I visit a theme park, I gather tips and advice that I share with you, my readers. See my bio for more information about me.