In a city that experiences summer almost year round, it’s no surprise that Walt Disney World resort is home to two must-do water parks! Disney’s Blizzard Beach and Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon aren’t your average water parks – they’re water theme parks. Both parks feature unique slides, pools, theming, and more to truly make you feel like you’ve traveled to a destination like no other! Let’s learn a little more about Walt Disney World’s water parks.
Disney’s Blizzard Beach
Disney’s Blizzard Beach is a 66-acre water theme park that opened on April 1, 1995. The water park’s mascot is Ice Gator. The Legend of Blizzard Beach states that one balmy day a freak winter storm developed over the western end of Walt Disney World resort – covering everything in snow. This inspired Florida’s first “ski resort” complete with a ski lift, toboggan runs, and more. Today, we enjoy this frosty fun area known as Disney’s Blizzard Beach!
Some of Disney’s Blizzard Beach’s most popular attractions include Summit Plummet, Slush Gusher, and Teamboat Springs. If you’re looking for fun for your little ones, Tike’s Peak and Ski Patrol Training Camp. Disney’s Blizzard Beach also features an array of eats, treats, and sips to enjoy while visiting, so come hungry!
Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon
Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon 61-acre water theme park that opened on June 1, 1989. The water park’s mascot is Lagoona Gator. The Legend Typhoon Lagoon is that a typhoon wreaked havoc on this tropical paradise, leaving ships, surfboards, and fishing gear flung about. The centerpiece of the park is Miss Tilly, a shrimp boat impaled by Mount Mayday that erupts with water every 30 minutes.
Did you know this water theme park is home to the largest outdoor wave pool in North America? Some of Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon’s most popular attractions include the Typhoon Lagoon Surf Pool, Crush ‘n’ Gusher, and Mayday Falls. Ketchakiddee Creek provides raft rides, slides, and pools for little ones, too! Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon has recently been hosting a special ticketed event, H2O Glow Nights on select Saturdays evenings in the summer.
Ready to dive into water park fun? 1-day water park tickets are available as well as standard ticket upgrades like the Water Park and Sports Option and the Park Hopper Plus Option. Be sure to check on current water park availability before you make your way to Orlando, because sometimes Disney’s water parks undergo extensive refurbishments in the off season. The water parks will add a splash of magic to any Disney vacation, so what are you waiting for?