We knew we wanted to squeeze in a water park and as Typhoon Lagoon is closed and its $20 (£15) to park (!) at Volcano Bay so we decided to go to Blizzard Beach.
The weather was looking good with highs of 23, so not too hot either. We thought we would only spend a couple of hours here but actually ended up staying for about 5 1/2 hours!
All information & exchange rates are correct at the time of our visit (2nd December) Prices exclude tax
Parking at Blizzard Beach
Parking at both the Disney Water parks is free and they also have free buses running to all the hotels and parks.
The car park isn’t overly massive so it’s fairly easy to find your car when you leave too.
We had water parks included in our passes but you can purchase day tickets from $69/£51.88 per adult or $63/£47.37 per child (ages 3 to 9) for a 1 day pass.
I’m not sure I would pay almost £52 for a day here but if it’s part of your pass its worth a visit.
Again as with all the Disney parks, masks are still required in all indoor areas.
This includes the toilets, fortunately you won’t need to carry round a soggy mask on your wrist as they have disposables available at the entrance to all the toilets.
Tikes Peak (Toddler Splash Area)
Blizzard Beach has a really good part for the smaller visitors its built specifically for those under 48 inches.
You will find life jackets here (free to use) there are also other stands dotted around the park.
Holly especially loved that one of the slides required an inflatable floatie ring and she must have done this one over 30 times
Oscar however wasn’t so keen and although he did hang on for his life down the slide, he cried the whole way also. So much so that one of the lifeguards rans and got him an Ice Cream to cheer him up!
Pools & Slides
Although I left the water rides to the kids I did have a walk round and the park was pretty quiet, no queues anywhere so they managed to go on everything several times.
There is a Lazy river that loops round the whole park and you can jump in and out at one of the 7 points to get onto different slides.
There are loads of different styles of floats to go round the Cross Country Creek which is Blizzard Beach’s 3,000 foot lazy river too – singles, doubles, seats and solid base ones for the smaller guests.
The wave pool is the most popular pool, with the shallow beach front style one being 2nd busiest.
We sat right round by the Ski Patrol Training Camp which is aimed at the under 12s, Ours especially liked the Thin Ice Training Course where you can test your balance by walking across ice floes.
Food at Lottawatta Lodge
We had lunch at Food at Lottawatta Lodge, there is plenty of outside seating here and a self serve refill drinks machine.
We had (all adult meals) Chicken Strips and Fries $9.99/£7.50, White Cap Flatbread $11.99/£9 and 2 Roasted Chicken Rice Bowls $10.49/£7.89 each – it was all really good.
$11.99/£9 for the first day including a reusable souvenir cup you can keep and free refills for the whole day of Coca Cola, Fanta, Sprite, Coke Zero, Orange Juice etc and $8.50/£6.39 for any additional days
Refill beers are $11.50 (£8.65) / $13.50 (£10.15) for the initial pint + reusable souvenir cup depending on the beer you drink and then either $6.50 (£4.89) / $7.50 (£5.64) again depending on what you drink – the refills are given to you in a standard plastic cup and are under a pint.
The cups are really cute and I am a sucker for fancy cups! You can also use them at both water parks when they are open.
Is Blizzard Beach worth visiting?
We had a really good day at Blizzard Beach and the kids loved it, they definitely would have stayed longer if we would have let them.
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