Chill out at Disney's Blizzard Beach Water Park, a winter wonderland of family-style raft rides, thrilling plunges and high-speed drops. Featuring the world's tallest and fastest free-falling water slides to the kid-sized, snow-castle fountain play area, this frosty ski resort is full of action-packed fun for everyone.
After a freak snow storm blanketed Orlando, Florida, Blizzard Beach sprang up on the Walt Disney World Resort property. Just like most ski-resorts, Blizzard Beach is equipped with a Chairlift that transports guests to the top of Mount Gushmore, where many thrill rides await. Summit Plummet is one of the most thrilling, high-speed waterslides in the park, plunging down a 12-story sky-scraping ski jump through the slopes of Mount Gushmore; certainly not for the faint of heart. Next up, take a chilling ride down Mount Gushmore over not one, but two rolling hills as you zip down the Slush Gusher, a 90-foot tall, high-speed waterslide.
Gather your team and race down an 8-lane waterslide on Toboggan Racers. This adds a little bit of friendly competition to a family vacation. The fun continues on Teamboat Springs, as the whole gang boards a raft for a whitewater rafting adventure down a series of cascading waterfalls. Then take to the Downhill Double Dipper, a waterslide that resembles an Olympic-style downhill ski race with starting gates and a time clock to track each racer's time. Don't be alarm when you find yourself in the dark as you speed down a pair of 50-foot high, 230-foot-long side-by-side racing slides at 25 miles per hour.
There are plenty of thrills throughout the park, but for those looking to just chill out, the Cross Country Creek is ideal. It is a slow, water raft ride through a continuously flowing stream around the water park. Flow down the creek and pass through polar caves, tunnels, misty waterfalls and soak up some sun as well. The little ones will enjoy hours of fun at Tike's Peak. The preschool play area offers scaled-down, kid-sized slides that resemble the larger waterslides of Mount Gushmore.