Spend the Holiday Season at Blizzard Beach
Our family was invited by Disney to experience the holiday happenings at Blizzard Beach going on for the months of November and December! There are so many festive holiday touches throughout the park (including tropical Santa and snoap), making this a super fun time to experience Disney’s Blizzard Beach water park!
There is so much holiday fun going on at Disney’s Blizzard Beach water park in November and December 2022. We loved all the fun, festive extras and I highly recommend visiting this holiday season. Here are a few of the holiday happenings you can expect:
- Meet Santa Claus in his tropical attire!
- Catch snow (AKA “snoap”) falling throughout the park.
- Seasonal menu items include a Peppermint Milkshake, Orange Bird Santa Cone and more.
- Cute holiday-themed inner tubes!
Disney’s Blizzard Beach water park has now reopened after being closed for refurbishment. Let me tell you, it was worth the wait! There have been so many amazing updates made. The biggest change took place at the Tikes Peak play area which was completely rethemed to include Frozen characters!
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Know Before You Go
Blizzard Beach is absolutely huge! You will have no trouble spending an entire day here to take it all in. With 9 different water slides, a giant wave pool, a lazy river, obstacle course, a dedicated area for small children, working chairlift, 11 food and beverage spots, and 2 gift shops, you will be overwhelmed in the best way.
This park is super fun and a great way to experience Disney magic. If you forget to bring anything, Disney does a great job of providing options to make your day relaxing. Check the weather ahead of time and know that if lighting is detected in the area, all guests will be asked to seek shelter and water activities will be temporarily closed down. While most slides will remain open during rain, the chairlift will not run if conditions are unsafe.
Day tickets are valid at both Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon and Disney Blizzard Beach water parks. Advanced ticket purchases are recommended, however a park reservation is not required at this time. The price online is the same as in-person. I recommend reserving online to streamline the process and add tickets to your My Disney Experience app so your magic band will get you in. If you purchase in person, you will be given a physical ticket. Prices are currently $58 to $63 for children ages 3 to 9 and $64 to $69 for adults. The cheaper ticket option has blackout dates and is not available May 28 to October 2, 2022 and May 27 to October 1, 2023. There is also a discount for annual passholders. Passholder prices are $43 for children age 3 to 9 and $49 for adults.
Park Hopper Plus tickets include a few more perks than the standard day ticket. If you have a ticket package that includes park tickets with the Park Hopper option, consider adding a Park Hopper Plus for even more fun! Park Hopper Plus tickets include admission to the following:
- Disney’s Blizzard Beach water park
- Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon water park – Currently Unavailable
- ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex – Currently Unavailable
- Disney’s Oak Trail Golf Course
- FootGolf at Disney’s Oak Trail
- Disney’s Fantasia Gardens Miniature Golf Course (one round; prior to 4:00 PM)
- Disney’s Winter Summerland Miniature Golf Course (one round; prior to 4:00 PM)
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Frequently Asked Questions
Q. Is outside food permitted?
A. Yes! Outside food and drinks are permitted with the exception of alcoholic drinks and anything in a glass container. You may bring in a cooler, but ice and dry ice is not permitted. All coolers and bags may be searched on entry.
Q. Is the water heated at Blizzard Beach?
A. Yes, the water at Blizzard Beach is heated to around 80 degrees year-round.
Q. Are towels provided?
A. Towels are not provided but they are available to rent or purchase!
Q. Can I use my resort refillable mug at Blizzard Beach?
A. No, you cannot use your resort mug at Blizzard Beach. However, they do sell their own refillable mugs that can also be reactivated each time you visit!
Q. Are lockers available?
A. Yes, there are large and small sized lockers available to rent for a fee.
Q. Can I get popcorn at Blizzard Beach?
A. Yes! You can purchase popcorn and Disney refillable popcorn buckets at Blizzard Beach. You can also bring your popcorn bucket purchased in the park to refill. They sell the same buckets found throughout the other Disney parks and resorts.
Q. What age is Blizzard Beach best for?
A. There really is something for every age at Blizzard Beach. The Tikes Peak play area is perfect for toddlers and small children under 48″ tall. My teens loved everything else about the park, and I felt very safe allowing them to explore.
Q. Are life vests provided for infants and toddlers?
A. Yes, life vests are provided for infants and toddlers in the Pikes Peak play area. They are the same style offered at the Disney resorts and available on first come, first serve basis.
Q. Can I bring my own floaties to Blizzard Beach?
A. Yes, as long as it is a US Coast Guard approved floatation device. Standard inflatable tubes and swimmies are not permitted.
Q. Is alcohol permitted at Disney’s Blizzard Beach Water Park?
A. Outside alcohol is not permitted, however alcoholic drinks are served throughout the park at select locations.
Q. Can I reserve a pool cabana or chairs at Blizzard Beach?
A. Yes, Polar Patios are available to rent for the day!
Q. Is parking free at Blizzard Beach?
A. Yes, standard parking is complimentary at Disney’s Blizzard Beach.
Q. Is miniature golf included with admission to Blizzard Beach?
A. Miniature golf at Fantasia Gardens and Winter Summerland is not included with a one day water park ticket. However, if you purchased the Park Hopper Plus add-on to your park ticket package, one round of golf before 4:00 in the afternoon is included. Disney’s Winter Summerland miniature golf is adjacent to Blizzard Beach Water Park.
Q. Is there a dress code at Blizzard Beach?
A. Yes, there is a dress code that Disney asked you follow while visiting Blizzard Beach. This includes the following rules:
- Swim attire must be appropriate for a family environment, and must be without buckles, rivets, zippers or exposed metal.
- Inappropriate swim attire, swim attire with buckles, rivets, zippers or exposed metal, and other sharp objects are not allowed on any of the attractions.
- Jeans (denim) and wetsuits (neoprene) are not permitted on Slush Gusher and Summit Plummet at Disney’s Blizzard Beach water park.
- For safety, diaper-age children must wear plastic pants or swim diapers in pool areas.