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NEWS: Popular Summer Event Returning to Disney’s Blizzard Beach

Frozen fever simply will not die down. Not that we mind. Following the success of last summer’s inaugural “Frozen” Summer Games, Disney has announced the return of the games for another summer. the “Frozen” Summer Games are a blast and a great way to add an entirely new layer of fun to an already awesome water park. Get all the details below!


Here are all the details from Disney Cast Member Allison Montgomery:

Today I’m very excited to share that the “Frozen” Summer Games will be returning to Disney’s Blizzard Beach Water Park starting May 26, with even more snowy, summery fun!

And for the first time in forever, you will be able to meet and take photos with Kristoff and Olaf at Blizzard Beach! Either Kristoff or Olaf will be at a designated character greeting location at the park, where you can snap photos of each “Frozen” star and let them know which team you chose to play for.

Following the success of the inaugural “Frozen” Summer Games last year, guests visiting Blizzard Beach can once again join Team Kristoff or Team Olaf to participate in a variety of activities, from Ice Pail Relays and a Snowball Toss to Ski Pole Limbo and Slide Races. It’s going to be a blast!

With crafts, games and a DJ spinning some up-tempo tunes throughout the day, the “Frozen” Summer Games are sure to be a major highlight of your day at Blizzard Beach this summer.

Photo Credit: Disney

We can’t wait to experience the Summer Games! How about you? Will you be checking it out?


RELATED ARTICLE: 10 Reasons We Love Disney’s Blizzard Beach

In addition to the four theme parks, Disney also has two waterparks. If you’re looking to cool off while spending time in the hot Florida sun, Blizzard Beach is the waterpark for you. Here are 10 reasons why we love Blizzard Beach.


10 – The Theming

The story goes that Blizzard Beach was once Florida’s first ever ski resort, which quickly melted leaving behind a water park! Everywhere you look, you’re surrounded by snow and ice, yet you’re in a sunny, outdoor waterpark! Even though you’re standing in the park in your swimming suit, it’s difficult not to feel like you’re on a snowy mountain, that’s how immersive the theming is here!

9 – The Chairlift

A ski resort wouldn’t be a ski resort without a chairlift to take guests up the side of the mountain, and Blizzard Beach is no exception. This smooth, relaxing ride in the shade of a colorful umbrella is the perfect, and most fun, way to get to a number of attractions at Blizzard Beach like Summit Plummet, Slush Gusher and Teamboat Springs. Why walk up stairs when you can hop on a chairlift and take in the beautiful and expansive view of Blizzard Beach?

8 – Cross Country Creek

The Cross Country Creek is the lazy river of Blizzard Beach. This attraction is 3,000 feet in length, flows around the entire park, and has seven spots to enter and exit the creek. If a little relaxation is what you need, grab an inner tube and just float along, under waterfalls, drift through a grotto and polar caves too. There are some fun things to see like the home of the park’s mascot, Ice Gator, who seems to be home due to a cold. Watch out for his sneezes!

Cross Country Creek

7 – Half Day or Full Day Park

Blizzard Beach is an easy place to spend the entire day at, or even just half of your day. If you only want to spend half your day here, arrive at opening and hit all the slides and attractions and you should be able to experience most of what the park has to offer. If you plan on spending the whole day at the park with a group, you can rent a Polar Patio, which will give you a private deck complete with a locker, cooler, and towels. Shade Shack and Lodge Umbrella rentals are also available. These rentals give you a place to hang out with your group, and relax in the shade and take your time enjoying the waterpark.

6 – Mini Donuts

There is a little shack at Blizzard Beach that sells a snack that is unique to this park, and that snack is mini donuts! The donuts can be purchased by the dozen, or half dozen, and there are also options for dipping sauces (chocolate, raspberry and white chocolate). These delicious and cute mini donuts are the perfect snack to share, or keep all to yourself!


5 – Snow Stormers

Snow Stormers has three slides for guests to zoom down.  Guests ride on their belly on a toboggan-like mat down a snowy mountain. The theming of Snow Stormers is that of a downhill ski race, with colorful gates along the course, and with three waterslides you can race your friends and see who makes it to the bottom first. So grab a toboggan mat and zip down the speedy and twisty slides of Snow Stormers.

4 – Runoff Rapids

Runoff Rapids are three totally thrilling and totally different inner tube waterslides that are propelled by the runoff water from Mount Gushmore. Make sure you try each slide to experience the different twists and turns of each. If you venture down the center slide, you’ll find yourself in a completely enclosed slide with only little bits of sunlight making their way through as you slide down the flume. Try all three slides of Runoff Rapids before picking your favorite!

Runoff Rapids Exit

Runoff Rapids Exit

3 – Slush Gusher

If you want speed in a waterslide, that is what you’ll get with the 90-foot-long, high speed slide that is the Slush Gusher. The Slush Gusher is nestled right into the side of Mount Gushmore, creating what feels like a slide in the midst of a high snow bank. This slide features two hills that might even make you air born on the way down! Slush Gusher is definitely for thrill-seeking guests.

2 – For the Whole Family

Like most things Disney, Blizzard Beach is the perfect place for families. Teamboat Springs is a must do attraction for families. The rafts are made for 4-6 people so you can go whitewater rafting with the whole family. The Ski Patrol Training Camp is a water activity area for kids and preteens, featuring the Thin Ice Training Course, slides and even a zip line. Whether you want to relax or find some thrills, Blizzard Beach has options for the whole family, and many attractions you can experience together.

Ski Patrol Area

Ski Patrol Training Camp

1 – Summit Plummet

Summit Plummet is hard to miss at Blizzard Beach. It’s the ski jump at the top of Mount Gushmore. It’s the waterslide that sends guests down a 120-foot slope (that’s 12 stories!) at extremely high speeds. Summit Plummet is one of the fastest, tallest free-fall body waterslides in the world. If you’re seeking thrills, this is the slide for you. And don’t forget to check out the beautiful view from the top of the slide before you plummet down the mountain, and then celebrate that you made it!

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About Chad & Cindy Nykamp

After years of multiple Walt Disney World vacations, Cindy and Chad's dream of living in Orlando came true in 2010. After friends and family made them their go-to-people for Walt Disney World advice, Cindy and Chad launched in August 2015 to share their knowledge and love of Disney. Chad and Cindy have been Disney World Annual Passholders for years, DVC members, together have raced more than 70 runDisney races, and particularly love cruising on the Disney Cruise Line. Chad and Cindy also regularly represent at Walt Disney World media events. While attending these events, they get an insiders view of all the new things that have come to Walt Disney World. These experiences have helped them gain knowledge and expertise they happily pass on to their followers. They still can't believe how lucky they are to have such an amazing opportunity and will continue to share Disney with anyone who will listen!