Posts Tagged ‘Disney’s Blizzard Beach’

Frozen Summer Games Returning to Blizzard Beach This Summer

by on April 17, 2017

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Last year, Frozen fans could be found in droves at Disney’s Blizzard Beach taking part in the inaugural Frozen Summer Games. Well, this year, the festivities are once again taking place, meaning even more summer fun for the park, that is once again taking advantage of the freak snowstorm that has happened over Central Florida.

Beginning May 26 at the popular water park, Guests can join Team Olaf or Team Kristoff in a variety of fun activities including a Snowball Toss, Slide Races, Ski Pole Limbo and Ice Pail Relays. There will also be crafts, games, and yes, a DJ on hand throughout the day for Guests to enjoy.

Even better news is that this year, Guests will be able to meet and take photos with both Kristoff and Olaf! (This is the first time Guests will have the opportunity to meet Kristoff at Walt Disney World.)

Don’t delay though! The Frozen Summer Games are a limited time event and will end on August 13!

 

Disney’s Water Parks Testing Virtual Lines

by on March 29, 2017

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Universal Orlando Resort is going to be doing it with Volcano Bay, so it was only a matter of time before Disney tried their hand at virtual lines. The Walt Disney World water parks, both Disney’s Blizzard Beach and Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon are currently testing a virtual line queuing system until April 7.

Guests who visit the water parks will be able to reserve a place in line for specific attractions and will not have to physically wait in said line. Instead, they can go ahead and do something else. When their time to ride the attraction is ready, they will then be able to do so with a minimal wait.

According to the Orlando Sentinel, Guests are given a printed card with a rubber band, making the whole thing wearable. Guests are given a 15 minute time window with which to return to ride the attraction.

This test is currently taking place at Blizzard Beach on Summit Plummet, Slush Gusher, and Downhill Double Dipper and at the all-new Miss Adventure Falls attraction at Typhoon Lagoon.

This current test is not connected to FastPass+, therefore, you cannot book reserved times ahead of your vacation via the My Disney Experience app.

 

 

 

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Change in Wheelchair Rentals Now Offered at Disney’s Water Parks

by on August 23, 2016

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It appears that Disney is making a change to their wheelchair rentals that are available at their water parks. These rentals, which are available at Singapore Sal’s at Typhoon Lagoon and at the Beach Haus at Blizzard Beach, will now cost $12 a day. It is also required that Guests leave a $100 refundable deposit which will be returned upon the return of the rental. This wheelchair rental is able to be transferable across the parks, with a receipt, as long as they are available.

This change is being done in an effort to align with the options available at Guest Services found at Disney’s theme parks, at Disney Springs, and at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex.

In addition to wheelchairs, a limited number of ECV rentals will continue to be available for $50 with a $100 refundable deposit.

Make sure to keep this change in mind should you need to rent a wheelchair at one of Disney’s water parks going forward.

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Selfie Sticks Now Banned Across Walt Disney World Property

by on June 26, 2015

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Due to safety concerns, selfie sticks (the extendable poles where you can attach a phone or a camera to the end) are now banned property-wide across the Walt Disney World Resort. This means you cannot use them at the theme parks, the water parks or DisneyQuest Interactive Theme Park. This new rule will go into effect on June 30.

Guests who attempt to bring selfie sticks into the park will be stopped at bag check and they will be escorted to Guest Relations where the device will be tagged and the Guest will be given a claim ticket to retrieve it upon exit. For those who get caught using a selfie stick in a park, a Cast Member will escort the guest to a regional Guest Relations area where the device will be tagged and a claim ticket will be given to the guest. Again, the Guest will be able to claim their selfie stick as they exit.

All guests must relinquish their selfie sticks, they cannot simply put them away if a Cast Member approaches them about it.

Recently, Disney banned selfie sticks on attractions, however, it seems that more drastic measures needed to be taken regarding these devices.

What are your thoughts on the ban? Do you think it’s a good idea or were you a fan of the selfie stick?