PHOTOS & VIDEOS: We’re at the Blizzard Beach Reopening at Disney World!

We are BACK at Blizzard Beach for its opening day!

Blizzard Beach

Back in December, Disney announced that Blizzard Beach would be reopening, and we’ve been counting down the days until we could step foot in a Disney water park. And today, we’re bringing you with us to check out the reopening of Blizzard Beach! These are the updates we have so far, and we’ll be sharing many more as the day goes on!

Entering the Park

Much like the Disney theme parks, masks are required in designated areas at the water park which includes the park entrance and exit, retail areas, and food and beverage ordering areas. 

Blizzard Beach Sign

Guests were designated to park in every other spot to allow space between vehicles when they arrived at Blizzard Beach.

Blizzard Beach Parking

Prior to entering the water park, guests must go through a temperature check like the other Disney Parks.

Temperature Check Tent

After completing the check (and saying thank you to your Cast Member)…

 

 

…more Cast Members were on standby to greet guests and explain the safety guidelines. Masks requirements are essentially the same here as they are in other Disney Parks, but with a few exceptions. Specifically, guests are not allowed to wear them in the water, and they’re not required in queues.

Mask Requirements

Disney does recommend keeping it with you at all times, though. That way, you don’t have to go all the way back to your chair to grab your mask before going to the restroom or to grab food.

read all about our mask experience here

For Annual Passholders, it’s important to note that upgrading to the water park included option is currently unavailable, since Disney isn’t selling new Annual Passes at this time. However, there is a discounted Passholder ticket option for $49 (plus tax) for one day.

MagicBand Scan

Atmosphere

Once we were inside, we were ready to go have a blast! Hand-sanitizing stations were available to guests upon entry and throughout Blizzard Beach.

Hand Sanitizing Station

Cast Members and signs are located around the park to remind guests about masks and social distancing guidelines.

Distancing Measures

Towels are available to rent for $2, and if you’re a Disney Resort guest you can rent them for free. (And, it’s a great tip for people who accidentally leave their towels behind!) Currently, all-day refillable mugs can also be purchased for $11.99

Refillable Mugs

…where guests are able to refill their mugs on their own.

Refillable Mug Station

This is different than we’ve previously seen throughout Disney World since its reopening. When using a refillable mug, guests typically hand it over to a Cast Member who will fill it for them. At Blizzard Beach, that’s not the case.

Refillable Mug

For now, when you buy one of these mugs you can refill it on your own!

Read all about the All-Day Refillable Mug in Blizzard Beach here!

Locker rentals are still available, and guests can use the designated kiosks to reserve a locker.

Locker Kiosks

Every other kiosk is unavailable in order to maintain a safe distance between guests.

Locker Kiosks

Currently, locker rentals are available for $10.

Blizzard Beach Lockers

Plus, the vending machines have been repurposed from selling snacks and drinks to providing face masks for $2.

Face Mask Vending Machines

Dining

Additionally, dining locations reopened today with the park and some have new menus! Both Avalunch and Warming Hut are now serving up some new (and old) bites.

Warming Hut

Over at Avalunch, you can find meals like hot dogs as well as beer refills. Polar Pub, on the other hand, is exclusively home to the Grapefruit Margarita, Frozen Black Cherry Lemonade, and Blue Blizzard.

Polar Pub

Other snack spots are available like Blizzard Beach Arctic Expedition!

Arctic Exploration

There are also kiosks offering condiments and cutlery to guests.

Condiment Stand

Lottawatta Lodge, the quick-service restaurant, is also open…

Lottawatta Lodge

…and Mobile Order is available for guests to quickly pick up their food before exploring the rest of Blizzard Beach.

Lottawatta Lodge Mobile Order

We tried out a Honey Butter Chicken Sandwich from the Warming Hut!

Lots of pickles!

And, we quenched our thirst with a Frozen Black Cherry Lemonade.

Frozen Lemonade!

Did you even go to a Disney water park if you didn’t get a sand pail ice cream sundae? We think not.

Ice cream!!

Attractions

Since water parks are a bit different than theme parks, Disney has modified some of its health and safety procedures at Blizzard Beach.

Distancing Measures

The markers on the ground provide 6 feet apart between parties that are waiting in line.

Distancing Measures

When riding the ski lift, masks are not required.

Ski Lifts

Yet, separate parties aren’t seated together. So, if you are one person in a party, you’ll be seated on your own.

Ski Lifts

Kids can also have a blast as parents kick back by the pool with the play areas open.

Tike’s Peak

Some of the pools have fun rope courses!

Plus, there’s a Lazy River for guests who want to kick back and relax! The number of tubes is limited, and guests are asked to stay separate from other groups when they are floating along.

Lazy River

Guests can spend time in the wave pool

Wave Pool

And there are tons of other attractions around Blizzard Beach, like Downhill Double Dipper, Snow Stormers, and Toboggan Racers.

Slide Wait Times

Guests can head to some of the high-speed, big water slides like Summit Plummet and Slush Gusher.

Water Slide Signs

And, they’ve got quite a view of Blizzard Beach!

But, those aren’t the only slides available to guests right now!

Summit Plummit

If you’re looking for something more family-friendly, you can head to Teamboat Springs, a family raft ride.

Teamboat Springs

And that was our day in Blizzard Beach!  If you’re planning to dive back into the water parks at Disney World like us, you can check out the park hours for the rest of the month and purchase a ticket! Stay tuned for more Disney news and updates!

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Are you planning to visit Blizzard Beach soon? Let us know in the comments!

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Rachel Franko has been going to Disney Parks since she was a baby, and her love of Disney has only grown into a SLIGHT obsession since! She's been writing for AllEars since 2019 and loves sharing the magic with all the readers. When she's not writing, you can catch her heading to Disney and Universal Studios with a heart full of dreams and a backpack full of themed ears!

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2 Replies to “PHOTOS & VIDEOS: We’re at the Blizzard Beach Reopening at Disney World!”

  1. I don’t get how if it’s suggested you keep your mask with you in the queues, in case you want to stop off at restaurant or restroom, what’s going to happen when your mask gets soaked on the attraction? Am I missing something?