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Blizzard Beach, Summit Plummet

Key Information

Location
Lake Buena Vista, Florida, USA
Operator
The Walt Disney Company
Opening Date
Apr 1,1995
Official Website
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The most recently-opened of Walt Disney World's water parks, Blizzard Beach features an unusual theme based around a freak snow-storm that has hit Florida. The region's first ski resort was thrown-up to take advantage, but subsequently "melted" - leaving behind the park's array of slides and swimming pools. In keeping with the theme, the major attractions are centered around the towering Mount Gushmore, which features three slopes: Green Slope, Purple Slope and Red Slope. Nearly 1.9 million guests visited the park in 2011, making it the second most popular water park in the world behind sister park Typhoon Lagoon.

Park History

With Typhoon Lagoon having proven a major hit following its debut in 1989, Disney put plans in place to open a third water park at Walt Disney World (the first, Disney's River County, closed in 2001). Blizzard Beach opened to the public in April 1985, and has also become a big success. Summit Plummet was installed as the park's headline attraction, and remains so to this day.

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