Though temperatures around Orlando are still on the chilly side, as things heat up in the weeks and months ahead, guests looking to cool down for a little while during Spring Break and Summer Vacation will start heading to the resort's two water parks: Blizzard Beach and Typhoon Lagoon. And perhaps in an effort to draw guests away from their parks as attendance surges, Disney has announced some interesting changes coming to both Typhoon Lagoon and Blizzard Beach as spring and summer get underway in Central Florida.
1. Spring Challenge special event coming this weekend to Disney's Blizzard Beach
This weekend Disney’s Blizzard Beach will host a Spring Challenge special event for guests of all ages that will include obstacle courses, water slide challenges, and other interactive games that will be happening during regular park hours. And best of all, winners of the individual challenges will get to take home some Blizzard Beach themed prizes as well. Currently, the park is closed due to low temperatures, but it is expected to reopen before this event takes place this weekend. Currently no additional information about this special event is available (and low temperatures prevented it from happening last week), but hopefully guests in the coming days will be able to enjoy this limited-time offering in the next few days!
2. Disney H2O Glow Nights to start this summer
Beginning this summer, Typhoon Lagoon will play host to a new Toy Story-themed after hours upcharge event inspired by the "Partysaurus Rex" short film. Known as Disney H2O Glow Nights, this event will kick off on June 21 at 8PM, after the park closes to regular day guests, and run until 11PM. During this evening event guests can enjoy special lighting effects that will transform the water park like never before as Buzz, Woody and Jessie throw a Beach Party inspired by their friend, “Partysaurus” Rex.
In addition to the special character meet and greet opportunities as well as the dance party, all Typhoon Lagoon attractions (including the new Miss Adventure Falls) will be open during this special event, which will be offered all summer long on every Thursday and Saturday from June 21st until August 11th. Admission for this separately-ticketed event will cost $55 for adults and $50 for children ages 3-9 (plus tax). Tickets will go on sale March 19th.