A fun summer day at Disney’s Blizzard Beach Water Park is every kids dream. Having fun in wave pools, on slides, and enjoying ice cream is a great way to spend a day with family and friends.
Thank you to Disney for inviting me to spend a wonderful day at Blizzard Beach.
With summer winding down, I knew that we needed to do something extra fun before school started. We did plenty of great things like going to the Children’s Museum, the library for story time with the Rays baseball players, the zoo, and the beach. But summer needed to end with a BANG! So we headed over to Disney World’s water park, Blizzard Beach, the day before school started.
The kids and I loaded up the van to head over to for a fun day with my friend Brittany, her kids, and step-daughter. 2 moms with 7 kids under 14… woo we had our hands full but we had a blast. And we didn’t lose anyone either!
With the kids ranging in age from 14 months to 13 years it was important for us that Blizzard Beach had something for everyone. There were safe, fun things for everyone to do.
We started off in Tike’s Peak, a play area that is geared to younger kids. There is a sprinkler area, shallow pool area with fun melting sculptures kids can climb on, and a few small slides. The slides have a height limit of 48″, with the exception of a few allowing parents to take young kids down on their laps.
Everyone had fun there splashing around and playing with the little boys. Autumn loved going on the slides and having some fun independence running around with the girls.
From there, we headed over to splash around in the big wave pool. Melt-Away Bay is the main swimming area where you can hang out on the shore or play around in the waves. The pool alternates from calm waters to big rolling waves that you can gleefully jump around in. And we did just that because we bounced around on inner tubes, the kids swam around, and Brittany and I helped the boys “ride” the waves.
Our hunger was building from all that activity so we headed over to Lottawatta Lodge. The kids gobbled up cheese flatbreads and pepperoni flatbreads with some snacks I brought from home. While I love pizza, I wanted to have something a bit more summery so I enjoyed a shrimp roll. So good.
Lunch went perfectly with my Black Cherry Lemonade (Grey Goose Cherry Noir Vodka, odwalla® Lemonade, fresh Lime Juice and Grenadine topped with Sprite®) from Polar Pub.
My favorite thing of the day was going around Blizzard Beach on an inner tube on Cross Country Creek because it was fun and relaxing.
Hunter didn’t want to hang out in a tube with me. Instead, I had to hold him out in front of me, with him in the water, leading the way. He loved kicking and yelling as the water rushed around him.
Autumn enjoyed swimming along with the current and falling in and out of inner tubes. It was hilarious watching her pull herself up on them just for them to flip over with the uneven weight on one side. But she was resilient and kept on going and getting in and out to swim around. She just recently started to grasp swimming and floating so I think she was so proud of herself. It was a delight to see that joy.
After our ride around Cross Country Creek, we headed back to Melt-Away Bay for a bit more fun splashing around in the waves.
The older kids enjoyed jumping around in the waves and doing handstands in the shallow waters. The boys toddled around in the shallow waters and along the “shore”.
We then went to Ski Patrol Training Camp, for some fun on some slides and obstacles.
Ski Patrol Training Camp is geared towards kids and preteens. The 7 year old’s had a blast doing activities like the T-Bar, Frozen Pipe Springs, and Snow Falls Slide.
Autumn also had a ball on the Cool Runners slide. However, the Thin Ice Training Course was a bit too hard for her. Thankfully a mom helping her daughter across helped her too, while I held Hunter on dry land. And laughed, ha! It was just so adorable.
Ski Patrol Training Camp is located right at the foot of Mount Gushmore, that houses slides like Summit Plummet, Slush Gusher, and Snow Stormers. You can access Mount Gushmore via the Chair Lift or by walking up the mountain on some paths. The girls took the paths up to take a ride down to Teamboat Springs while Brittany and I took the boys and Autumn back to Tikes Peak.
Hunter dozed under a Baby K’tan Swaddle Blanket (protects him under the sun, while still being airy!) in his stroller while the kids ran around. It was a great way to wind down the day.
By then we were all tired and big grey clouds were approaching. So we wrapped it up and day ended with treats for the kids from Frostbite Freddy’s.
The insane rain on the ride back home didn’t even wake the kids up. They were so exhausted. HA!
It was a day well spent having loads of fun with friends at Disney’s Blizzard Beach Water Park. Can’t beat a day playing in pool, lounging on inner tubes, and going down fun slides.
Disney invited me to Blizzard Beach Water Park as part of a Media Day Event. While my tickets and lunch were provided for the day, all opinions are my own.