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    • MemphisMickey

      Registered: October 2012
      Posts: 14
      Review Date: Mon October 16, 2017 Would you recommend the product? Yes | | Rating: 9 

      Positive aspects of the product (pros): Water activities options, park cleanliness, staff
      Cons: Bathrooms

      We traveled with another family from Saturday 10/7 until Saturday 10/14. We stayed on property and got the water parks and more option for 6 days or $102.50 a person. Believe this park opened in 1995. It does not show the age. Very open and clean. We also went to Typhoon Lagoon twice and four times to Blizzard beach because of the spacing of the sidewalks and between activities. The negative is that at times the bathrooms could have been cleaned more often. The boys, 11 and 12, gave up fast passes to experience high speed water fun. The adults spent time at the Polar Pub. Erin, Kathy and Jose were fantastic. Next year the boys want to reduce the theme park time for the water parks.
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      Registered: May 2012
      Posts: 15
      Review Date: Tue September 1, 2015 Would you recommend the product? Yes | | Rating: 8 

      Positive aspects of the product (pros): water park in the heat
      Cons: inappropriate bathing suits, confusing set up

      We like to use our premium annual passes for a quick two hour visit but, Blizzard Beaches set up is confusing to me.
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      Registered: November 2014
      Posts: 8
      Review Date: Mon December 1, 2014 Would you recommend the product? Yes | | Rating: 9 

      Positive aspects of the product (pros): Great Theme, Wave Pool, Teamboat Springs
      Cons: Bar Slow, Chair Lift Slippery, lots of stairs, Icy water drips in creek, Expensive Drinking Water

      My husband and I were staying at the Polynesian over Thanksgiving for our honeymoon. Because of the hotel's renovations, we were offered free passes to Blizzard Beach, which we gladly accepted. Boy are we happy we did! I found a new favorite place at Disney. The theming of this water park is terrific, every little detail makes it look like an Alpine ski resort. We absolutely loved Runoff Rapids (which had a double-tube for us to ride together) and Teamboat Springs ( a loooong group raft ride). I also loved the wave pool, which churns out some nice big waves to bob around in. We left our items on our chairs, and no one ever disturbed them. Loved walking around looking at all the little details (dripping socks hanging over the creek, little skis on the back of the chair lift). So fun! The only drawbacks were that we waited about 20 minutes on line at the bar for a drink because only one gentleman was working. They should definitely have at least 2 people there. I also did not like the chair lift. The chair was slippery and so is your wet bathing suit and it was VERY high up! They should make the chair bottoms textured like sandpaper to grip you better. I would definitely close my eyes next time until I got to the top! There are also Tons of stairs to get up to the slides. We are in pretty good shape and in our 30's, but we had to stop to catch our breath a few times. We also bought a normal-size bottle of water at the entrance to the park which costs…get ready…$4! Bring your own water/beverage and towel and water shoes (I bought ours at a dollar store for $5) and go have a wonderful day at Blizzard Beach! We will go back!
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      Registered: May 2009
      Location: Bellingham, WA
      Posts: 283
      Review Date: Sat August 23, 2014 Would you recommend the product? Yes | | Rating: 8 

      Positive aspects of the product (pros): Limited crowds in early evening
      Cons: Line at DDD, bruises from Summit Plummet, broken chair lift

      I visited Blizzard Beach on the evening of 8/15, arriving around 5pm. The park closed at 8 that evening and I stayed until the very end. My first slide was Runoff Rapids and the wait was just walking up the 127 steps! That was followed by a brief wait, maybe 10 minutes, for Snow Stormers. I floated partway around Cross Country Creek before boarding the chair lift-using the singles line I did this 3 times and never waited more than 5 minutes.

      The first run up the mountain our chair stopped about five feet from the drop point-apparently one of the other chairs had a malfunction and we didn't move for nearly 10 minutes. There was no wait for Teamboat Springs and a lovely British family adopted me for the raft trip down. I love this ride!

      Back up the lift twice more for Summit Plummet and Slush Gusher. SG had about a 25 minute wait but it passed quickly while talking to others in line. I forgot about the "air time" on that slide! Summit Plummet had no more than a 10 minute wait. I now know why I hadn't done it in four years: the water was like knives and I swear my hips were actually bruised from the force of the water! Unfortunately, there was no Photopass person to capture the trip due to the late time.

      Downhill Double Dipper had been closed from the time I got to the park until around 6:30. It had the longest line of all, at about half an hour. I don't understand why this is such a slow loader. Finished off the day with a bit of floating in the near empty wave pool.

      I really enjoyed my evening at BB, and definitely recommend going in the last few hours before closing, particularly when the park is open later.
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      Registered: July 2014
      Posts: 18
      Review Date: Mon July 21, 2014 Would you recommend the product? Yes | | Rating: 8 

      Positive aspects of the product (pros): great job at cooling pavement
      Cons: inaccurate wait times, small lockers

      We went for an afternoon. The man at the gift shop looked at our bags and told us we could fit them all into a large locker. If they tell you that, don't believe them. A large locker ended up holding only a regular sized backpack. We had to go wait in line again to rent another locker. The lines were fairly short while we were there except at the Downhill Double Dipper. It said 30 minutes, so we got in line. I didn't have a watch on, but the wait had to be at least an hour. There was no apparent reason for this except maybe people taking too long to get ready at the top of the ride. Anyway, the ride was not worth it being so short. Teamboat Springs was awesome! We also enjoyed the lazy river. Beware that the water falling on you is ice cold. Even in the summer heat, this did NOT feel refreshing!
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      Registered: September 2010
      Posts: 12
      Review Date: Mon March 24, 2014 Would you recommend the product? Yes | | Rating: 10 

      Positive aspects of the product (pros): wasnt crowded
      Cons: needs to be open longer hours

      The highlight of my 10 year old son was Blizzard Beach. He wanted to get there at 10 when they opened and we were there until 5 when they closed. He absolutely loves the "zip line" in the ski camp area. We went on March 21 and the temp that day was about 80. THe park was not crowded at all and there weren't any waits for the water slides. One of the lifeguards said that the water parks usually aren't crowded on days with highs below 80 or cool in the morning which worked out great for us. The water is heated to a comfortable temperature so the cool morning didn't bother us.
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      Registered: October 2008
      Location: Pennsylvania
      Posts: 39
      Review Date: Mon November 11, 2013 Would you recommend the product? Yes | | Rating: 9 

      Positive aspects of the product (pros): low crowds, fun slides for adventurous kids
      Cons: none

      We had not been to BB in about 16 years but with our PAP we wanted to go and TL was closed for rehab. Our 7 year old daughter loved it! She went on slides and rides all day. Great place, OK food choices. My parents came and mother is unable to walk much and was on a scooter. TL GAVE us a "patio" that normally rents for $250 a day so that she didn't have to take her scooter on the sand! WOW! Nothing is ever FREE in WDW but we made out at TL! Will return!
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      Registered: January 2011
      Location: Boston, MA
      Posts: 54
      Review Date: Thu August 29, 2013 Would you recommend the product? Yes | | Rating: 7 

      Positive aspects of the product (pros): Slides
      Cons: Lounge chairs

      The wave pool is nice and so is the lazy river. Plenty of slides. And Ski Patrol Training Camp is a lot of fun for pre-teens. Lounge chairs can be harder to find if you aren't there first thing in the morning.
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      Registered: January 2009
      Location: Delaware
      Posts: 15
      Review Date: Fri August 16, 2013 Would you recommend the product? Yes | | Rating: 10 

      Positive aspects of the product (pros): So much to do, the layout the snow, fun fun fun
      Cons: nothing

      First time ever here and I loved it. I saw that on our next visit we get to rent out space to have a better chance of shade. It was nice to see that there is a actual area where you sit and watch the daring climb up to Summit Plummit and come down screaming...:D good times!!!!!
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      Registered: October 2006
      Posts: 127
      Review Date: Sun June 23, 2013 Would you recommend the product? Yes | | Rating: 7 

      Positive aspects of the product (pros):

      We had our very first waterpark adventure in May. I added the Water Parks & more option to our tickets so we could have some new experiences. We arrived at the Park before it opened. We grabbed a great set of chairs near the zip line thingy. Then we were off...
      The good ~ We had a blast on many of the rides/slides. My kids had a laugh and a half at my expense when they told me Slush Gusher was the water rollercoaster. (WRONG ride and WRONG Park!) - Imagine my surprise when they sent me flying down a ginourmous slide - which, by the way, looks much more innocent when you are standing at the top of the hill in shock that your are not on the ride you thought you were on. The Teamboat Springs was a blast! - We did a few other and had fun.
      The bad ~ GOOD LORD you do some serious stair climbing! One particular ride had 3 different slides..which required us to climb 18 flights of stairs each time...in the heat..while carrying our tubes! I swear I am not in that bad of shape and I honestly didn't think I was going to make it all the way up!
      Cross Country Creek was far from relaxing...It was a sea of people...and I had strangers feet in my face while I got sprayed by ice cold water on more than one occasion. :/
      We had an average lunch, then called it a day. We were exhausted and by that time it was just wall to wall people.
      We are glad we experienced BB - but we were so done in by it, we couldn't even muster the strength to try Typhoon Lagoon later in the week. Not sure if that would have been a better fit for us?
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      Registered: December 2006
      Location: Spartanburg, SC
      Posts: 30
      Review Date: Sat June 8, 2013 Would you recommend the product? Yes | | Rating: 9 

      Positive aspects of the product (pros): Water slides
      Cons: Small wave pool

      I took my boys ages 11 and 14 to the water park to try something different then the big four parks on property. We opened the park at 9am and closed with it at 6pm that evening. The boys loved the amount of water slides to go on and went over and over again. We had a rainstorm that nearly cleared the park so we didn't have lines later in the day. Small children would like Typhoon Lagoon better but for tweens and teenagers who like adventure this is your park. If you like water slides I would recommend being in good shape as you will climb a lot of stairs. The lazy river is relaxing and the beach is very nice at the wave pool. The wave pool is not as big as it needed to be and can get very crowded. A fun day overall with great themes.
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      Registered: April 2007
      Location: Calhoun, GA
      Posts: 26
      Review Date: Mon June 3, 2013 Would you recommend the product? Yes | | Rating: 4 

      Positive aspects of the product (pros): Frozen Coffees
      Cons: Wave Pool & Lazy River

      Only been here twice and couldn't really remember much but didn't take long to figure out why I love Typhoon Lagoon much more. It had stormed on 05/29/13 and there was so much trash (leaves, sticks and other tree stuff) in the lazy river it wasn't even refreshing. Wave pool was so crowded you couldn't enjoy it it needs to be bigger to accomodate the crowds.
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      Registered: February 2012
      Location: Zanesville, OH
      Posts: 5
      Review Date: Sun March 10, 2013 Would you recommend the product? Yes | | Rating: 10 

      Positive aspects of the product (pros): Best Water Slides and Lazy River

      We visited in early November with 80 degree weather. The water was plenty warm. We arrived at opening, and were able to ride every slide with zero wait. The Pina Coladas are excellent. We spent an hour just enjoying the looong lazy river.
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      Registered: January 2013
      Posts: 16
      Review Date: Wed January 16, 2013 Would you recommend the product? No | | Rating: 3 

      Positive aspects of the product (pros): teamboat springs, donuts
      Cons: crowded, long lines, rough surfaces, lots of stair climbing

      Thankfully we got here early and got to ride the more popular rides before the crowds poured in. Teamboat Springs is a really fun family ride. The chair lift line got so long that we opted to climb the stairs. I know I'm not in the best shape, but I thought I was going to have a heart attack...so many stairs! The lines for most rides were nearly an hour. The Creek was packed! It was wall-to-wall inner tubes (if you could even get a tube). Many people were just walking along the creek. Also, it was hard to find chairs, although they were mostly empty. As is often the case, people "reserve" chairs with a towel and never use them. My biggest complaint is about the rough/dangerous surfaces on the bottom of the pools. My husband flipped off his raft at the bottom of a slide and had about 15 inches of cuts and scrapes along his back. We had to go to first aid for numerous large bandages. Later in the day my daughter was knocked down by the waves in wave pool and cut her knee. Back to first aid again. I was sorry for my daughter and husband, but also felt disgusted to think this happens to others and how much blood gets in the water. After 20+ trips I can finally say I went to Blizzard Beach, but I'm not rushing to get back. The best thing would be to get there early, rides the big rides, eat some donuts (yum!) and leave, but given the price of tickets that's an expensive few hours. Wear water shoes...surfaces are rough and hot.
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