This summer is about to get even cooler, as the Frozen Summer Games are set to return to Disney’s Blizzard Beach water park on May 26, with even more frozen fun to offer guests. [Read more…]
Universal Orlando’s Volcano Bay won’t be Florida’s first themed water park to offer an alternative to standby lines, because Walt Disney World’s Typhoon Lagoon and Blizzard Beach water parks are currently testing a virtual queue system through April 7. [Read more…]
Summertime at a water park might not be the safest spot for a snowman, but that isn’t stopping Olaf from teaming up with Kristoff to host the inaugural Frozen Games at Disney’s Blizzard Beach, running from May 27 through August 21 at the Walt Disney World resort. [Read more…]
We’ve just told you all about the new nighttime entertainment coming to Disney’s Animal Kingdom this Memorial Day, but Walt Disney World guests will find new experiences debuting across all of the resort’s theme parks during this summer. [Read more…]
Characters from the new Disney movies “Zootopia” and “Finding Dory” will be coming to Disney parks later this year. Plus a couple of “Frozen” characters will play games with guests. [Read more…]
This week we take a break from the “what’s new” kind of details and instead focus on two water parks. We’ll do the usual “close inspection” of Photo Finds, but our topic this time will be established parks to compare them: Blizzard Beach (Disney) and Wet ‘n Wild (Universal). [Read more…]
Dive into the summer with fun for the whole family at Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon and Disney’s Blizzard Beach water parks. The water parks will feature new entertainment and dining options at Typhoon Lagoon and Extra Magic Hours at both parks. [Read more…]
In preparation for our Summer 2009 issue (available for pre-order now), we toured Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon and Blizzard Beach water parks and brought our cameras in order to take you along with us. Here are a couple of brief video tours of both parks:
- You can also download standard and high-definition versions of these videos in our Videos section.
If you want to know much more about both of these parks, pick up a copy of our Summer 2009 issue featuring an article entitled, “Slip Slide Away at Disney’s Water Parks,” filled with great information and photos.
The Summer 2009 issue of Orlando Attractions Magazine is now available for preview and pre-order.
It’s our first quarterly issue and the first of our new and improved editions featuring nearly 20% more pages, thicker paper, more high-quality photography, and more articles than ever before.
Feature articles in this issue include:
• COVER STORY: Hitch a Ride on a Giant Stingray
with SeaWorld’s Manta, Florida’s First Flying Roller Coaster.
• Slip Slide Away at Disney’s Water Parks
Typhoon Lagoon and Blizzard Beach offer cool retreats year-round.
• Skipper Ben’s Top 10 Ways to Beat the Heat
• Magical Memories
Contest winner looks back at his year as Disney’s Chief Magic Official.
• Africa, Animals and Art
Kidani Village expands upon the culture found at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge.
• Africa meets India at Sanaa
Disney’s newest restaurant dishes up African cuisine with Indian flavors.
• Stitch invades Tomorrowland in Stitch’s SuperSonic Celebration.
And if you subscribe now at our new low price of $19.99, you’ll be among the first to receive the new Summer 2009 issue when it begins to mail out next week. But hurry or you’ll miss it!
Again, you can preview and pre-order the Summer 2009 issue here.
Yesterday was the last open day for Blizzard Beach before its annual refurbishment. Typhoon Lagoon is back open today. Blizzard Beach opens again on March 9.
So my son and I went while we could. It was barely 70 degrees, so I just went to take pictures. My son braved the cold waters and had some fun in the wave pool. I was surprised how many (shivering) people were there.
The views from the top of Mt. Gushmore are spectacular. They are views not often seen online. I suppose it’s because not many people take their nice digital cameras to the water parks. From the front of the man-made mountain is the view you see above (Epcot and Hollywood Studios). From the back you can see a cool view of the back of Expedition Everest. You can also barely see Cinderella’s castle sticking up (even with a zoom lens.).
More pictures below.