On this day in 2003, Disney's Blizzard Beach opened for the season. A 66-acre water park located in Disney World, Blizzard Beach originally debuted April 1 , 1995.
The "melted ski" resort features an artificial hill called Mount Gushmore where most of the attractions are located. All water areas are heated to about 80 degrees Fahrenheit (with the exception of the melting snow in the ice cave of Cross Country Creek).
The park's attractions are located in areas called Green Slope, Purple Slope, Red Slope, and the ground level area.
The Green Slope attractions (all single track water slides and located at the uppermost point of Mount Gushmore) include Summit Plummet, Teamboat Springs, and Slush Gusher.
The Purple Slope attractions (all of which have at least two nearly identical tracks) features Downhill Double Dipper, Snow Stormers, and Toboggan Racers.
The Red Slope (located at the very rear of the park) features a 600-foot inner tube run called Runoff Rapids.
The ground level area hosts Meltaway Bay, the Cross Country Creek, Ski Patrol, Tike's Peak, The Chairlift, and food/beverage & merchandise.
Blizzard Beach's park hours and schedule varies depending on the time of the year (and closes for maintenance during the winter).
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