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Blizzard Beach Reopening 11-6-2023 and New Water Park Seasonal Pass

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Just in time for you to visit Santa, Disney’s Blizzard Beach water park will be reopening on November 6, 2023. And if you’d like some unlimited visits with that, there’s a new Water Park Seasonal Pass!

New Blizzard Beach Menu Items

When Blizzard Beach reopens you can expect to see all your old favorite waterslides and attractions. But who are we kidding? Everyone goes to water parks to eat, right? Even if you’re not supposed to go swimming for an hour afterwards.

The menus will have gotten a little refresh, including the S’mores Churros – Churro bites topped with graham cracker crumbs, marshmallow whipped cream, chocolate sauce and toasted mini marshmallows – pictured below. If s’mores are not your thing, they’ll be joined by a Banana Split Churro offering, which is Churro bites topped with banana slices, sliced strawberries, pineapple chunks, cookie and brownie pieces, chocolate and caramel sauce, whipped cream and a cherry. And over at the Warming Hut, there will be two new wing flavors: Honey Sriracha and Garlic Parmesan.

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Seasonal Offerings at Blizzard Beach

Those churros are here to stay (at least until the next menu makeover), but just for the holiday season you’ll be able to meet Tropical Santa. And what seasonal offering would be complete without limited-time menu items? The details on those are skimpy, but did include mention of Peppermint Shakes and Cookie Decorating.

Water Park Seasonal Pass Details

On sale now, the Disney Water Park Seasonal Pass costs $79 plus tax, and is valid for admission through May 24, 2024 to Disney’s Blizzard Beach water park or Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon water park, when they are open. Disney has announced on Typhoon Lagoon’s webpage that the park’s last day of operation for a while will be November 5, 2023. This alternating schedule for the two parks has been typical since the pandemic closure, and last year Typhoon Lagoon reopened in March.

Are you excited by the return of Blizzard Beach? Do you think it should be called the Water Park Off-Seasonal Pass? Let us know in the comments!

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Jennifer Heymont

Jennifer has a background in math and biology, so she ended up in Data Science where she gets to do both. She lives just north of Boston with her husband, kids, and assorted animal members of the family. Although it took three visits for the Disney bug to "take", she now really wishes she lived a lot closer to the Parks.

5 thoughts on “Blizzard Beach Reopening 11-6-2023 and New Water Park Seasonal Pass

  • I wonder when they will sell annual passes for the waterparks that cover summer 2024. I’m not sure if I should buy a one day ticket to visit one of the waterparks for a day in July 2024 or wait and see how much more the annual pass would be. I “chatted” online with Disney to ask when they will sell annual passes for summer 2024 and they said they didn’t know.

    • Hi Misty, no one can make a decision for you, but Disney does not always sell annual passes or unlimited passes that cover the summer. The cost of a 1-day ticket already went up earlier this month, so unless they raise the price again (these usually only go up once a year, but you never know), it hurts nothing to wait.

      • Thank you, that is good to know that they usually don’t sell summer annual passes and that the price probably won’t go up if we wait to buy a one day ticket to make sure there isn’t a summer annual pass option. We are staying at the Disney campground for 7 nights in summer and plan to spend one day at animal kingdom and one (or more if we have the annual pass) day at a Disney waterpark. Perhaps with the summer heat we’ll be happy to just relax at the campground and hopefully enjoy the pool–I read that the campground pool doesn’t get the best ratings but perhaps that’s just in comparison to the fancier resort pools.

  • I really hope that both water parks will be open at the same time at some point in the future. Eliminating the alternating schedule would be the last thing to returning to the pre-pandemic normalcy we all miss.

    • I definitely agree. It will be interesting to see what happens next summer; it used to be that both parks would close (alternating) in the winter and during the summer high season they would both be open. And there was a water park annual pass (which I think may have been locals only, but not 100% sure on that).

      I have a friend who is a lifeguard here in the Northeast and she said that a lot of places had difficulty finding lifeguards for the summer season this year and previous, since the pandemic. So I wonder if this is a bit like Mousekeeping and culinary, where it’s specialized staffing issues that are dictating how much capacity is available.


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