Posted in Florida 2016

27th December (Day 10)-Blizzard Beach

Rosemary’s favourite thing today, a visit to a waterpark!

Seems strange to be going to an outdoor water park just a couple of days after Christmas! But it was a beautiful day with bright blue skies, so it seemed like a really good idea and out first water park of our trip.

Blizzard Beach
Blizzard Beach

We whizzed into the park really quick with our Magicbands.

Blizzard Beach
Blizzard Beach

We got changed and went to find a locker for our stuff.  The system for lockers had changed since our last visit and it is now done on a touchscreen.  Bit confusing and took us a couple of goes to get it right but got sorted in the end.  So grabbed the GoPro and we headed for to the beach area.  Blizzard Beach allows inflatable rings into the main beach, Melt Away Bay, and there is a wave machine running quite a bit of the time.

Melt Away Bay
Melt Away Bay
Melt Away Bay
Melt Away Bay

After bobbing around for a bit on the rafts Rosemary decided to grab a life jacket and do some swimming about.  We headed into the deeper area closer to the cliffs so we could really get hit by the wave machine.

Melt Away Bay
Melt Away Bay

After a good while swimming about we went exploring around the park and spent a little time in Tikes Peak, where there are some kid friendly stuff and Rosemary tested out some of the rides.

Tikes Peak
Tikes Peak

The ring ride was quite popular with her and she had a good few goes on that, but the waterslide was a complete failure and apparently the slowest, most boring slide she’d ever been on.  She had to shuffle off the end of it just to make it all the way down….

Tikes Peak
Tikes Peak

There was also some cargo nets which you use to cross over some “ice bergs” which was quite challenging.

Tikes Peak
Tikes Peak

The lazy river at Blizzard Beach is called the Cross Country Creek and we spent some time in that as well.  As the theme of the park is that it snowed in Florida and melted quickly there are water falls round the river, which are really cold.  Rosemary did find a way of avoiding them though.

Cross Country Creek
Cross Country Creek

We had a very chilled (no pun intended) day although unfortunately towards the end of the day we had got changed and were just getting some drinks and doughnuts when I checked my phone only to see that Carrie Fisher had died.  Rosemary was very upset by this as she had dressed as Princess Leia at a recent Star Wars show.  Took the shine off our day a bit.

Princess Leia
Princess Leia

We had dinner at Perkin’s Diner that night and treated ourselves to deserts.

Dinner
Dinner

 

 

 

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