Disney’s world-famous Blizzard Beach pioneered the concept of a water theme park in 1995.
The Walt Disney Company created the original concept of a water theme park over 25 years ago when it opened Blizzard Beach in Orlando, Florida. The park’s theming revolves around the concept of a Florida ski resort that begins to melt into a water park. Thanks to industry leading theming and purposefully designed ProSlide water rides, Blizzard Beach is consistently ranked as one of the top parks in the world.
Given the success of the water rides by ProSlide at Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon in 1998, the two continued to collaborate on Disney’s next park, Blizzard Beach. ProSlide provided all 17 of the park’s water rides including Summit Plummet, and an outdoor ProSlide FreeFALL that is one of the world’s tallest and steepest speed slides at 120’ hight and nearly 90° drop.
Blizzard Beach’s ski resort theming allowed ProSlide to leverage the company’s roots in professional skiing and build rides that truly evoke the speed and thrills that accompany the sport. Rides like MAMMOTH, ProRACER, and TWISTER drew inspiration from ProSlide’s skiing legacy and were themed to match. While the assortment of KIDZ rides offered younger guests their own level of excitement. The detail in the thematic immersion is evident all around the park: tube slides evoke bobsled runs; mat racers become toboggan hills; and a melted glacier is now a wave pool.
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