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Summit Plummet at Blizzard Beach

If you’re always seeking out the tallest, steepest and fastest ride when you visit Orlando theme parks then you’ll love plunging down Summit Plummet at Disney’s Blizzard Beach water park. Towering 120 feet above the park, Summit Plummet is the tallest, fastest free-fall speed slide in the world, making it the perfect ride for thrill seekers and an absolute must-try on your next Walt Disney World ® visit.

In alignment with Blizzard Beach’s frosty ski resort theme, Summit Plummet resembles a steep snow-covered mountain complete with ski lifts and even a ski lodge propped atop the snowy mountain. Even from the bottom, Summit Plummet looks intimidating. And when you hear the screams of riders plunging to the bottom as they slide down the icy waters of Mt. Gushmore, you might just get a little chill yourself thinking about their speedy ski trip.

Your plunge down Mt. Gushmore begins with a ride on the chairlift, which just so happen to look like ski lifts to give you the full skiing effect. The chairlift will take you to the top of Mt. Gushmore where you’ll follow the signs to the attractions at the Green Slope area of the mountain. And when you’re ready (you might need to take a deep breath once you get to the top of the slide and see how steep it really is) you’ll plunge down the 360-foot-long flume and through a darkened tunnel for a white-knuckle ride that’ll have you slipping, sliding and screaming all the way down. And while Summit Plummet may be the tallest free-fall slide in the world, it won’t feel like it as you reach speeds of up to 60 miles per hour before splashing into the landing at the base of the mountain! For those who want to know just how fast they were going you’ll be able to see your speed on a digital readout at the bottom of the ride.

A little tip - make Summit Plummet one of your first stops in the water park. Being one of the most popular rides in all of Walt Disney World ® the line to this thrill ride is typically a long one and only gets longer as the day goes on, especially in the hot summer months.

To take the plunge on Summit Plummet this summer, look for discounted Blizzard Beach tickets right here on Orlando Fun Tickets. And if you want to take the plunge AND enjoy the rest of Walt Disney World’s ® magic make sure you check out the Magic Your Way Water Park Fun and More Tickets or Park Hopper with Water Park Fun and More Tickets right here on Orlando Fun Tickets.