It’s officially the start of spring! And while the season brings in gorgeous blooming flowers, the start of water park fun and spring break it also means hotter temps in Orlando. If you prefer the perks of winter, including the cooler weather, here are a few of Walt Disney World’s ® top places to enjoy winter in spring:
Blizzard Beach – Nothing says winter like a blizzard and at Disney’s ® Blizzard Beach you’ll experience the frosty fun of a one-time ski resort that has melted away into a thrilling water park. Some of the winter still remains at this icy park and can be experienced on several rides including the slushy slopes on Mount Gushmore, the tallest peak at Blizzard Beach; guests can tube down waterslides propelled by the runoff of Mount Gushmore on Runoff Rapids; you can even climb to the top of Mount Gushmore and then plunge 12 stories back down the icy mountain on Summit Plummet; the melting slush from Mount Gushmore also offers a 90-foot-long thrill on Slush Gusher; you can even enjoy a Toboggan Race as you race down an 8-lane frozen mountain. Offering the best of both winter and spring, Blizzard Beach is the perfect spot to satisfy everybody in the family!
Expedition Everest – This thrilling Animal Kingdom ® ride will chill you to the bone even on the hottest of Florida days! That’s because Expedition Everest will take guests on a thrilling adventure through the snowcapped peaks of the Himalayas to the top where you’ll speed through a darkened mountain and right into the snow monster that inhabits the mountain, the Abominable Snowman, otherwise known as the Yeti! The ride will pick up speed and do it’s best to get you safely back to the bottom of the mountain but not before you feel the chill of this monster’s wrath!
Winter Summerland Miniature Golf – Putt your way to the North on the Winter Summerland Miniature Golf Course! Founded by Santa Clause one Christmas Eve, this winter course is where his off-duty elves come to relax and stay cool! The course offers merry obstacles like giant peppermints, hockey sticks and a drawbridge of a melting castle. There is also a wily snowman called Squirty the Snowman who squirts water at golfers who pass balls beneath him. If you’re not into winter in spring there is also a Summer Course filled with surfboards, sandcastles and ornaments hanging from palm trees. Get a Disney Magic Your Way ® Ticket with Water Park Fun and More Option to use a Fun Visit to the Winter Summerland Miniature Golf Course.
Maelstrom – Head over to Epcot ® where you can hitch a ride on a Norwegian boat ride in the Norway World Showcase. The temperature cools down a bit in the boat ride, which travels through the history of Norway. With animatronics Polar bears and snow-capped mountains the wintery landscape of Norway, the ride makes it easier to believe you’re not in sunny Central Florida for just a minute or two.
To enjoy all of the above-mentioned winter in spring fun, and the rest of Walt Disney World’s ® magic look for discounted tickets right here on Orlando Fun Tickets.