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We are frequent visitors to Florida but this was our first visit in February and we were not sure what the weather would be like. The first two days there were very cold, but the temperatures soon picked up and we started to look forward to our planned trip to Blizzard Beach with our two boys.
We chose Sunday to visit, as the temperatures promised to stay in the mid-70’s with sunny skies and a warm breeze. We checked opening times on the PC and arrived just as the waterpark was opening for the day. Although there are places to eat at Blizzard Beach, you are also allowed to bring food and drink in with you, so long as they are not in glass containers, so we brought some snacks and sandwiches for the boys, as they like to eat little and often! We also found Blizzard Beach mugs in our villa, so took one along with us. On entry, we had the mug re-coded to use for free cold drinks throughout the day. To buy a new mug is $10 and to have it re-coded is just $6, so it was a bargain!
It was a lovely, warm day and for some reason, the place was not very busy – we found a sandy area with approximately 40 sunbeds and chairs, and we were the only people to use the area all day! Bliss! Our two boys took off to explore and we made ourselves comfortable on the sunbeds and soaked up the warm sunshine. Our boys came back after around 30 minutes, having surveyed the area and spent the next few minutes telling us with great excitement about all the waterslides they had discovered and in what order they were going to try them out. Stuart and I had our eye on the lazy river (this was the only thing that Stuart would go on, as the slides were a little too adventurous for him! )
The boys had a lot of fun trying out the various waterslides and decided that I would like them just as much as them, so came back to give me a guided tour of the best ones. My favourite was the Snow Stormers, where you can race each other lying on mats down a slalom-style course – great fun. We then went to take a ride on the wooden chairlift, which gently took us up to the top of Mount Gushmore, where we decided to try the family ride, Teamboat Springs (we decided we didn’t want to get a wedgie on Summit Plummit! ) this ride was great fun and we did build up speed going down the course. After trying out a few more slides, the boys decided to try a double ride and I thought it was a good time to relax back on our private beach! After drying off in the sun, Stuart and I thought a dip in the lazy river would be in order, so we took a leisurely bob around the lazy river on our tubes.
Blizzard beach is an ideal day out, with all four of us finding as much (or as little) to do to keep us entertained all day. The free drinks refills all day was an added bonus. There were little or no queues for the waterslides and the weather was warm and sunny, without the worry of overheating or sunburn. February is definitely a great time to visit the waterpark!
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