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Blizzard Beach Expansion?

LintemuthStudios

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Nov 7, 2016
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Fantastic Worlds
24 years is a ridiculous time for an expansion.

For all the Disney v Universal chat, this just shows that competition is healthy and good for both sides.
Exactly. It doesn't make it any worse to see Aquatica managing to create some competition as well. Is it possible that we'll see three major water park expansions next year? (Blizzard Beach, Volcano Bay, and I believe a few months ago there was rumors of Aquatica adding a water coaster in 2020)
 
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Scott W.

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Feb 26, 2014
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Glasgow
Exactly. It doesn't make it any worse to see Aquatica managing to create some competition as well. Is it possible that we'll see three major water park expansions next year? (Blizzard Beach, Volcano Bay, and I believe a few months ago there was rumors of Aquatica adding a water coaster in 2020)
I think part of the problem that Disney have with BB is how well themed it is. They can't just add a slide or even a water coaster like they did at TL.

I hope that if they add an expansion, they really go for it with a whole new area with the same level of theming as the rest of the park.
 

Nick

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Sep 22, 2011
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Boo.

Two years straight of them messing with us with new slide pieces and Proslide mentioning doing projects for Blizzard...

And Blizzard Beach turns 25 soon...still no new rides. What a complete joke.
I think you answered your own question on why it’s been two straight years of replacements though. With the park being as old as it is, these slides are all reaching the end of their lifespans.

FWIW, there are proposals for expansion for this park and it almost happened this year, but it looks like replacing slides won out this year.
 
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Andysol

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Jun 21, 2016
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FWIW, there are proposals for expansion for this park and it almost happened this year, but it looks like replacing slides won out this year.
One has to think they’re keeping it in their back pocket for when VB announces an expansion to try to remind people “us too!”

I always liked BB. But slide replacements are necessary. At TL too. Doing VB and TL on back to back days this summer really showed just how rough and outdated TL’s body slides are. Most hurt. Not bad enough to not ride, but you feel it.