Discussion in 'Water Parks, Resorts & More' started by rcoasterdude, Jun 24, 2017.
I don't think so. An expansion is long overdo for this park.
24 years is a ridiculous time for no 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)
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.
I know it's not an expansion but it's something:
ProSlide Currently Retrofitting Blizzard Beach Attraction for 2020 Season
Some VB funnels maybe?
PHOTOS: Water Slide Sections Spotted in the Parking Lot of Disney's Blizzard Beach - Orlando Theme Park News
It's a decent indication Blizzard not going anywhere for a couple years, which is my main concern lately. Honestly crowds rarely an issue, the park looks great for being a quarter century old -- no need to mess with it too much.
The park does look great and it's visually a timeless design but it's starting to feel dated.
Blizzard Beach, that means snow and ice, one Frozen makeover incoming !!!!! :P
They’ve already done that
Definitely looks like replacement parts for Summit Plummet.
Aerial Photos of Summit Plummet Slide Replacement During Annual Blizzard Beach Refurbishment
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.
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.
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