Disney’s Blizzard Beach Water Park reopened on March 7, 2021. There’s one question that has been asked over and over again since the reopening was first announced. The question is “How will face masks work at Blizzard Beach?” Now that the water park is open once again, we have an answer and a better idea of what to expect.
Before I go any further, I want to state right now that anti-mask comments will not be allowed on Facebook or Instagram. Comments are turned off here as well. While Florida does not have a face covering mandate, both Orange and Osceola Counties do. You don’t have to like them, but you do have to wear them. It’s not only Disney’s rules, it’s the law.
Masks are required at Disney’s Blizzard Beach, just like the rest of Walt Disney World. Here, though, there are some exceptions. You need to wear one when you arrive and when you leave. If you are shopping you need to have one on. Also, when you order food you need to have it on until you are eating or drinking while stationary.
If you are in the water, you cannot wear a mask. They are also not allowed on the slides. The reason is simple, masks don’t work if they are wet. You will not protect yourself or others in a wet mask.
When you are walking between slides, masks are encouraged but not required. Many people on reopening day did choose to wear them while walking around. With or without a mask, remember to keep six feet away from those who aren’t in your party.
You might want to consider purchasing a waterproof container that you can wear to keep your mask dry. People use these for money, phones, and keys, there is no reason why you can’t use one for a mask as well. You might want to keep it in a plastic bag inside the container if you’re keeping other things dry inside it. That will keep your mask clean.
Here are a couple of other things to keep in mind when visiting Disney’s Blizzard Beach. The chairs, tables, and lounges have been measured and placed where Disney wants them. Do not move them. If you can’t find enough seats for your party, keep looking.
You might wonder how the floats are being kept clean. This is quite simple. When you grab a float, make sure that it’s upside down. The choline in the water will kill Coronavirus and any other germs. When you are done with a float, turn it upside down and leave it that way. The floats are not being cleaned between each person.
Capacity is limited, but reservations are not required or available for Disney’s Blizzard Beach Water Park. You might want to arrive early so that you won’t miss out.
There is still no word on when Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon Water Park will reopen. Still, one out of two is better than none. If you visit, please follow the rules and be respectful to the Cast Members. They are just doing their job. Remember to put your mask back on when you leave. And make sure that you have fun! There is something for everyone at Disney’s Blizzard Beach, there’s a reason why it’s one of the most popular water parks on the planet.