Blizzard Beach Sixty-six-acre water park at Walt Disney World. Opened on April 1, 1995. The park has the atmosphere and equipment of a major ski resort, but with the paradox of being in the midst of a tropical lagoon. Mt. Gushmore rises more than 120 feet high, and features a variety of water slides. There is Summit Plummet, Shush Gusher, Teamboat Springs, Toboggan Racer, Snow Stormers, Runoff Rapids, Tike’s Peak, Melt-Away Bay, and Cross Country Creek. Food is available at Lottawatta Lodge and souvenirs at Beach Haus.