Disney’s Blizzard Beach Runoff Rapids Review and Video

by All Things Mouse Staff on March 12, 2012
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Runoff Rapids of Disney’s Blizzard Beach water park in Walt Disney World offers three very different water slide opportunities for those looking for them. These three opportunities are in the form of three different slides each offering their own unique charm.

Runoff Rapids are inner tube water slides with the center tube offered for single riders only. The two outer slides accommodate two riders at a time using the two-seater inner tubes.

Disney describes the attraction with:

“Runoff Rapids at Disney’s Blizzard Beach Water Park sends big kids, teens and adults twisting down the banks of Mount Gushmore for a refreshing plunge at the bottom. There are 3 unique waterslides to choose from.”

To ride Runoff Rapids, grab a tube at the bottom and head up the special Red Slope stairs. These stairs are dedicated to Runoff Rapids which is the only ride accessible from this area.

Once at the top, choose your slide of choice. As previously stated, each is different. The center tube is enclosed and only allows one rider per tube. The two outer slides also careen down 600 feet in different layouts.

It should be noted that Runoff Rapids is not for racing owing to the unique layout of each slide. For the competitive person in you, consider Downhill Double Dipper and Snow Stormers on the Purple Slope of Mount Gushmore in Blizzard Beach.

Thanks to TheSanDaan who provided the YouTube video shown above!


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