Cross Country Creek
The lazy river, Cross Country Creek, at Blizzard Beach is my favorite thing to do at the water park. Parents and kids can enjoy this 3,000-foot-long flowing river that covers the entire park.
There are 7 entrances to the creek spread out across the park. This means you can make a quick exit if anyone gets scared or is in need of a restroom. (there is one directly opposite one of the Tyke’s Peak exits)
Blizzard Beach offers three types of inner tubes to get you around the. The single rider, double rider and the kids tube that has no hole. This last inner tube is perfect for the little ones because there is no risk of them slipping through the center.
But even if they do head into the water. The water is only 2.5 feet deep and there is a lifeguard always visible to assist if needed. The current and depth are also perfect to swim/wade alongside the inner tube (just in case you need to hang onto someone).
Don’t think this is just your average lazy river, Disney has added some wonderful touches to keep your attention and make children squeal with delight.
You will pass through a polar cave that sprinkles cold (VERY COLD) water down upon you.
The cold water may be great on hot days but on cooler days try to steer you tube between the waterfalls. This is where walking alongside your child is a benefit because you can easily maneuver the tube.
Other elements (that all shoot water) include a snow machine with leaking pipes and the house of the Blizzard Beach mascot, Ice Gator. Just so you know, Ice Gator is not feeling well so watch out.