Florida’s first snow park still on track to open in 2020 despite pandemic

While the coronavirus outbreak has forced theme parks like Disney World and Universal Orlando to delay some construction projects, there is still something to look forward to: Florida’s only snow park still has plans to open in November 2020.

Winston McDaniel, Marketing Manager for Snowcat Ridge Snow Park, told FOX 35 News that the park is coming to Dade City before Christmas.

“At this time, construction is underway and we are still on track for a November 2020 opening,” he wrote in an email. “As we get closer to Fall we will have more updates to release.”

The alpine snow park, which will be called Snowcat Ridge, is set to open next to TreeHoppers.

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The park will feature a large snow tubing hill, which will be 60 feet tall and 400 feet long. It will have a "magic carpet that will whisk riders and their snow tubes to the top of the hill."

Guests will be able to ride in a single, tandem or 6-person family tube down the snow-covered slope.

Snowcat Ridge will also have an Alpine Village and 10,000-square-foot snow play dome, where visitors will be able to build snowmen out of real snow.

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"Some folks think it’s impossible to experience snow tubing and the joy of snow in Florida, but our team is all about making the impossible, possible,” said Snowcat Ridge's creative director, Mark Bremer.

Guests will have the chance to sip on hot cocoa and relax by a bonfire in the Alpine Village. The park will also feature a light show on the snow hill and inside the dome during the evenings, developers said.