Disney World Guests: Get Ready for a (Literally) Freezing Weekend!

Disney World Weather

We don’t know who made Elsa mad, but some of the coldest weather reportedly in years is making its way into the Sunshine State this weekend, bringing freezing–yes, freezing–temperatures to the Walt Disney World Resort Theme Parks.

Elsa, Frozen 2

Credit: Disney

According to the Orlando Area NBC affiliate station WESH 2, this weekend–especially Sunday, January 30–is going to be a “First Warning Weather day,” meaning that the cold blast will very likely affect your family as well as animals and plant life.

Due to factors like wind chill and humidity, it is also expected to feel A LOT colder than it actually is! While temperatures are looking to stay, in reality, above 30 degrees, Sunday morning will feel much colder. 24 degrees in Orlando and 25 in Kissimmee (Fahrenheit).

But Saturday, January 29, is also expected to be the coldest day yet of the week, with wind chill dropping temperatures from the 40s and 50s down to the 20s and 30s. The worst of it is expected to his overnight on Saturday. So, wherever you and your party are staying–whether it’s on-property at the Grand Floridian Resort and Spa or an AirBnB off-property–please be ready to keep warm.

And by freeze, they mean literal freeze. WESH’s Eric Burris tweeted the following Wednesday night:

“Big big impact weather moving our way this weekend. By Sunday morning it looks like we’re tracking a hard freeze NW of town and a freeze across most of the rest of town.” 

Disney World property is located in the freeze area.

We at Disney Fanatic advise that adventures in Magic Kingdom Park, EPCOT, Disney’s Hollywood Studios, Disney’s Animal Kingdom, and Disney Springs be undertaken with the warmest clothes you have. Seriously. We’re talking sweaters, gloves, and hats.

Donald Duck

Credit: Disney

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We also recommend that you take shelter as often as you can, whether that is in the Darling House in Peter Pan’s Flight Queue and the halls of the Chinese Theater for Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway or La Cava del Tequila and Trader Sam’s Grog Grotto.

Trader Sams

Photo Credit: Disney (Trader Sam’s)

As we shared in a previous article this week, showers are still expected on Friday as well with cloud cover expected as well. Unfortunately, while it will be cold enough, it does not look like it will snow at Walt Disney World this weekend. It still has yet to snow at Disney World.

But even though it will be cold, Disney Magic will find a way to keep you warm, and Florida will always be fighting to get the temperatures back up.

Please stay warm and be sure to keep up with local news stations for all of the most up-to-date weather information.

About T.K. Bosacki

Born and raised in Tampa, Florida, TK Bosacki is a professional writer, amateur adventurer, and lifelong Disney Fanatic. His Disney Park days include Space Mountain, Tower of Terror, Kilimanjaro Safaris, and Nomad Lounge. He believes in starting at the Canada pavilion (IYKYK), and the Monorail is superior to all Ferry Boats.

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