Freezing Temperatures will Close Disney World Park

Blizzard Beach Closing

As uncommonly cold temperatures descend upon The Walt Disney World Resort for the Christmas weekend, we have confirmation that at least one Park will be closed for the next few days.

Disney’s Blizzard Beach Water Park is confirmed to be closed starting on Friday, December 23, and will reopen on Monday, December 26. (Although Boxing Day temperatures are still expected to be cold by Floridian standards).

Blizzard Beach, Walt Disney World Resort

Disney Fanatic has already reported on the impending winter storm that will bring freezing temperatures to Central Florida, sparking travel advisories from major airlines and weather advisories from the National Weather Service. Still, it was not known if Disney World’s open water Park would indeed close until today. It is perfectly normal this time of year to see Florida’s water Parks closing due to cold weather.

Disney World Guests that were looking to experience Blizzard Beach and its new Frozen rethemes should take this into account and reach out to either the Walt Disney Travel Company or your Authorized Disney Vacation Planner for your options concerning purchased Water Park tickets. Disney World’s other water Park, Typhoon Lagoon, has already closed indefinitely for extended refurbishments.

Meanwhile, Magic Kingdom, EPCOT, Disney’s Hollywood Studios, Disney’s Animal Kingdom, and Disney Springs are all still expected to run normal operations during this cold spell.

Olaf, Blizzard Beach

Credit: Disney

Disney World describes Blizzard Beach on its website as the following:

Chill out at this 66-acre water park, built around the mythical tale of a one-time ski resort that melted into soothing, warm water.

Zip down the slushy slopes of Mount Gushmore on one of the world’s tallest and fastest free fall waterslides. Float down a tranquil river and sunbathe on a white-sand beach. Children under 48 inches tall can splash around in their own water play area with a snow-castle fountain and kid-sized waterslides.

Other favorite experiences include:

Disney's Blizzard Beach

Credit: Disney

We at Disney Fanatic will continue to update our readers on Disney Parks news and stories as more developments come to light.

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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