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Blizzard beach Closed

Why Does This Disney Park Keep Closing?!

Once again, a Walt Disney World Park is closing for multiple days at a time after only recently reopening from its year+-long refurbishment period. And we have to ask why?

Disney's Blizzard Beach

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Well, to be perfectly frank, it is too cold to operate. The Disney Park in question is Disney’s Blizzard Beach Water Park, and while it may not have permanent Frozen theming around its property, it is not meant for Guests to experience literally frozen–or just really cold–conditions.

This rule applies to all open-air Water Parks in the Orlando Metro Area, including Busch Gardens’ Islands of Adventure Park in Tampa, Florida. If temperatures get too cold, the Park will close so as to expose not only its determined Guests but also its staff–in Disney’s case, its Cast Members.

According to WESH2 meteorologist Eric Burris @EricBurrisWESH, temperatures in Central Florida are expected to drop in the low 40s on Friday, January 27, and temperatures are not expected to break 68 on that day and as well as Thursday, January 26.

And according to Walt Disney World’s website, Disney’s Blizzard Beach Water Park is expected to be closed tomorrow, January 26, and Friday, January 27. While temperatures are still expected to reach as low as 46 degrees on Saturday, January 28, Disney’s website shows its Water Park to be back up and running for the time being.

It should be noted that since this is just another weather closure, there is no reason to suspect there is something wrong with the Park or the slides, like the landmark attraction Summit Plummet. Warmer weather is expected to break through the Sunshine state rather quickly, so these are never extensive closures. But if you plan on visiting one of Disney World’s Water Parks during January and February–Florida’s coldest months of the year–we advise you to keep an eye on the weather and the Disney World website for the most up-to-date information regarding operations.

Blizzard Beach Closed

Credit: Disney

Disney’s Blizzard Beach’s sister Water Park, Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon Water Park, is still closed until further notice to undergo its own multi-month refurbishment process.

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

TK is a writer and editor based in Tampa, FL with a passion for all things Disney, and adventure.