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Walt Disney World’s Typhoon Lagoon Closed Until January 5th Due to Weather

It looks like Typhoon Lagoon is starting the new year by staying closed due to cooler weather and rain.  The water park didn’t open today, January 1st, 2018 and will remain closed on January 2nd through January 4th, 2018.  The water park is currently set to reopen to guests on January 5th, 2018, but it is possible the closure could be extended depending on the weather.  The temperatures are set to be in the low 50’s with the possibility of rain, which is too cold to enjoy the water park attractions.  Blizzard Beach is already closed due to annual maintenance and refurbishment, so it is not impacted by this closure.

The water parks typically close when the temperatures are expected to be too low to be comfortable.  Many of the pools and some attractions are heated, but moving from attraction to attraction could be quite chilly.  Disney keeps guest safety in mind as well as the operational costs.  The cold weather decreases the likelihood of very many guests attempting to come to the water park, making it a huge waste of operational resources to staff the park  for low attendance.

As always, we will keep you posted about any changes we learn with the operational schedule and the weather forecasts.

We hope some of you weren’t planning to enjoy the first day of 2018 at Typhoon Lagoon!

About Christy Caby

I am a long time Disney addict! This love began as a child and stayed with me in my teen years. I completed the Disney College Program, was engaged and honeymooned at Disney, visited WDW while pregnant with each of our two boys, and have brought our boys since they were babies (they are now 5 and 2).