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Disney World Announces Major Closure on March 19

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On Thursday, the Walt Disney World Resort in Florida announced the closure of one of its theme parks, effective in mid-March.

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In an announcement from Disney Parks, as reported by Nexstar Media’s Scott Gustin via Twitter, fans learned about the Resort’s plans to close one of the Central Florida theme parks beginning on March 18. Skipping over the first part of the tweet about the yummy Hei Hei Cone Dole Whip (um, yes, please!), Gustin’s tweet about the upcoming closure of Disney World’s Blizzard Beach reads as follows:

“Update: Disney confirms Blizzard Beach water park is open through March 19 and will close for refurbishment beginning March 19.”

Gustin included a screenshot of the announcement from the official Walt Disney World website, which reads, “Disney’s Blizzard Beach water park is open through March 18, 2023, and will be closed for refurbishment beginning March 19, 2023. Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon water park is currently closed and will reopen on March 19, 2023. At this time, a park reservation is not required to visit a water park; however, reservation requirements are subject to change. Learn more about daily water park operating hours.”

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The extended closure affects one of the Resort’s two themed water parks and will allow for the park to be refurbished. The closure will also allow for maintenance to be performed by Cast Members.

Blizzard Beach is known for its exciting attractions, such as Summit Plummet, the Downhill Double Dipper, Ski Patrol Training Camp, Teamboat Springs, Toboggan Racers, and more. The water park is an exciting adventure into a world in which Disney imagines a ski resort that has suddenly melted and popped out from underneath the snow.

For more information about Disney World’s two themed water parks–Typhoon Lagoon and Blizzard Beach–including operating hours, food and drink offerings, rides, and attractions, visit the Disney World website.

About Becky Burkett

Becky's from the Lone Star State and has been writing since she was 10 and encountered her first Disney Park when she was 11. It was love at first Main Street Electrical Parade. Joy is blank lined journals, 0.7 mm pens, and all things Walt, Woody and Buzz, PIXAR, Imagineering, Sleeping Beauty (make it blue!), Disney Parks history and EPCOT. At Disney World, you'll find her croonin' with the birdies at the Enchanted Tiki Room or hangin' with Woody and the gang at Toy Story Land. If you can dream, you really can do it!