We have learned of various closures planned at Walt Disney World due to colder weather rolling through. According to their website, Walt Disney World is expecting to close Blizzard Beach Water Park on Thursday, January 24th through Saturday, January 26th due to the cooler temps. At the time of this post, the water park is currently scheduled to reopen to guests on Sunday, January 27th, 2019. The temperatures have been forecast to be too cold to expect a large turnout for the water park attractions. Typhoon Lagoon is already closed due to annual maintenance and refurbishment, so it is not impacted by this closure. Currently, the Spirit of Aloha show at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort is scheduled to cancel the 8:15 PM show on Thursday, January 24th and Friday, January 25th.
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 that may impact your stay at Walt Disney World.
Who out there usually visits one of the water parks during your Walt Disney World vacation?