We have learned of various closures planned at Walt Disney World due to colder weather in the area. According to their website, Walt Disney World closed Blizzard Beach Water Park today, Wednesday, January 30th, The water park is also currently scheduled to be closed on Thursday, January 31st. At the time of this post, the water park is currently scheduled to reopen to guests on Friday, February 1st, 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 remain open for the Thursday, January 31st shows.
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 actually likes the cooler temps when at Walt Disney World?