Closure Announced: Disney Theme Park to Shut Down

Typhoon Lagoon wave pool
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When planning a trip to a Disney Park, it is always important to double and even triple-check park hours and availability. Moving into next week, one Walt Disney World theme park will be closed to guests.

construction at epcot's journey of water attraction

Construction progress at EPCOT’s Journey of Water attraction (August 2023)/Credit: Becky Burkett


Disney is constantly renovating, refreshing, and reimagining the Disney parks and Disney resorts. As part of that process, we can see a lot of construction at the parks and resorts during our vacations.

Typically, Disney does a fantastic job of ensuring construction doesn’t impact the overall guest experience. Construction is limited to times when guests won’t be around.

Sometimes, this isn’t possible, and the overall guest experience is drastically impacted as Disney makes way for more magic.

We have seen this a lot in EPCOT over the last few years. As EPCOT transitioned from World Showcase and Future World to the new neighborhoods, major construction occurred.

Guests had to walk around large construction walls as new experiences such as Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind and Journey of Water: Inspired by Moana were brought to life.

Tiana's Bayou Adventure construction

Credit: Steven Wilk

Some construction is quick, whereas others, like the replacement of Splash Mountain, can shut down an area for months or even years as progress is made.

As we move into the winter months, one Disney park will shut down for an extended period.

typhoon lagoon water park sign walt disney hurricane Idalia world florida water park

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Disney Park to Close

With winter right around the corner and cooler temperatures heading towards Florida, Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon water park will be temporarily closed. After Sunday, November 5, 2023, this tropical oasis will be closed to Disney guests.

Know for the excellent Typhoon Lagoon Surf Pool, which is the largest wave pool in North America, Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon is a great addition to a Walt Disney World vacation.

After an extended closure, Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon opened again on March 19, 2023. Guests are thrilled to be back and experiencing the fun of the lazy river, wave pool, and slides throughout the park.

If the Disney water parks are a big part of your Walt Disney World vacation plans, don’t worry, as you will still have the opportunity to enjoy splashing around as 2023 wraps up.

Blizzard Beach

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Blizzard Beach Opens

As Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon closes, Disney’s Blizzard Beach will reopen. Guests will be able to take on Summit Plummet starting on Monday, November 6. This frozen wonderland is full of adventure for the whole family.

Not only can thrill seekers take on Summit Plummet, one of the tallest, fastest free-fall body slides, but little ones can enjoy a Frozen-themed splash area that is just for them.

Before the pandemic, the two Disney water parks would both be open to Walt Disney World guests throughout the summer months. This has not happened since Disney reopened the water parks following the pandemic.

We aren’t sure if these back and forth between the two water parks will continue moving forward, but we would love to see both of them opened at the same time once again.

Related: Which Disney Water Park Should You Visit?

About Jennifer Retzlaff

My name is Jennifer Retzlaff and I became a lifelong Disney fan during my first trip to Walt Disney World in 6th grade. From that moment, Disney became a big part of my life. I live in Iowa with my husband and two kids who are growing up too quickly for my liking. I started introducing my love for Disney early to my family with a Disney honeymoon and then trips when our youngest of 18 months. Since then, our family has been to Walt Disney World over five times and we continue to plan and dream for the next trip. I love the magic that Disney brings to people through the theme parks, cruises, adventures and movies they create. As a teacher, I try to bring that magic into my classroom to help kids believe that “If You Can Dream It, You Can Do It.” I recently reached a dream of mine as I joined Magic Vacation Planner as a personal travel advisor. With this team, I can now help others plan magical vacations. As a passionate writer, I also have my own blog at magicalvacationsbyjen which is also where you can follow me on instagram for trip reviews along with tips and tricks for your next magical vacation.


  1. Please what state is this Disney land please help this person thats lost tell me the truth.

    • I am a huge #1 Disney fan of Disney Parks, haven’t been there since 2008 when I was 19 years old, also huge fan of Disney + plus movies I do have Disney plus paying the $13.99 a month for it, and that is just fine and all, it went up, in August 2023, so did the Hulu with no ads we have that too we unfortunately are paying a lot for Hulu w/ no ads so worth it, just expensive at the same time and all, of 17.99 and it was just 14.99 2 months ago but just only a month ago both Disney plus and Hulu went up, we are paying a total of about 33-35.00 total which is right for both just is strange we have to use 2 different emails not allowed to use the same with Hulu and Disney plus so it’s really extra hard different email address different passwords so people can’t hack the accounts that has happened before to us with Disney plus, Hulu, Netflix, a lot with Netflix account, Amazon prime video is 6.99 more than half off because of my disability being disabled and all and more I get it for $6.99 instead of paying 15.99 for it, we are very lucky, we also have the Amazon music unlimited for 9.99 it was 7.99 but it went up 2 moths ago, that’s okay it’s the same price as apple + music oh plus we have that all free until I do believe it’ll be until January 2024, and then we also have apple + tv for $6.99 extra channels on Amazon prime video 📷 we are paying $6.99 for that I believe it is the channel for animals and stuff not the history channel but a different channel can’t think of the name right now because I’m talking about it it happens to my brain 🧠 a lot, anyways, going to post this like I mentioned I am a huge Disney movie + tv show series fan ever since I have been a little girl, age 4 or 5 I am now 37 turning 38 years old come February 2024, okay well bye for now I’ll be back will post more just got to go for now have a good one everyone! 11/6/2023. 9:04 am Monday

  2. Love it there sorry to hear this

  3. California is DisneyLAND
    Florida is DisneyWORLD

  4. I posted that it was today Monday morning 🌄 11/6/2023 at 9:05 am now it was 9:04 am but now it is 9:05 am not 🚫 12:04 or 12:05 pm like it says in the long post of mine idk what is going why it says that idk why not cool though now it is 9:06 am posting right now 11/6/2023 Monday morning 🌄

  5. This is such BS. Typhoon Lagoon is closing permanently. Not the parks. Is this a Rhonda Santis website?