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.
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.
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.
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 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.