Disney Park Closes for the Entire Holiday Weekend

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Visiting Walt Disney World Resort this weekend? Take note as Disney has scheduled an entire weekend closure for one of its beloved theme parks.

As Disney fans, we’re used to closures and refurbishments for attractions and other experiences, but a Park closure for an entire weekend can throw a wrench in the Disney vacation plans. While Magic Kingdom Park, EPCOT, Disney’s Hollywood Studios, Disney’s Animal Kingdom Park, and Disney Springs will be open and welcoming Guests, as usual, this coming weekend, Guests will be turned away from the Disney Water Parks.

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With Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon Water Park currently closed for refurbishment, Disney fans have had the option to explore Blizzard Beach Water Park. But now, Disney has revealed there will be no Water Parks open this weekend, between Friday, January 13, and Sunday, January 15, 2023.

Why the three-day closure of Disney’s Blizzard Beach over the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday weekend? Disney’s Central Florida is preparing for low temperatures along with the possibility of strong storms throughout the weekend.

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Orlando is forecasted with a low of 38 degrees on January 13 with a high of 63 degrees. On Saturday, January 14, Central Floridians can expect a low of 36 and a high of 53. Sunday, January 15, doesn’t look much better as the weather forecast is a low of 40 and a high of 61 degrees.

While these temperatures may sound warm to our northern Disney friends, for Florida, it will be cold COLD… especially when it comes to splashing around in many of the fan-favorite Blizzard Beach attractions such as Summit Plummet water slide, Tike’s Peak, Cross Country Creek, Downhill Double Dipper, Teamboat Springs, Slush Gusher, Runoff Rapids, and Toboggan Racer.

Disney's Blizzard Beach
Disney’s Blizzard Beach (Credit: Disney)

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Thankfully, Blizzard Beach is scheduled to resume operations on January 16, 2023, with Park hours from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm for the popular vacation holiday of Martin Luther King Jr.

As always, we will be sure to keep Disney Dining readers updated as we learn more about Blizzard Beach’s temporary closing. We also hope to have an update soon enough from Disney on its Typhoon Lagoon Water Park refurbishment, as the theme park has been closed indefinitely since November 13, 2022.

About Jamie Sylvester

I'm a Disney nerd! A kid at heart who loves the magic and memories of Walt Disney World. I follow all things Disney and enjoy the vacations, day trips, weekend getaways, and geek out over the planning of such events. My goal is to experience as many Disney desserts and cocktails as possible! Married to another Disney nerd and blessed with a daughter and son, we thoroughly enjoy the magic at Disney and are here to help others experience the magic as well.