Disney to close one park for the day because of cold temperatures! Brrrrrrrrr!

You might expect to read this headline about one of Disney’s many parks around the globe. Recently, it snowed at Disneyland Paris, leaving Guests to marvel at an unfathomably beautiful Disney winter wonderland at the Resort. Heck, it can even get really chilly at Disneyland in California.

We bet you didn’t immediately think of one of the central Florida Disney Parks as one that might close due to cold temperatures, but that’s exactly what is set to happen this week. Believe it or not, one of the Central Florida parks at the Walt Disney World Resort will have to close its gates to Guests this week, per the Disney World website: Blizzard Beach will close on December 22.

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The website doesn’t give any specifics about the reasoning behind the decision to close Blizzard Beach, but one look at this week’s pre-Christmas forecast might give you a clue.

At the time of this publication, The Weather Channel is forecasting a high temperature on the 22nd of only 65 degrees, and a low temperature of 46 degrees with partly cloudy skies and winds from the north-northwest at 7 to 10 miles per hour. Nice weather for a walk outside, but definitely not for slipping into a bathing suit and enjoying the steep drop at Summit Plummet, the “tubular” fun at Runoff Rapids, or the downhill “shushing” at Toboggan Racers!

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The weather on Thursday, December 23 at the Walt Disney World Resort looks to be about the same as what is forecast for Wednesday, so we will keep you updated, should the park close on Thursday as well. Don’t worry, though, because the weather on Christmas Day at Walt Disney World will be beautiful, so if you’re lucky enough to have snagged a park pass reservation, you’re sure to have a blast celebrating the season, whether you’re at a water park or a theme park!

Blizzard Beach’s closure on Wednesday will put it in good company with Typhoon Lagoon, which has been closed for a long time now. The exciting news is that Typhoon Lagoon may be opening its gates to Guests once again very soon–maybe even next month.

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If your holiday Disney vacation has you in the parks this week or next week, it’s important to keep up with the latest information about closures and changes in park hours, just to be sure.

You can always find information about Walt Disney World attractions, additions, inclement weather and refurb closures, changes in the parks, and more here at DisneyDining and by visiting Disney’s website here.

About Becky Burkett

I'm an enthusiastic writer who finds joy in random things like cold weather, snow, "I Love Lucy," "The Andy Griffith Show," journals full of blank paper, countdowns to Christmas, the month of December, "Toy Story," "Sleeping Beauty," my 4 kids, my 4 shih tsus, Disney Parks history, Imagineering and visiting the parks. I think Walt Disney is the standard against which genius should be measured. I love to write about Disney Parks, Disney history, all things Imagineering and PIXAR. I adore the colors, story and art direction of Disney's "Sleeping Beauty" (Team Make it Blue!), and "Toy Story" is life (minus "Toy Story 4"). I believe Walt Disney was so much more than an entertainment and theme park tycoon; I believe he was a savant with a vision for life and how it could be if happiness and kindness are strived for. I love Biergarten at EPCOT and 1900 Park Fare at Disney's Grand Floridian. You can find me croonin' with the birdies at the Enchanted Tiki Room, chillin' on the PeopleMover or hangin' with Woody and the gang at Toy Story Land. I'm always looking for Imagineers in the parks, and I'd rather meet Joe Rohde and Tony Baxter than anyone in Hollywood! Hey, if you dream it, you really can do it!