Disney World Announces Theme Park Closure for Entire Day on January 8

Disney World has announced the upcoming closure of one of its theme parks on January 8.

The Walt Disney World Resort in Florida is home to a seemingly endless number of opportunities for fun, whether you’re on a solo trip, traveling with family on summer vacation, or just visiting for the day to take in one of EPCOT’s International Festivals (Arts, Flower & Garden, Food & Wine, Holidays).

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Magic Kingdom offers the “magic” of Disney classic animated films and transports kids (and kids at heart) to a time and place where dreams come true, while EPCOT offers Guests a unique look at technology, communication, the future, and the world all around us. Disney’s Hollywood Studios allows Guests to journey back to the Golden Age of Hollywood and to experience the excitement of a galaxy far, far away. And Disney’s Animal Kingdom celebrates the beauty and majesty of the animal kingdom, as well as the thrill and wonder of Pandora from James Cameron’s Avatar.

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In addition to these parks, Disney World also offers accommodations at more than 25 Resort Hotels, as well as two themed water parks: Typhoon Lagoon and Blizzard Beach, and Disney World has just announced the closure of Blizzard Beach for the entire day on Sunday, January 8.

Blizzard Beach

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The water park is open on Saturday, January 7, from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and on Monday, January 9, the park is open again to Guests from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. While it is unclear what has led to Disney World’s closure of Blizzard Beach on January 8, it’s good to know that the closure is only for one day–and not indefinitely, as has been the case in the past with Disney’s first water park, River Country.

Whoop-N’-Holler Hollow in River Country at Walt Disney World Resort

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You can read all about River Country and its demise by clicking here.

About Becky Burkett

Becky's from the Lone Star State and has been writing since she was 10 and encountered her first Disney Park when she was 11. It was love at first Main Street Electrical Parade. Joy is blank lined journals, 0.7 mm pens, and all things Walt, Woody and Buzz, PIXAR, Imagineering, Sleeping Beauty (make it blue!), Disney Parks history and EPCOT. At Disney World, you'll find her croonin' with the birdies at the Enchanted Tiki Room or hangin' with Woody and the gang at Toy Story Land. If you can dream, you really can do it!