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Disney World Announces Park CLOSURE Through End of the Year!

Blizzard Beach closed through new year
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Even though Florida is known as the Sunshine State, that doesn’t mean that every single day is warm and sunny. Sometimes, Central Florida can get downright cold. Although it is unlikely to get cold enough to snow — although it has happened — it can get into the thirties, and maybe even the twenties, at night. That means that some warm-weather activities are a no-go.

Florida cold temps

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On November 6, 2023, Blizzard Beach at Walt Disney World Resort reopened after being closed for months. Each year, Blizzard Beach closes for renovations and Typhoon Lagoon opens up. Then, Typhoon Lagoon will close, and Blizzard Beach will open back up.

Unfortunately, the cold front hitting Florida has forced Disney to close Blizzard Beach. According to the Walt Disney World Resort website, Blizzard Beach will be closed from December 28 through December 31. The Weather Channel says that the temperatures on those days will only be in the low sixties, making it unsafe for guests to enjoy water activities.

Blizzard Beach

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Related: 9 Perfect Places To Keep Warm On Walt Disney World’s Cold Days

While the theme park is rescheduled to open in January, if temperatures do not improve, it is possible that Disney could decide to extend the closure. January 1 is only expected to see a high of 70°, and January 2 will only be 62°. Temperatures should go back up on January 3, when the high is expected to be 69°.

Sadly, temperatures aren’t expected to stay in the seventies. January 4 will see things return to the sixties, where they will stay for the foreseeable future.

Blizzard Beach Closed

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Related: Heads Up! Even When This Inevitably Ruins Your Day, Disney Will Not Issue a Refund!

This is not the first time since opening that Disney has had to close Blizzard Beach due to inclement weather. Over Thanksgiving, the park had to close for a couple of days. Then, it was only open for a few days before it had to close again. The week of December 10 also saw the theme park close because of cold temperatures.

Blizzard Beach

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If you have a ticket to Blizzard Beach, don’t worry about being able to use it. Walt Disney World Resort Water Park tickets are currently valid through December 31, 2025. So, you can use it once Blizzard Beach reopens, or you can save it and use it when Typhoon Lagoon reopens sometime next year.

Do you prefer Blizzard Beach or Typhoon Lagoon? Let us know in the comments!

About Krysten Swensen

A born and bred New England girl living the Disney life in Southern California. I love to read, to watch The Golden Girls, and love everything to do with Disney and Universal. I also love to share daily doses of Disney on my Disney Instagram @BrazzleDazzleDisney!

2 comments

  1. I wonder what Disney World will do about the Disney Marathon that is scheduled for January 7, 2024? Would they remain closed? Or would the open for the runners who already have registered and paid to run the Marathon or Half Marathon, paid for airline tickets, scheduled days off work, etc?

  2. They should close the hall park not only one section close everything permanently

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