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Incoming Winter Weather Forces Walt Disney World Theme Park to Close Its Doors

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When planning a Disney vacation, one of the biggest things guests hope to have is good weather. Orlando, Florida, the host city of Walt Disney World Resort, is unfortunately known for its unpredictable weather.

After spending months planning a perfect vacation at Disney, it can be heartbreaking to see your vacation plans crumble due to bad weather.

For vacationers planning on heading to Disney this Presidents’ Day weekend, things are worse than just bad weather; one theme park is actually closing its doors due to Winter weather.

Related: Two Disney Attractions Extend Closure Dates Significantly After Winter Storms

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Disney Theme Park Closes Due to Winter Weather

As a result of an unfavorable weather forecast for the upcoming weekend in Central Florida, Disney’s Blizzard Beach water park, a popular attraction at Walt Disney World, will be closed for the safety and comfort of its guests.

On both Saturday, February 17, and Sunday, February 18, 2024, the park will not be operating due to predicted weather conditions. According to the forecast, temperatures are expected to plummet, reaching the mid-50s during this period.

The closure decision has been made in consideration of the well-being of visitors to Blizzard Beach. Disney continuously prioritizes the safety and enjoyment of its guests, and therefore, taking into account the predicted drop in temperatures, the park management has chosen to close the water park temporarily.

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A Unfortunate Turn of Events

Florida, known for its warm and sunny climate, occasionally experiences unexpected weather patterns, and in this particular instance, the region is anticipated to encounter colder temperatures. To maintain a comfortable and enjoyable experience for visitors, Walt Disney World has made the decision to suspend operations at Blizzard Beach for the specified days.

While this closure may bring some disappointment to guests who were excited to visit the water park during the weekend, it is crucial to note that the management’s primary concern is the safety and well-being of everyone on the premises. This decision was the only option for Disney to make.

Blizzard Beach

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It was announced earlier this month that Blizzard Beach would be closing indefinitely for renovations later this year. This makes this weekend’s closures even more devastating for fans trying to enjoy this park before it is gone for the foreseeable future.

Does this closure affect your upcoming plans? Tell us about it in the comments below!

About Eva Miller

Eva was born and raised in the beautiful state of Oregon but has since relocated and lives in New York City. Since she was young, Eva has loved to perform in musicals, especially Disney ones! Through performing, Disney’s music became the soundtrack of her childhood. Today, Eva loves to write about all the exciting happenings for the Walt Disney Company. In her free time, Eva loves to travel, spend time in nature, and go to Broadway shows. Her favorite Disney movie is 'Lilo and Stitch,' and her favorite Park is Disney's Animal Kingdom.

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