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Unique Look Shows Eerily Empty Disney Park Now Closed

Walt Disney World Resort Sign
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While Guests flock to Walt Disney World Resort to enjoy Magic Kingdom Park, EPCOT, Disney’s Hollywood Studios, and Disney’s Animal Kingdom… there is one Disney Park that is closed indefinitely.

With four theme parks and the shopping, dining, and entertainment district known as Disney Springs, in the cooler months, it’s easy to forget that Walt Disney World is home to two impressive Water Parks, including Blizzard Beach and Typhoon Lagoon.

Typhoon Lagoon Water Park
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Disney’s Blizzard Beach Water Park reopened on November 13, 2022, after a 10-plus month refurbishment which resulted in new touches of the popular Disney animated film, Frozen (2013) and Frozen II (2019). With Frozen III in the works, Blizzard Beach’s popularity will continue to soar.

Unfortunately, when one of the Water Parks doors finally opened, the other, Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon Water Park, closed for its turn for refurbishment. Almost four months after Typhoon Lagoon’s gates closed on November 13, 2022, we’re seeing a peek inside the empty Disney Park.

Check out the unique aerial view into the currently closed Typhoon Lagoon Water Park. @bioreconstruct took to social media on February 14, 2023, to report, “Aerial look at refurbishment of Typhoon Lagoon. Surf Pool is drained, with wood on the concrete for equipment to service the wave generator.”

Drained Typhoon Lagoon pool
Credit: @bioreconstruct

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The image above shows the massive Typhoon Lagoon Surf Pool, which formerly produced 6-foot waves, now fully drained with construction equipment sprinkled throughout the Water Park. The iconic Typhoon Tilly structure seemingly remains untouched. Other Typhoon Lagoon fan favorites, such as the Crush ‘n’ Gusher, Castaway Creek lazy river, Ketchakiddee Creek, and Miss Adventure Falls, remain eerily empty without Guests.

Typhoon Lagoon Water Park
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Unfortunately, Disney has yet to offer an opening date for Typhoon Lagoon Water Park or noted refurbishment plans. It would be wonderful to have both Disney Water Parks, Blizzard Beach and Typhoon Lagoon, open this summer in time for the brutal central Florida sun.

As always, we will be sure to keep Disney Dining readers updated as we learn more about Typhoon Lagoon theme park during this time of refurbishment, as well as what’s to come for the stunning Water Park.

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.