This Disney Park May Not Reopen

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The Walt Disney World Resort has shut down Typhoon Lagoon ahead of its grand reopening due to inclement weather delays. Will it ever reopen?

After undergoing a long hiatus in 2022 for repairs, Walt Disney World was set to reopen this theme park yesterday, on Mach 19, 2023. Unfortunately, Disney Parks decided to push back the opening date due to current climate conditions, and with other Parks in the area ceasing operation for the same reasons, it calls the reliability of the new dates into question.

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Disney’s Orlando Resort boasts an impressive four theme parks, Magic Kingdom, Disney’s Animal Kingdom, EPCOT, and Disney’s Hollywood Studios, all of which offer unique sights, tastes, and themed entertainment experiences. Even so, a long day within the crowded Parks, especially in the Florida sunshine, can be grueling for many Guests, more so for those who visit during summer months as a family when younger members are out of school.

As a result, Disney also offers two water park destinations at which Guests can cool off and still enjoy just as much Disney magic during their vacation! For example, Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon Water Park typically operates from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. daily, offering an “oasis of fun” for all ages.

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In fact, from Miss Adventure Falls to Ketchakiddie Creek, there’s truly something for everyone, whether you enjoy the chills and thrills of the Crush ‘n’ Gusher or the tranquility of the waves in the Typhoon Lagoon Surf Pool. Unfortunately, the Park has remained closed for many months, set to finally open the day after as its sister Park Blizzard Beach closed.

Despite this, Disney announced that it would delay the reopening date to tomorrow, Tuesday, March 21, due to freezing weather conditions in the area, something which also impacted rival Universal’s Volcano Bay. Currently, there is no word of when, or even if, Disney plans to focus its energy on reopening Typhoon Lagoon in the middle of March with such a climate.

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Indeed, according to its website, currently, one-day admission prices are as low as $69 per Guest, an amazing cost compared to the skyrocketing fees for the other Parks, which are typically above $150 for one Park alone! However, despite the Lagoon not being the most lucrative investment right now, as its sister Park, Blizzard Beach, has currently shuttered for an extended refurbishment, it seems like Disney may prioritize keeping at least one water park open during the tail-end off-season as spring approaches Florida.

About Spencer Johnette

Spencer is a lifelong lover of theme parks, princesses, and Disney history that recently relocated to Northern California. She completed her undergraduate studies at UCLA, where she was the founder and first president of the campus Disney Club. A former Cast Member still mourning the loss of the Disney Store, she now haunts the Walt Disney Family Museum halls and shares her opinions with anyone who will listen @gothelsflower.