We have learned that Blizzard Beach water park at Walt Disney World is confirmed to be closed on Wednesday, March 7th, 2018 due to cooler temperatures coming to the Central Florida area. The water park is currently expected to re-open on Thursday, March 8th, 2018 with usual operating hours. Cool weather has descended upon the area again with temperatures reaching highs in the 70s but with lows falling into the 40s. The website for the water park has also been updated to reflect these changes. Typhoon Lagoon is already closed due to annual maintenance and refurbishment, so it has not been impacted by this closure.
The water parks typically close when the temperatures are expected to be too low to be comfortable. We have seen several different water park and resort pool closures throughout Walt Disney World over the last couple months. It is still possible that the resort pools will also close. Many of the pools and some attractions are heated, but moving from attraction to attraction could be quite chilly. Disney keeps guest safety in mind as well as the operational costs. The cold weather decreases the likelihood of very many guests attempting to come to the water park, making it a huge waste of operational resources to staff the park for low attendance.
Do you all think this might be the last cold weather closure for the winter season?