Blizzard Beach water park at Walt Disney World is confirmed to be closed on Tuesday, January 30th and Wednesday, January 31st. The water park is currently expected to re-open on Thursday, February 1st with usual operating hours. Cool weather has descended upon the area again with temperatures reaching highs in the 60s and and 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. 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.
As always, we will continue to keep you all updated on any changes to the schedule. For those of you in the area, how are you liking the cooler weather?