Walt Disney World’s Typhoon Lagoon Closed Until January 5th Due to Weather

Typhoon Lagoon
Credit: Disney

It looks like Typhoon Lagoon is starting the new year by staying closed due to cooler weather and rain.  The water park didn’t open today, January 1st, 2018 and will remain closed on January 2nd through January 4th, 2018.  The water park is currently set to reopen to guests on January 5th, 2018, but it is possible the closure could be extended depending on the weather.  The temperatures are set to be in the low 50’s with the possibility of rain, which is too cold to enjoy the water park attractions.  Blizzard Beach is already closed due to annual maintenance and refurbishment, so it is not impacted by this closure.

The water parks typically close when the temperatures are expected to be too low to be comfortable.  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 keep you posted about any changes we learn with the operational schedule and the weather forecasts.

We hope some of you weren’t planning to enjoy the first day of 2018 at Typhoon Lagoon!

About Christy Caby

I am a diehard Disney fanatic! I fell in love with all things Disney from an early age and that only increased once I first visited Walt Disney World! It led me to complete a yearlong Disney College Program working at merchandise locations within Disney’s Hollywood Studios (Disney-MGM Studios at that time) and I worked for Disney Parks & Resorts Technology in Project/Program Management. Now I get to write about Disney and help others plan their magical vacations! Disney holds a special place in the hearts of my entire family as my husband proposed there, we honeymooned there, took trips while pregnant with each of my boys and have visited with them many, many times from 8 weeks old through now. One of my favorite memories from each trip is always the look on my kids’ faces the first time they see the castle. I’d love to help you plan your magical vacation! Request a free quote at http://magicalvacationplanner.com/staff/christy-caby/ or look for me on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/christy.caby. Have a magical day!