Storm System Headed for Walt Disney World: Disney Shuts Down Park and Cancels Event in Preparation

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It’s gonna be a less-than-magical evening in Orlando, Florida.

Walt Disney World Resort, one of the most enchanting destinations on Earth, offers visitors the perfect getaway with its warm and sunny weather that graces the resort all year round. Whether you’re planning a magical vacation in the heart of summer or escaping the winter blues, you can usually count on basking in the delightful rays of the Florida sun during your time at this iconic destination.

With its location in Central Florida, Walt Disney World enjoys a subtropical climate that brings mild winters and long, hot summers. This means that regardless of the time of year you choose to visit, you can expect comfortable temperatures that cater to outdoor adventures, thrilling theme park rides, and a multitude of engaging activities for the whole family.

However, guests visiting the resort this weekend will not be met with sunny skies. Instead, a brutal storm will await parkgoers this evening.

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Thunder and Wind Heading for Walt Disney World Resort

A severe winter storm system is currently making its way toward the Walt Disney World Resort, sparking significant concerns and prompting precautionary measures by park officials. In anticipation of the approaching storm, Disney has swiftly taken action to ensure the safety and well-being of its guests and cast members. The park has made the difficult decision to temporarily shut down one theme park’s operations and cancel scheduled events until further notice.

The weather forecast for the region indicates that the storm is set to bring heavy rain, thunderstorms, and strong wind gusts. Given the potential hazards and risks associated with such harsh weather conditions, Disney’s proactive response is aimed at minimizing any potential inconvenience or danger to visitors. The resort’s top priority remains safeguarding the welfare of everyone within its premises.

Yesterday, it was reported that the storm would shut down operations at Disney’s Blizzard Beach water park. Earlier today, the cancellations continued with the announcement that tonight’s Disney Jollywood Nights would not be happening as well.

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When Will This Storm Pass?

While the temporary closure of the park may undoubtedly cause disappointment among eager guests, it is crucial to remember that these measures are implemented with their best interests in mind. Disney’s decision to cancel events and suspend operations signifies its dedication to maintaining a safe environment during inclement weather situations.

If you are in the Orlando, Florida, area tonight, expect heavy rain and thunder throughout the evening and night. Weather.com predicts;

“Rain and wind this evening with thunderstorms developing overnight. Potential for severe thunderstorms. Low 66F. Winds SE at 20 to 30 mph. Chance of rain 100%. 1 to 2 inches of rain expected.”

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In the face of this approaching winter storm system, it is important for visitors to stay updated with the latest announcements and advisories from the Walt Disney World Resort. The resort’s official website and social media channels will provide real-time information regarding park operations, event rescheduling, and any additional updates relevant to guests’ itineraries. By staying connected and informed, visitors can navigate the situation smoothly and adjust their plans accordingly.

About Eva Miller

Eva was born and raised in the beautiful state of Oregon but has since relocated and lives in New York City. Since she was young, Eva has loved to perform in musicals, especially Disney ones! Through performing, Disney’s music became the soundtrack of her childhood. Today, Eva loves to write about all the exciting happenings for the Walt Disney Company. In her free time, Eva loves to travel, spend time in nature, and go to Broadway shows. Her favorite Disney movie is 'Lilo and Stitch,' and her favorite Park is Disney's Animal Kingdom.

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