The Walt Disney World Resort will be reopening one of its water parks next spring, and it appears they are wasting no time getting them ready for the big day.
According to Orange County, Disney has submitted a notice of commencement for “general construction” of what appears to be Walt Disney World’s water park Blizzard Beach. We can conclude it’s most-likely Blizzard Beach due to the address given on the permit.
Blizzard Beach, along with its sister park, Typhoon Lagoon, have both been closed when Disney World had to shut down back in Spring, and due to the health and safety guidelines in place, they did not reopen with Magic Kingdom, EPCOT, Disney’s Hollywood Studios, and Disney’s Animal Kingdom.
Disney World has announced that both water parks would forgo the rest of the 2020 season and would start fresh by reopening one of them on March 7, 2021:
While Disney’s Blizzard Beach water park and Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon water park remain closed at this time, pending government approvals, we currently plan to reopen one of the two Disney water parks on March 7, 2021.
Walt Disney World’s website also confirms that the Park Hopper Plus option, which allows Guests to add either Blizzard Beach or Typhoon Lagoon to their Park Hopping capabilities, will also return on March 7 as well.
This construction permit is clear evidence that Disney World is preparing for the reopening already. The question is: What kind of construction?
What Kind of Construction for Blizzard Beach?
It is a common industry practice to close water parks during the winter so they can receive some much-needed routine maintenance. However, it could also mean that some other construction is underway, specifically those involving new health and safety protocols like the installation of plexiglass or sanitization areas.
We at Inside the Magic are keeping our ears to the ground for any word from Disney about how its water park experience will be modified, if at all. But some of us here at Inside the Magic are hoping that a different kind of construction occurs at Blizzard Beach.
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