Disney Shuts Down Park For One Day During Holiday Rush as Temperatures Drop

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If you are planning on being at Walt Disney World Resort during the Christmas season, there are a few things you should be keeping your eye on to ensure that your schedule does not have any surprise closures that arise!

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This week and the following will undoubtedly be some of the busiest that Disney World has seen this past year. The Christmas season is always a busy time for the Parks, and now that school is out for many, vacationing to the Most Magical Place on Earth seems like the most logical thing to do! Although Disney Park Pass Reservations are still required, and Disney still has a capacity limit in place, lines are being seen to extend past their provided queue line, and crowds are here.

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With that being said, this time of year can also have very varying weather temperatures that do not affect the theme parks but the water parks. Disney’s Blizzard Beach is currently open to Guests at Walt Disney World, but when the temperature dips too low, Disney may decide to shut down the Park so that they are not operating what would likely be an empty Park. This past December has been quite warm in Orlando, but we have seen Disney shut down the Park a few times. Now, Disney’s website notes that on December 22, 2021, Blizzard Beach will be closed.

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The website does not denote why the Park will be shut down, but after looking at the 66-degree weather forecast for this upcoming Wednesday, it is easy to understand why. Of course, Magic Kingdom, EPCOT, Disney’s Animal Kingdom, and Disney’s Hollywood Studios will remain open this week; however, Disney Park Passes are selling fast, so be sure to make your reservation and check on the Park availability before making plans. 

If you are looking for other water park or sport options to do on Disney World property, you can look into the following:

Enjoy a theme park a day plus more chances to play—with admission to water parks, golf courses and other sensational sports experiences!

For each day of your theme park tickets, adding the Water Park and Sports Option lets you visit one theme park and gives you one admission to select Walt Disney World experiences including:

  • Disney’s Blizzard Beach Water Park
  • Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon Water Park – Currently Unavailable
  • ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex – Currently Unavailable
  • Disney’s Oak Trail Golf Course
  • FootGolf at Disney’s Oak Trail
  • Disney’s Fantasia Gardens Miniature Golf Course (one round prior to 4:00 PM)
  • Disney’s Winter Summerland Miniature Golf Course (one round prior to 4:00 PM)

Come share the magic of our theme parks, make a splash in our water parks and get your game on—as you score the perfect family vacation!

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At the moment, it seems that the rest of the week is wide open for Blizzard Beach Guests to enjoy Summit Plummet, Runoff Rapids, Toboggan Racers, Tike’s Peak, Mount Gushmore, and more. At the moment, Walt Disney World has not yet reopened Typhoon Lagoon water park.

Do you plan to go to Blizzard Beach anytime soon? Let us know in the comments below! 

Let the expert team at Academy Travel help you plan your next magical vacation to Walt Disney World Resort’s four theme parks — Magic Kingdom, EPCOT, Disney’s Animal Kingdom, and Disney’s Hollywood Studios — and the Disney Springs shopping and dining district!

 

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