Disney’s Blizzard Beach to Close Immediately

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If you’re headed to Walt Disney World Resort this week, you may need to change your itinerary.

The Central Florida area is under a Tornado Watch today until 4 p.m. Though Magic Kingdom, EPCOT, Disney’s Hollywood Studios, Disney Springs, and Disney’s Animal Kingdom haven’t been impacted, another part of the Disney Parks is adjusting its schedule.

Olaf and Snowgies at Blizzard Beach
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Due to a cold front coming after the Tornado Watch ends, Disney’s Blizzard Beach Water Park will close on December 16 and 17, according to Walt Disney World Resort’s website. The Disney Park is expected to reopen on December 18 but frequently closes during winter if the temperature dips too low.

Disney’s Blizzard Beach Water Park reopened in November following a refurbishment with new Frozen (2013) theming. Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon Water Park is currently closed for its own refurbishment.

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Summit Plummet at Disney’s Blizzard Beach. Credit: Disney

Inside the Magic will continue to report any Walt Disney World Resort Theme Park or Water Park closures.

More on Disney’s Blizzard Beach Water Park

According to Walt Disney Imagineers, Disney’s Blizzard Beach opened after a strange snowstorm hit Florida. Locals built a ski lift to celebrate the unusual weather, but the snow quickly melted. Instead of leaving it to rot, Disney made a winter-themed Water Park on the spot!

disney blizzard beach lodge
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If you’re visiting Disney’s Blizzard Beach Water Park before December 31, 2022, you can delight in limited-time Holiday Happenings and a flurry of festive fun. From Walt Disney World Resort:

Merry moments await you across the water park. Get ready to:

  • Meet Santa Claus! He’s dressed for a day of tropical fun.
  • Behold a stunning snowfall in select locations.
  • Savor seasonal menu items, like a Peppermint Milkshake, Orange Bird Santa Cone and more.
  • Find yuletide touches in the park—including holiday-themed inner tubes!

There’s jolly good fun for everyone this holiday season—and it’s all included with your valid water park admission.

Have you visited Disney’s Blizzard Beach Water Park since the Frozen retheme? 


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