A Cold Front Is Moving In

The past several days have been unusually hot for December in Orlando, Florida and the surrounding communities. This includes at Walt Disney World. Guests who have been visiting for the holidays have enjoyed warm weather with no rain, but everything is about to change.

A cold front is expected to move into Central Florida in the early morning hours of January 3. There is a chance of strong thunderstorms overnight.

The forecast for January 3 calls for a drop in temperature of over 20 degrees. The high temperature on Monday is expected to hit only 64.

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The rain should take place overnight, so it will not affect your Theme Park plans. The cool temperatures should last only one day, with the high on Tuesday, January 4 forecast to hit 75 degrees. That is close to average for this time of year in Central Florida.

Winter Summerland, Credit: Disney

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If the temperature is not expected to climb out of the 60s, there is a good chance that Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon Water Park will remain closed. As of this writing, nothing has been announced by Walt Disney World.

Then again, Disney might decide to keep Typhoon Lagoon open, since the Water Park reopened today. It had been closed since March, 2020.

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Disney’s Blizzard Beach Water Park is now closed for its annual refurbishment. There is no word on when it will reopen, but the refurbishment usually lasts for several weeks. In past years, both Water Parks reopened at some point during the month of March.

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It is always important to check the forecast before you leave for a Walt Disney World vacation. In the winter months the temperature can fluctuate in a matter of hours. You also need to pack sunscreen. You can burn all year long at Walt Disney World, even on cloudy days.

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About Paula K

I grew up in Western Massachusetts. When I was nine my family went to Disneyland and I was hooked. I grew up, attended New England College in Henniker, NH and eventually moved to Virginia. I worked as a disc jockey, married and became a full time mom when our daughter was born. Fast forward several years. In 2010 we moved to Central Florida and my Disney obsession grew. I now work as a freelance writer and spend my spare time in the parks. Under the name Paula Brown I penned the novels Dream Wanderers and The Coffee Cruiser. I also am a co-author of Dining at Walt Disney World: The Definitive Guide. I'm obsessed with Star Wars, so this is a good time to live in Central Florida. I've been a vegetarian for well over a decade, a choice that my daughter eventually made as well. While my husband still hasn't joined us fully he has given up most meats except for seafood. I was relieved to find that vegetarian dining is not difficult at Walt Disney World.