Earlier this morning, the National Weather Service issued a tornado warning lasting until 4 p.m. on December 15. The tornado warning included the possibility of a lightning storm, small hail, heavy rainfall, and dangerously high winds. After the tornado warning and the subsequent nasty weather rolls through Central Florida, a cold front is expected to follow.
Now that the tornado warning has officially ended and the short but intense storm has passed through Central Florida, its people are preparing for the cold weather. Walt Disney World is also preparing for the cold weather and has even closed the water Park, Blizzard Beach, in preparation.
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This afternoon, at around 1:30 p.m., Walt Disney World’s Blizzard Beach closed for the day due to the bad weather. Upon checking Blizzard Beach’s official website, we can see that the Park is closed on December 16 and 17 due to low temperatures.
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On Friday, December 16, the weather forecast for Kissimmee predicts the highest temperature to be 71 degrees Fahrenheit and the lowest temperature to be 49 degrees Fahrenheit. For Saturday, December 17, the weather forecast predicts highs of 72 degrees Fahrenheit and lows of 55 degrees Fahrenheit.
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The low temperatures follow suit on Sunday, Walt Disney World’s official website reflects that Blizzard Beach will remain open. DisneyTips will continue reporting the latest news on the situation if anything changes.
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Although the Park is named ‘Blizzard Beach’ and now includes theming from Disney’s Frozen film series, cold weather and water parks simply do not mix, even in sunny Florida. Encouraging Guests to play and swim while the temperatures are low could result in injury, and the Walt Disney Company takes the safety of Guests and employees incredibly seriously.
Typhoon Lagoon is still closed for refurbishment at this time.