Walt Disney World to Close This Park Later This Month

Disney Blizzard beach
Credit: Disney

The Walt Disney World Resort is home to four theme parks, two water parks, and Disney Springs, the Resort’s own shopping, dining, and entertainment complex. This spring comes with several new experiences for Disney World, including a new attraction with TRON Lightcycle / Run in the Magic Kingdom and the EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival, which recently kicked off and runs through July 5, 2023.

Disney After Hours is also running with expanded dates this spring, giving Guests more time to experience their favorite attractions in both the theme parks and Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon water park.

Frozen at Blizzard Beach

Credit: Disney

RELATED: Here’s When Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon Will Reopen for the Season

Since the Walt Disney World Resort reopened during the COVID-19 pandemic in the summer of 2020, its two water parks have alternated their openings. Previously, both Disney Parks underwent annual refurbishments for a couple of weeks each winter, with both Typhoon Lagoon and Disney’s Blizzard Beach back to full operation for the summer months.

In recent years, only one of Disney’s water park has been open at any given time, with the other remaining closed for a lengthier refurbishment. With Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon set to reopen very soon on March 19, Disney has now confirmed that Blizzard Beach will close for its next refurbishment on March 18, 2023.

Disney Blizzard beach

Credit: Disney

RELATED: Why Are There “Snowgies” at Disney’s Blizzard Beach?

During the last refurbishment of Blizzard Beach, the Park reopened with new theming in Tike’s Peak inspired by Frozen (2013); however, Disney has not announced whether or not additional changes will come to the Park at this time.

Beginning March 19, Guests looking to experience a Disney water Park will want to plan a trip to Typhoon Lagoon, which is set to be open daily for regular hours (10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.) along with H2O Glow After Hours events beginning May 20, 2023.


Credit: Disney

Disney’s water parks do not require reservations to visit, so you can always plan a quick trip to Blizzard Beach through March 18, or to Typhoon Lagoon beginning March 19 by purchasing an individual water park ticket or through an add-on to your regular theme park tickets.

Disney’s official description of Blizzard Beach reads:

As the legend goes, Disney’s Blizzard Beach was once Florida’s first ski-resort after a blizzarding winter storm hit Walt Disney World Resort. Yet, before the skiers could strap on their boots, sunny Florida weather returned and powdery snow quickly turned to slippery slush. Bobsled and toboggan runs became downhill waterslides; a creek of melted mountain snow became a relaxing tube ride; and the chairlift now carries swimmers instead of skiers. Full of plenty of icy architecture and water-ful attractions, the water park’s snowy atmosphere amid the warm temperatures of Florida continues to bring guests back to the winter wonderland year after year.

At this time, Disney has not announced when Blizzard Beach will reopen, however, we will continue to share updates on the status of Disney’s water parks here on Disney Tips.

About Brittany DiCologero

Brittany is a New England-based writer focused on the history of the Walt Disney World Resort. She is the author of "Red, White, and Disney: The Myths and Reality of American History at the Walt Disney World Resort," and "Brittany Earns Her Ears."