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Disney’s Blizzard Beach Is Closing for Two Days

Winter has officially arrived, which means that many people have headed to the Orlando area to find a little bit of warmth. Christmas is also just a few days away so the crowds have grown. If you’re at Walt Disney World and part of your plans include a day or two at Disney’s Blizzard Beach Water Park, double check before you head out.

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Due to cool temperatures, Disney’s Blizzard Beach Water Park will not be open on Wednesday, December 22, or Thursday, December 23. It is expected to reopen on Friday, December 24.

Related: What to Do if Disney’s Blizzard Beach Is Closed

The high temperature on December 22 is forecast to hit 65 degrees. While that may sound like perfect weather, it’s too cold to be in and out of the water all day. The high temperature on December 23 is forecast to be around 70 degrees.

Aquatica Orlando, which is part of SeaWorld Parks and Entertainment, will also be closed on December 22. As we write this, Aquatica is scheduled to reopen on December 23. The hours will be 10:30-5:00.

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Universal’s Volcano Bay will remain closed on December 22 as well. The scheduled hours right now for December 23 are 10:00-5:00. Island H2O Live, located at Margaritaville’s Sunset Walk, is closed for the season.

It is always a good idea to check the forecast before heading to a Disney Water Park, no matter what time of year you visit. If the temperature during the cooler months dips, the Park could remain closed.

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During the summer months, strong storms will shut down the rides. It is best to be prepared.

At this time, Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon Water Park remains closed. On the days that it is open, the hours at Disney’s Blizzard Beach are 10:00-5:00.

Related: Is Typhoon Lagoon Opening Soon?

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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.