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Disney’s Blizzard Beach Is Scheduled to Be Open on Thanksgiving Day

Disney’s Blizzard Beach has been closed on November 23 and 24. Cool temperatures in Central Florida made it undesirable to spend time in the Water Park. With a slight rise in temperatures for Thanksgiving Day, it looks like Disney’s Blizzard Beach will be open on November 25.

If your Thanksgiving Day plans include Disney’s Blizzard Beach, you will want to arrive early. Since Disney Park Pass Reservations are not required, people who couldn’t get one for a Theme Park could head to the Water Park instead. If capacity is reached, Blizzard Beach will close.

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Disney’s Blizzard Beach Water Park will be open from 10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. A new cold snap is expected to hit the Orlando area on Saturday, November 27, which could lead to another closure.

If you plan to spend your Thanksgiving at Disney’s Blizzard Beach, you might wonder what your dining options are. You will not find a turkey with all the trimmings at the Water Park, but there are still some filling choices.

Disney’s Blizzard Beach Water Park

Lottawatta Lodge is the largest restaurant at Blizzard Beach. The eatery features a selection of pizzas and flatbreads. There are also burgers and Chicken Strips, which could be almost like eating turkey. Lottawatta Lodge also has several plant-based options.

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Warming Hut is another possibility. Honey Butter-Chicken Sandwich is as close as you’ll get to turkey. There’s also a shrimp wrap and a tuna sandwich. Loaded Mountain Tots could be a good replacement for mashed potatoes.

If it’s turkey that you really want, head to Avalunch. There’s a turkey sandwich on the kids’ menu. Otherwise, it’s various hot dog creations. You can Mobile Order at any of these three restaurants.

Of course, since Disney’s Blizzard Beach Water Park closes at 5:00, there’s time to get dinner after at Disney Springs or one of the Walt Disney World Resorts. Earl of Sandwich could be a good choice; there’s a Holiday Turkey Sandwich on the menu.

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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.