Cooler temperatures close Disney's Blizzard Beach Water Park for three days this week

Feb 05, 2024 in "Blizzard Beach"

Posted: Monday February 5, 2024 9:50am ET by WDWMAGIC Staff

Due to lower temperatures in Central Florida this week, Disney's Blizzard Beach water park at Walt Disney World will be closed on Monday, February 5, Tuesday, February 6, and Wednesday, February 7, 2024.

Lows in the first half of this week are forecasted to be in the 40s, rising only to highs in the mid-60s.

Typhoon Lagoon is currently closed for refurbishment.

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SirwalterraleighFeb 14, 2024

They might as well just shut blizzard down for the summer…since they can’t bother to run it anymore

jeanericuser001Feb 14, 2024

El Nino? Isn't he the guy that makes those great tacos?

ToTBellHopFeb 14, 2024

El Niño winters suck in Central Florida.

DCBakerFeb 14, 2024

According to an update from Disney, Blizzard Beach will be closed Saturday, February 17 and Sunday, February 18, due to forecasted low temperatures.

Dead2009Feb 05, 2024

inb4 *it never gets cold in Florida*

DCBakerJan 17, 2024

Disney says in a new update that Blizzard Beach will also be closed Friday, January 19.

DCBakerJan 15, 2024

According to an update from Disney, Blizzard Beach will be closed January 17, 18, 20 and 21 due to forecasted low temperatures.

DCBakerJan 08, 2024

Blizzard Beach will be closed Wednesday, January 10 and Thursday, January 11, most likely due to forecasted low temperatures.

DisneyFanatic12Dec 29, 2023

That might be true. I haven’t visited many other waterparks, but I do visit the Disney water parks a couple times a month. The temperatures vary greatly from day to day, but water rarely feels cold to me. At the Boardwalk tonight, though a resort and not the waterparks, the water was definitely 80° or so. The pools had significant steam coming off of them. The lighting didn’t allow me to get a photo of the actual pool, but the slide had a similar amount of steam as the pool. The waterparks heat seems to vary depending on: 1. If the heater is broken (TL breaks down a lot for the wave pool) 2. Expected crowds (Heating is pretty expensive for that much water) 3. Who is/was working

DCBakerDec 28, 2023

According to updated park hours, Blizzard Beach will remain closed through January 2, 2024.

jeanericuser001Dec 28, 2023

Let me explain between occasional, passive, and constant. First of all you must understand what these state mean. So I will use 3 forms of water storage as an example ie large pool, small pool, and jacuzzi. A large pool only gets occasional heating because the chlorine demands are significantly higher and it is more expensive to heat the water. A small pool may have some form of a passive warming option in the form of a water heater as that consumes power to heat the pipe while water passes through but typically this is only left on at a reduced degree to allow some heating but not so much as to greatly affect the pool temperature to a significant degree. Now we all know a jacuzzi is constantly heated. The water is constantly kept in a specific temperature range that is generally quite hot. This does mean chlorine can be consumed quickly but rarely is a significant amount required except if the water is not routinely replaced. Now as for how this applies to water parks, disney uses an occasional system. They heat their water during select times when they feel it is necessary but as stated it does little good in some cases because the conditions are not as favorable for heating as some other water parks. Aquatica uses a more passive system as I have observed on occasions that some sections with active circulation have significantly warmer temperature than you find at disney water parks. On one occasion I visited aquatica during an early hours opening and observed the water was significantly warmer than the outside air. Since it was close to 72 outside I can only assume the water was far warmer. The previous day had also been cold so I know it could not have been heated via solar alone. Aquatica does not heat their water all the time either but the amount they do so is significantly more than disney. Now if you want examples of constant heating, if any of you use to go to 6 flags atlantis before it went bust then you might have visited those jacuzzis they had. Those were always kept hot every day they were open so the water was always hot. Now you see what I mean Tom? Disney hardly heats their water and its not nearly as good or as much as some other parks out there.

Tom P.Dec 28, 2023

Just a few posts back you were arguing that Disney does not heat their water at all while Aquatica does. So which is it?

jeanericuser001Dec 27, 2023

This again. :facepalm:They try to heat it to 80s buuuuut that is only doable while it is inside the heating mechanism itself. As soon as it leaves it the water gradually lowers in temperature. Think of it as being like a jacuzzi vs swimming pool. A jacuzzi is easy to keep the water warm because there is a constant circulation and the water amount is smaller. As soon as you try doing the same thing with a pool it gets a bit harder. The more you increase the scale of water the more difficult it gets to heat the water. Now try increasing it to an entire water park with tons of exposure to cold air for most of the day and a brief period of hours where the weather is some what warm in some some spots. Disney has this particularly hard at blizzard beach as a lot of the water park is shaded so there is less sun exposure on the water in many spots. That is why the water at blizzard beach is colder than typhoon lagoon. Now add in rain, morning dew, and the fact that there is a lot less warm people getting in the water and you can see why the water is colder. Sure they can claim all day long that the water is near the 80s but I doubt right now it is anywhere close to 80 till spring time. Sure inside the water introduced out of the heating pipes is 80 but its doubtful its gonna be that warm for long as it combines with water that is closer to the ambient temperatures orlando is seeing right now.