Solar Eclipse impacts to Walt Disney World operations

Aug 21, 2017 in "Magic Kingdom"

Today's solar eclipse will impact park operations at the Walt Disney World Resort from around 1:15pm to 4:30pm.

At Disney's Animal Kingdom, the animal trails will temporarily close as darkness falls, and will reopen once normal lighting resumes.

At Magic Kingdom, Tom Sawyer Island will close for the day at 2pm.

Blizzard Beach will close some attractions during the low light periods, and will offer additional entertainment on the beach area during that time. A direct shuttle to Typhoon lagoon will be available from 1:30pm to 2:45pm. Typhoon Lagoon is planned to operate as normal.

No impacts are expected at Epcot or Disney's Hollywood Studios.

Note that Disney will not be selling solar viewing glasses at the parks.

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Article Posted: Aug 21, 2017 / 7:30am EDT