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PHOTOS: EPCOT Plants Covered to Prepare for Freezing Temperatures

A cold front will be moving through Central Florida starting this evening, and the National Weather Service has instituted a wind chill advisory for 4:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. Saturday. A freeze watch is in place through Sunday morning, as temperatures could get down to near 25 degrees.

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With freezing temperatures liable to kill or damage plants, Walt Disney World is preparing. Tarps have been placed over several EPCOT flower beds, including the one outside Mission: SPACE.

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We also saw tarps outside Test Track.

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These tarps will help protect the plants from the wind and cold.

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They are snugly wrapped over the flower beds and secured.

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Not every flower bed has been covered.

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There were many protective tarps around the Imagination! Pavilion.

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Even hedges have been wrapped.

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The cold weather has also forced Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon to close again.

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  1. As a kid, I was in WDW during the superstorm of ’93, which mostly impacted folks in the northeast, but central Florida had multiple nights dip into the 20s. I remember being in EPCOT where they had water fountains running constantly due to potential of the pipes freezing over! This was March 13-15, 1993.

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