Disney’s Blizzard Beach Water Park Likely Opening Next Month for Holiday Season, Typhoon Lagoon Closing

Shannen Ace

Disney’s Blizzard Beach Water Park Likely Opening Next Month for Holiday Season, Typhoon Lagoon Closing

Shannen Ace

Disney’s Blizzard Beach Water Park Likely Opening Next Month for Holiday Season, Typhoon Lagoon Closing

It looks like Disney’s Blizzard Beach water park will be open for the winter holidays, while Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon water park will close for the season. The two water parks have not operated simultaneously since the COVID-19 pandemic hit in 2020, and it doesn’t seem like that will change anytime soon.

Blizzard Beach Likely to Reopen

santa claus blizzard beach

Currently, Typhoon Lagoon is open, but the Walt Disney World website doesn’t list any operating hours for the park past November 4, 2023, even though the calendar goes into April 2024. Blizzard Beach doesn’t have any upcoming hours listed, either, but it’s possible it will reopen on November 5 as Typhoon Lagoon closes.

The Walt Disney World website also lists Blizzard Beach under its holiday offerings, confirming the park is scheduled to reopen soon. At Blizzard Beach, guests can expect daily “snowfall” and appearances by Santa Claus, in addition to the park’s general winter wonderland theming.

Blizzard Beach was last open from November 2022 to March 2023, although it had to close several times in December and January due to cold weather. Disney also added new “Frozen” theming to the park last year. Typhoon Lagoon reopened in March 2023 and has been operating since.

Holidays at Walt Disney World

Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party parade float

Guests can celebrate Christmas at Magic Kingdom with Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party, taking place on select nights in November and December. Three events have already sold out.

During Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party, guests can enjoy Minnie’s Wonderful Christmastime Fireworks, Mickey’s Most Merriest Celebration, Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmastime Parade, character meet and greets, and holiday attraction overlays. There are also complimentary treats and exclusive merchandise.

frozen holiday surprise art

Beginning this year, a brand-new “Frozen”-inspired show called “Frozen Holiday Surprise” will be performed at Magic Kingdom, during regular park hours and during Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party.

The EPCOT International Festival of the Holidays and the “Candlelight Processional” will return in November. This year’s Celebrity narrators were announced in October. The EPCOT International Festival of the Holidays will run from November 24 through December 30, 2023. Returning festival traditions include storytellers, musical acts and performers, and Holiday Kitchens.

At Disney’s Hollywood Studios, Disney Jollywood Nights will debut. The first two nights of this after-hours holiday party are sold out, but other event dates are still available. During Disney Jollywood Nights, guests can enjoy a “The Nightmare Before Christmas” sing-alongHoliday Fiesta En La Calle, a holiday special hosted by Kermit and Miss Piggy, and the returning “Jingle Bell, Jingle BAM!” nighttime spectacular. Mickey & Friends will have new character costumes and there will be special food and beverage items.

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