Festival of Fantasy Parade- Beauty and the Beast float with Anna and Elsa and Olaf the snowman

Disney World Cancels or Closes Attractions Due to Cold Weather

It’s not unusual for temperatures to dip into the 40s in the winter in Orlando, but it is unusual to get this cold especially during the day! The highs over the next couple days may be in the 50s, but the lows are in the 30s with wind chills several degrees colder than that. What’s more, there’s a freeze warning until Friday morning meaning that temperatures could feel as cold as the upper 20s! By Sunday, the temperatures will be in the 50s and 60s but with the chance of rain and still some wind chills.

These sub-freezing temps have led to some cancellations and closures around the Disney World Resort.

The cold never bothered me anyway!
The cold never bothered me anyway!
  • Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon- one of two Disney World water parks) is closed through Saturday, January 6th. (Blizzard Beach is currently closed for annual refurbishments.)
  • Pools at the Disney resort hotels have been closed for a couple days, but they should be reopen now. Disney will close them again if it gets too cold. Hot tubs remain open!
  • The Ferrytale Fireworks Dessert Cruise on Friday, January 5th has been cancelled.
  • The Spirit of Aloha Dinner Shows at both 5:15 and 8:15 at Disney’s Polynesian Resort have been cancelled through January 5th, and the 8:15 show for January 6th has been cancelled as well. If you made Advanced Dining Reservations for this show, contact Disney World for a refund or reservation change.

Visiting Disney World during cold weather can be just as fun as when it’s warm. Bundle up, and wear layers so you can ditch them piece by piece as it warms up during the day or put them back on as it cools off at night.

Pack a Disney day bag with some extra pieces like a hat, gloves, and scarf especially for when you might have to stand outside in line or when riding outside rides like Test Track. Trust me; I speak from experience!

Have you ever visited Disney World during a cold spurt?