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“Winter” Weather and Water

Not everyone mind the cold…

We have hit a cool spell here in Central Florida. When the temperatures dip, there is a good chance that the area water parks will all close. I’m not just talking about the Disney Water Parks, I also mean Volcano Bay at Universal, Aquatica, and Island H2O Live!.

The water in the pools at all of the major water parks is heated, so you don’t have to worry about that if the temperature is on the fence. The main reason that they close is that no one will go, so it does not make good financial sense to keep them open. I was at Typhoon Lagoon once when the temperature was almost cold enough for it to close. There were more Cast Members there than guests.

If you’re staying at a Walt Disney World Resort hotel, you can most likely still swim. The pools at the resorts are heated and staffed. If you are not staying on property, the hotel pool may not be heated. Ask at the front desk, or look for a layer of fog on top of the water. That will form if the air temperature is cold enough.

Before you head to a water park on a cool day, check to make sure that it is open. If you can’t find the information immediately online, check the park’s calendar. You could also call the park, just to double check. Make sure you find out before you leave your hotel or home. You don’t want to plan a fun day in the sun, only to get there and discover that the park isn’t operating.