ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. – Although Disney World’s theme parks reopened in July following a four-month-long closure due to the pandemic, the water parks did not—and it looks like they will remain closed until early next year.

What You Need To Know

  • Disney World shared update about water parks

  • Blizzard Beach and Typhoon Lagoon to remain closed until March

  • Disney plans to open one of the water parks on March 7

In an update on its website, Disney World said it plans to open either Disney’s Blizzard Beach or Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon on March 7, 2021, pending government approvals. Disney didn’t specify which water park would open, saying that it would share more details at a later time.

The planned reopening date could change, Disney also noted in the update on its website.

In the meantime, Disney will be issuing partial refunds to annual passholders who had water park access as part of their pass because of the extended closure. Platinum Plus and Premier passholders can expect refunds to arrive by “late October through early November.” Other ticket holders impacted by the water park closure will also be given options, including canceling or modifying their tickets.

Other water parks in the Central Florida area, including Universal’s Volcano Bay and SeaWorld’s Aquatica, have been open for the last few months, with health and safety measures in place.

Disney World also implemented safety measures at its parks, including mandatory face masks, temperature screenings and social distancing protocols. The parks have also been operating with reduced capacity, requiring visitors to make a reservation in advance.