Disney, Universal shut down Florida water parks because it’s too cold

Temperatures could hit the mid-30s by evening

It’s too cold in Florida to go for a swim.

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That’s the thinking of some of the state’s biggest water parks, which have been shut down as cold temperatures hit Orlando. Tuesday, temperatures hovered around 53 degrees during the day and were forecast to hit 35 in the evening, according to AccuWeather.

Disney Blizzard Beach Water Park will be closed on at least Jan. 21 and Jan. 22, according to the company’s website, which shows no available hours for the attraction on those days.

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As for Universal, the Volcano Bay attraction — “a spectacular volcano towering over a sun swept beach” — has been temporarily shut down at Orlando Resort and Aquatica Orlando locations. The park will remain closed through Jan. 23, then close again from Jan. 27 through Jan 30, when temperatures could dip and with a possibility of rain.

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The resort did not immediately respond to a request for comment from FOX Business but posted on Twitter that “#VolcanoBay will be closed due to cold weather on Monday, January 20th, Tuesday, January 21st and Wednesday, January 22nd.” For updates on when the park will reopen, it continued, “please call 407-817-8317.”

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AccuWeather said that during the peak of the cold, highs could “range from the lower 30s over the southern Appalachians to the middle 60s in South Florida. Low temperatures are forecast to range from the middle teens over the southern Appalachians to near 50 in the Florida Keys. However, a breeze will make it feel colder along the Atlantic coast.”

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