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  • On Mar 11, 2019
    Gretchen from TX Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Hello, we'll be going to Disneyworld November 2019 (Thanksgiving week) we are arriving a day early and wanted to go to the water park. Will the weather be warm enough and if not do they provide refunds if the park is closed due to weather?

    Hi, Gretchen! Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    My family and I love our annual Walt Disney World Resort trips during Thanksgiving week! Over the years, though, we've experienced everything from shorts-and-t-shirt weather to sweaters and jeans. At that time of year, only one of the Water Parks is typically open as the other undergoes its annual refurbishment. An unusual cold snap in 2018 did close Disney's Typhoon Lagoon Water Park for two days in late November and another day with highs in the 50s closed Disney's Blizzard Beach Water Park in January of this year.

    Since the weather can be unpredictable, I'd recommend waiting until closer to your departure date to purchase your Water Park ticket. Without FastPass+ or Dining reservations available at the Water Parks, you can purchase your tickets close to your arrival without worrying about missing out on anything.

    You could also spend your first afternoon at Fantasia Gardens and Fairways Miniature GolfWinter Summerland Miniature Golf or Disney Springs. Watching Frozen 2 when it premieres this November at AMC Movies at Disney Springs 24 would also be an excellent way to spend a potentially chilly afternoon.

    I'll keep my fingers crossed for warm Water Park weather for you, Gretchen!

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