Tomorrow is the big day! Do you have your solar eclipse glasses? (Or were you one of those who was scrambling to find a spare pair anywhere this weekend?) I’ve got my glasses and I’m ready to go! (Thank goodness I didn’t buy one of the recalled pairs from Amazon cause I almost did!)
Well, the eclipse will also be impacting those who are visiting Walt Disney World on Monday from around 1:15 p.m. until around 4:30 p.m. So here is what you need to know due to the low visibility that will occur in the parks due to this natural phenomenon.
At the Magic Kingdom, Tom Sawyer Island will be closing for the day at 2:00 p.m.
At Disney’s Animal Kingdom, both the Gorilla Falls and the Maharajah Jungle Trek animal trails will be closed prior to the onset of darkness. The animal trails will reopen when natural lighting allows them to.
The water parks will also see some impacts courtesy of the solar eclipse. Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon will utilize nighttime lighting, however it will be open as otherwise normal. At Disney’s Blizzard Beach, attractions will close as needed during the time of the eclipse, as needed. The park will also offer entertainment on the beach area with additional lighting when it gets dark. There will also be bus transportation to Typhoon Lagoon from 1:30 p.m. until 2:45 p.m.
A couple of additional notes about the eclipse. The Walt Disney World Resort is not selling solar eclipse glasses. For those who don’t have glasses, Guests can catch the local news coverage via their in-room televisions or by watching coverage on their mobile device.
For more information about the solar eclipse, make sure to check out this link.