2017 Solar Eclipse And How It Will Affect Walt Disney World Parks And Attractions

Danny Cox

On Monday afternoon, the 2017 total solar eclipse is set to take place and it is going to affect schools, places of employment, sporting events, and even Walt Disney World. As it is still summer and a lot of people are on vacation, guests have been wondering what kind of things may take place in the parks in Orlando. Well, nothing celebratory is currently planned, but there will be some parks and attractions which will be affected.

As reported by Live Science, there will be a great American eclipse on Monday, Aug. 21, 2017, as the moon moves in front of the sun and blocks the rays from getting to Earth. Some areas will see a total eclipse, while many others will see a partial eclipse, and again, that does include Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida.

Orlando is expected to get around 88 percent coverage of the sun, and that will cause Disney to alter some hours and operation. Here are all the known changes and effects at Walt Disney World for the solar eclipse on Monday.

The Festival of Fantasy Parade at 2 p.m. is not expected to be delayed at all and will take place as scheduled.

A direct bus will also run from Blizzard Beach to Typhoon Lagoon from 1:30 p.m. to 2:45 p.m if guests are looking to hop between the two water parks.

When asked about the ferryboats and other types of boat transportation to and from the parks, Disney advised there may be some alterations.

#WaltDisneyWorld will operate as normal during the eclipse with slight adjustments to the operations to account for lighting.

— WDW Today (@WDWToday) August 19, 2017

The 2017 total solar eclipse is going to affect a lot of people, animals, schools, and businesses across the United States on Monday. To some, it will only be a partial eclipse, though, and those areas won't lose light entirely. As for Walt Disney World, the darkness of the eclipse is going to affect some attractions and some parks, which means guests will need to be prepared. If they don't want to waste a second of the magic, they'll have to be ready for whatever the darkness may bring.

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