pushes an arctic blast into the American Midwest, let's check in with our friends there who are passing the time online as they wait out the record cold.As warm air over the North Pole
I was joking today that if I still lived in the Chicago area, I would have been on the first flight I could book to Orlando to cover anything that would give me an excuse to get out of that frigid air. I remember walking along the Lake Michigan shore on many late January nights when I went to Northwestern, feeling the lake effect wind slicing through my heaviest winter coat. Those memories still make me shiver today, here in Southern California. Cold can be deadly serious, as I read too many mornings deep in the Chicago Tribune, telling of poor and sometimes homeless Chicagoans who lost their lives when they could not find protection from the sub-zero air.
Wednesday's forecast high in Chicago is -13 degrees (that's -25C for our friends in Europe). That's far worse that anything I experienced living many years in the Midwest, and I thought I'd seen some rough winters.
So best wishes to everyone hunkered down in this storm. To pass the time, here's a reminder that even Florida can experience a sub-freezing (though far from sub-zero) cold snap, with one of my favorite Stories from a Theme Park Insider: The day it snowed at Disney World.
I also looked for the warmest video I could find to help take your mind away from the cold. How about a trip to the Middle Eastern deserts of Dubai?
Or maybe our tour of Volcano Bay, during its pre-opening press event?
Wherever you are today, I hope that you are feeling safe and that you have the anticipation of an upcoming theme park visit (see below) to keep you in good spirits. Please check in with us in the comments — we'd love to hear from you!Tweet
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