Disney World stays open as Hurricane Ian approaches Florida

Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando remained open Tuesday amid the method of Hurricane Ian alongside Florida’s western coast — although some surrounding Disney properties are set to quickly shut.

The corporate stated in an announcement that its theme parks and Disney Springs procuring space are “presently working below regular situations,” even because it prepares to make changes as wanted based mostly on climate knowledge.

Among the many different properties Disney says will probably be closed Sept. 28 by Sept. 30:

  • Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground. Performances of Hoop-Dee-Doo Musical Revue have additionally been canceled Sept. 28-30; friends with pre-paid reservations will probably be routinely canceled and refunded. 
  • Copper Creek Cabins at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge
  • Treehouse Villas at Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa
  • The Bungalows at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort

Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser resort can even be closed by Sept. 30.

Two different properties will probably be closed Sept. 28 by Sept. 29:

  • Disney’s Storm Lagoon
  • Winter Summerland Miniature Golf
  • Fantasia Gardens Miniature Golf

Disney stated it’s contacting friends with present and upcoming reservations since these areas will probably be closing. Additionally it is not implementing cancellation insurance policies for eating and different experiences like Savi’s Workshop and Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique.

In response to Disney’s hurricane coverage, if a hurricane warning is issued by the Nationwide Hurricane Heart for the Orlando space inside seven days of a visitor’s scheduled arrival date, they might name upfront to reschedule or cancel Walt Disney Journey Firm Disney Resort lodge packages and most room-only reservations with none cancellation or change charges imposed by Disney.

The coverage doesn’t apply if their keep was not booked by the Walt Disney Journey Firm.

In response to The Factors Man journey weblog, a lot of Disney World, together with the landmark Cinderella Citadel, is constructed to face up to hurricanes, and it’s common for Floridians uncovered to a hurricane elsewhere within the state to experience out the storm on the park.

Since opening in 1971, Disney World has solely been compelled to shut eight instances on account of a hurricane, in response to the unofficial Disney weblog Inside The Magic. The latest closure occurred in 2019 as Hurricane Dorian approached.

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