Tropical Storm Ian has torn through Florida, causing a multitude of issues statewide.
Flood warnings have been issued, special events were canceled, hotels closed, the airport closed to commercial flights, and Disney World closed its theme parks for September 28th and 29th. Now Disney World has adjusted its hurricane policy, and here’s what you need to know.
Among the uncertainty about recovery efforts necessary in Florida, Disney World has extended its hurricane policy. Previously, Disney offered to waive change and cancelation fees for check-in dates between September 26th to October 3rd, but they have since extended this period of time to October 6th, 2022. Now, Disney has once again extended this to October 9th.
As of now, Disney World has announced that they will reopen on Friday, September 30th, although visitors will not be allowed to check into Disney hotels until 3PM ET. No check-ins were accepted on September 29th, and dining has been very limited at hotels that remained open.
Select Disney World hotels will continue to be closed for the day on Friday, including Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground, Copper Creek Cabins at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge, Treehouse Villas at Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa, and the Bungalows at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort. If you have a reservation at one of these hotels soon, Disney has said that they will be contacting you.
Disney is not currently showing any park pass reservation availability for Friday, September 30th, but they have announced that the parks will reopen that day. We’ll be watching closely for more updates, so stay tuned to DFB.
If you’re looking for more information about Tropical Storm Ian, we recommend checking out the following links:
- Full List of Restaurants Open and Closed at Disney World’s Hotels During Tropical Storm Ian
- A Step-By-Step Guide to Hurricane Cancelation Policies and Refunds in Disney World
- NEWS: Disney Wish Sailing CANCELED Due to Hurricane Ian
- NEWS: Universal Orlando and SeaWorld CLOSING Due to Hurricane Ian