Now that the storm has passed by Central Florida and the weather is starting to clear up, Disney is getting ready to reopen the parks. They will do this with a phased reopening, which means that the park opening times are a little different than usual. Check out the full schedule for reopening here.
As Tropical Storm Ian continues on its path through Florida, Disney World is making preparations to reopen the parks once the weather calms down.
Disney has announced that the parks and Disney Springs will reopen this week in a phased way, and most hotels in Disney World will be accepting new check-ins starting at 3PM on Friday, September 30th. However, it’s possible that Disney is still limiting new reservations for its hotels. [Read more…]
Hurricane Ian has officially made landfall in Florida, bringing extreme winds, rain, and potential flooding with it. In preparation for the storm, Disney World closed its theme parks on Wednesday and Thursday (September 28th and 29th). The Orlando International Airport also shut down commercial operations, which means anyone staying at Disney World hotels is currently riding out the storm inside those rooms.
Disney Cast Members take care of the guests while they’re stuck at the hotel, often coming up with indoor activities like movie marathons or character meet-and-greets. Since most guests likely don’t have much food with them in their hotel rooms, another concern is making sure everyone gets the food they need. This is especially important now because we’re seeing many quick service restaurants at Disney World hotels fill up on Mobile Order availability. [Read more…]
BREAKING NEWS: Disney World, Universal Orlando, SeaWorld, and more local theme parks have announced multi-day closures ahead of Hurricane Ian. Airports in the Orlando area are closing as well. Disney World will close its theme parks and water parks on Wednesday, September 28th, and Thursday, September 29th. Disney Springs will be closed on Wednesday, September 28th. They expect Disney Springs will also be closed on Thursday, September 29th, but more updates on that will be coming soon.
As Hurricane Ian continues on its path toward Florida, Disney World is making preparations ahead of the storm. Cancelation policies have changed for Disney World tickets and vacation packages, certain hotels are going to be closed, and some attractions will shut down as well.
Now, Disney has announced that a popular experience will be canceled this week due to the incoming hurricane. [Read more…]
We’ve seen a lot of rough weather in Disney World since its sunny location also puts it at risk for more extreme weather.
UPDATE: Elsa has been downgraded to a tropical storm since this writing.
Disney World is no stranger to severe weather in the summer.
There are regular thunderstorms and very high temperatures to be aware of, and summer is also hurricane season. Hurricanes rarely make landfall in Orlando, but when they do, Disney World has shut down the parks a handful of times in the past. We’ve been keeping an eye on Tropical Storm Elsa, and we have an update you need to be aware of if you’re heading to Disney World in the next week.