Orlando International Airport has announced that it will be suspending operations starting at 10:30 AM on Wednesday, September 28, 2022, due to Hurricane Ian. The airport made the announcement this morning that all commercial operations will stop starting at that time. Parking will also be closed at the same time. The announcement came after the airport consulted with the National Weather Service and determined that this would be the safest and best course of action to keep people safe. The airport is expected to reopen on Friday at some point, once the airport has had the chance to assess any damage from the hurricane.
The announcement of the closure was made by Orlando International Airport on social media:
The announcement will make arriving at Walt Disney World Resort during the airport’s closure more difficult. However, this is done to keep travelers safe from the impact of Hurricane Ian. Currently, the hurricane is a category 3 storm that is expected to reach category 4 before coming back down to category 1 when it reaches landfall in Florida near Tampa Bay. The primary concern when it does is storm surge for the area. Different models have the storm heading on different paths, some of them now include heading toward Orlando, the home of Walt Disney World Resort.
Travelers who were planning on flying into Orlando International Airport this week to go to Walt Disney World Resort should check with their airlines and also Walt Disney World Resort to see what their options are and to potentially rebook. Details about Hurricane Ian’s impact on Walt Disney World Resort can be found at DisneyWorld.com/Weather. Daps Magic will continue to provide updates at DapsMagic.com/Hurricane-Ian as well.
At this time, Walt Disney World continues to operate its main theme parks normally but is monitoring Hurricane Ian. The Disney Cruise Line also continues to monitor the Hurricane and the current update has only minimal impact on its operations.