Walt Disney World Resort Provides First Updates on Operational Changes Ahead of Arrival of Hurricane Ian

As Hurricane Ian looms closer and is expected to impact all of Florida, Walt Disney World Resort has provided the first updates on operational changes because of the storm. The updates can be found at disneyworld.com/weather and as of Monday afternoon were as follows:

Weather Updates & Information

Walt Disney World Resort is currently operating under normal conditions as we prepare to make necessary adjustments based on the latest information from the National Weather Service. 

We continue to put the safety of our Cast Members and Guests first and will share updates with you as we monitor Hurricane Ian.

Walt Disney World Resorts

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 will temporarily close Wednesday, Sept. 28 through Friday, Sept. 30 due to the weather. We are contacting Guests with current and upcoming reservations.

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 will temporarily close Wednesday, Sept. 28 through Friday, Sept. 30 due to the weather. We are contacting Guests with current and upcoming reservations.

Walt Disney World Theme Parks and Water Parks

Walt Disney World theme parks are currently operating under normal conditions. Please continue to monitor news outlets for the latest weather information. 

Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon will close temporarily Wednesday, Sept. 28 and Thursday, Sept. 29. (Disney’s Blizzard Beach is currently closed). 

Winter Summerland Miniature Golf and Fantasia Gardens Miniature Golf will also temporarily close Wednesday, Sept. 28 and Thursday, Sept. 29.

Dining, Enchanting Extras, and Special Events

Effective immediately, we will not enforce cancelation policies until further notice for dining and other experiences like Savi’s Workshop and Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique. 

Performances of Hoop-Dee-Doo Musical Revue have been canceled Sept. 28-30 in light of the temporary closure of Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground. Guests with pre-paid reservations will be automatically canceled and refunded.

Disney Springs

Disney Springs is currently operating under normal conditions.

Daps Magic will continue to monitor Hurricane Ian and the impact it has on Walt Disney World Resort. Currently, the hurricane has strengthened to be a Category 2 storm. It is expected to move over Cuba on Tuesday morning as a Category 3 storm and then become a Category 4. Most projections now currently have the storm hitting the Tampa Bay region as soon as Wednesday, depending on how fast the storm moves. There is a very real possibility that it will slow down as the week progresses.

For those that are visiting Walt Disney World Resort this week, continue to watch Daps Magic, disneyworld.com/weather, and the Walt Disney World social media channels for more updates. As conditions evolve, this could lead to more cancellations, closures, or other modifications for operations at Walt Disney World Resort.

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