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BREAKING NEWS: WALT DISNEY WORLD CLOSURE DUE TO HURICAN IAN


Given the latest projections for Hurricane Ian, Walt Disney World theme parks and water parks will be closed on Wednesday, Sept. 28 and Thursday, Sept. 29. Disney Springs will be closed on Wednesday, Sept. 28. Disney Springs will be closed on Thursday, Sept. 29, and they will provide updates as they continue to track the storm. They are monitoring weather conditions so they can make timely decisions for the safety of our Cast and Guests, including when it’s safe for Cast to return to the site to prepare for reopening.


Walt Disney World Theme Parks and Water Parks

Walt Disney World will temporarily close theme parks on Wednesday, Sept. 28 and Thursday, Sept. 29:

  • Magic Kingdom Park

  • EPCOT

  • Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park

  • Disney’s Hollywood Studios

  • Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon water park (Disney’s Blizzard Beach water park is currently closed for the season.)

  • Winter Summerland Miniature Golf, Fantasia Gardens and Fairways Miniature Golf

Partially used multi-day theme park tickets with a usage window impacted by Hurricane Ian related park closure will automatically be extended to use the remaining entitlements through any date through September 30, 2023.


Walt Disney World Resort Hotels For the safety of Guests and Cast Members, Guests must check in to our resorts on Sept. 28, by 3 p.m. If Guests want to reschedule their trip or cancel their stay with Disney; any customary cancellation fees will be waived.

  • Guests that are checked in by 3 p.m. Wednesday will be asked to shelter in place at their resort for the duration of the storm, this includes any resort-to-resort transfers

  • Guests are strongly encouraged to enjoy food and beverage offerings at the parks and Disney Springs before returning to their Resort hotels.

  • Dining options for Guests staying in our Resort hotels will vary, and in some cases may be very limited. Where available, restaurants will accept walk-ups only; Guests will not need dining reservations.

  • Characters will not be available in character dining locations on Wednesday and Thursday

  • The Grand Floridian Spa will close at noon Wednesday, Sept. 28.

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.

Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser voyages departing Tuesday, Sept. 27 and Thursday, Sept. 29 have been canceled due to the potential impact on the Guest experience. Guests with reservations for these dates are asked to please call 407-939-5209 for help with modifying their plans.


Dining, Enchanting Extras, and Special Events Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party at Magic Kingdom has been cancelled for Thursday, Sept. 29.

Effective immediately, Disney will not enforce cancellation policies until further notice for dining and other experiences like Savi’s Workshop, Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique and VIP Tours. Performances of Hoop-Dee-Doo Musical Revue have been cancelled Sept. 28 through Sept. 30 in light of the temporary closure of Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground. Guests with pre-paid reservations will be automatically cancelled and refunded.


Transportation

  • Walt Disney World Transportation will stop operating Tuesday night after Disney Springs and the Walt Disney World theme parks close.

  • Limited Minnie Van and Mears taxi service will be offered to Walt Disney World resort Guests with existing breakfast reservations.

Other Walt Disney World Experiences Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser voyages departing Tuesday, Sept. 27 and Thursday, Sept. 29 have been cancelled due to the potential impact on the Guest experience. Guests with reservations for these dates are asked to please call (407) 939-5209 for help with modifying their plans.

ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex will be closed Wednesday, Sept. 28 and Thursday, Sept. 29.


Disney Springs Disney Springs will be closed on Wednesday, Sept. 28. Disney anticipates Disney Springs will be closed on Thursday, Sept. 29, and will provide updates as they continue to track the storm.

Drawn to Life presented by Cirque du Soleil & Disney will be cancelled on Wednesday, Sept. 28 and Thursday Sept 29.

Guests are strongly encouraged to enjoy food and beverage offerings at the parks and Disney Springs before returning to their Resort hotels.


The most up-to-date information about temporary closures and impacts will be available via the My Disney Experience app and DisneyWorld.com/Weather or the Disney Travel website.

Please note that all reopening timelines are tentative, and subject to safety conditions.

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