Walt Disney World Releases Hurricane Dorian Update, Announces Closures
As Hurricane Dorian approaches Florida and Orlando, Walt Disney World has released an official statement about the storm and even announced one closure.
Tomorrow, Sunday, September 1, Disney’s Blizzard Beach Water Park will be closed in preparation of the approaching storm. Sporting events over the weekend have also been canceled. This is official statement Walt Disney World released pertaining to Hurricane Dorian:
Walt Disney World Resort is operating under normal circumstances. We are closely monitoring the path of the projected weather, as nothing is more important the safety of our Guests and Cast Members.
We are taking precautions including canceling weekend sporting events and Disney’s Blizzard Beach Water Park on Sunday. We are also prepared to contact Guests as necessary with current and upcoming reservations at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground, Copper Creek Cabins at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge, Tree House Villas at Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa and the Bungalows at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort to plan for anticipated weather impacts.
Walt Disney World’s official hurricane policy officially states If a hurricane warning is issued by the National Hurricane Center for the Orlando area—or for your place of residence—within 7 days of your scheduled arrival date, you may call in advance to reschedule or cancel your Walt Disney Travel Company Disney Resort Hotel Package and most room only reservations (booked directly with Disney) without any cancellation or change fees imposed by Disney. However, they enacted this policy as early as Wednesday without a hurricane warning being issued in advance of Hurricane Dorian.
As of this morning, it appears Hurricane Dorian has taken more of an easterly jog which is great news for Florida and Walt Disney World (but not so great for those living along the coast of Georgia and the Carolinas.) The Hurricane is considered a Category 4 with sustained winds of 145 mph. If it stays on the course it’s currently on, it might not cause too many problems in Florida but these storms are so unpredictable, it’s better to be overly prepared. Make sure to keep it here at MickeyBlog.com for all the latest.
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We send out well wishes that everyone in the path of Hurricane Dorian stays safe!
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