The Tropics Wake Up with Storms Possibly Heading Towards Florida
The tropics have come alive in the last few days with 3 disturbances swirling around. The main one to keep on eye on right now is Tropical Depression 13. Forecasted tracks could potentially put this storm making landfall in Florida by Monday. Of course, a lot could change in the next couple of days but this is certainly one to keep an eye out for. We will continue to monitor and keep you updated.
We are in the midst hurricane season, and that means the whole East Coast is on guard from now though much of October. With Tropical Storm Gonzalo swirling out in the Atlantic possibly threatening Florida in the next couple of weeks, now is a good time for a refresher on Disney and hurricanes.
Florida’s Hurricane Season spans a surprising 6 months. It begins at the start of June and runs through the end of November. Hurricane activity can happen at any time but storms tend to be more plentiful from around the middle to end of August through the end of October.
Many visitors worried about potential hurricanes should read this closely as it will hopefully help to put your mind at ease.
Disney’s Official Hurricane Policy is as follows:
- If a Hurricane Warning is issued by the National Hurricane Center for the Orlando are OR your place of residence within 7 days of your scheduled arrival date, guests have the option of calling in advance to reschedule your vacation package or room reservations to another date.
- Under these circumstances, cancellation or change fees would not be imposed by Disney.
- Products and services provided by third-party suppliers included in your vacation (like flights and car rentals) are not refundable by Disney. You would need to contact the companies directly to find out what their individual policies are.
For those looking to reschedule- Disney will make every attempt to match the booking that you are cancelling to a future booking. However, it should be noted that Disney CANNOT guarantee you that the same resort/room category will be available for your new dates.
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