BREAKING NEWS: Disney Announces Closures and will Waive Change & Cancellation Fees for Hurricane Ian
Hurricane season had a late start this year but mother nature is surly making up for it! Hurricane Ian has its eyes set on Florida for Wednesday into Thursday.
Thankfully, Walt Disney World has great news for guests whose vacations would be impacted by Hurricane Ian.
Change & Cancellation Fees
“Due to potential weather impacts to guest travel plans, change and cancellation fees imposed by Disney will be waived for check-in dates of Monday, 9/26 – Monday, 10/3.” Disney states in an official announcement on the Disney Travel Agents website.
Most room only and vacation packages will be able to be modified online without having to call-in and dealing with lengthy hold times. Guests will be able to change travel dates or cancel their Disney Vacation without incurring any fees.
Typically, there are fees associated with changes and cancellations so close to travel dates:
- $50 change fee to any modification to a package within less than 30 days of travel.
- If guests need to cancel their Disney Vacation within 2-29 days of arrival, guests will lose their $200 deposit.
- If guests need to cancel their vacation within 1 day of arrival, the full package is non refundable.
This is a BIG DEAL for guests who are on the fence about their up coming Walt Disney World Vacation this week!
Walt Disney World Closures
As Walt Disney World gears up for Hurricane Ian, they are focusing on Guest and Cast Member Safety.
As of right now, 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 impending weather conditions.
Disney is in the process of reaching out to guests starting at the resorts above with upcoming reservations.
Other closures include Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon, closing Wednesday, September 29th and Thursday, September 30th. Disney’s two miniature golf courses: Winter Summerland Miniature Golf and Fantasia Gardens Miniature Golf will also temporarily close Wednesday, September 28th and Thursday, September 29th.
Walt Disney World also announced that they will relax cancelation policies for dining and other experiences.
“Effective immediately, we will not enforce cancelation policies until further notice for dining and other experiences like Savi’s Workshop and Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique,” Disney says in a statement released on Monday.
Walt Disney World will be monitoring the weather as the storm creeps closer to Florida. More announcements and changes could still be to come.
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For everyone in Hurricane Ian’s path, please stay safe!