Some water parks and resorts at Walt Disney World are closing momentarily as Hurricane Ian approaches the Florida coast.
Since Monday evening, the western coast of Florida, including Tampa Bay and the Dry Tortugas, an island in Monroe County, has been under Hurricane warnings due to the storm’s purported intensification.
Hurricane Ian is expected to weaken over the following several days, therefore Walt Disney World is informing tourists that some of its attractions will be closed for the duration of the storm. The following is a list of resorts that will be closing in the near future.
NEWS RELEASED BY WALT DISNEY WORLD
On September 26, the official Disney Parks Twitter account provided an update on Hurricane Ian by announcing that Disney World was making preparations for any required operational modifications in light of data from The National Weather Service.
While most hotels and amusement parks are open as normal today, several may be closing in the following few days to wait out the storm.
All of our Cast Member’s and Guests’ safety is our first priority, and we will keep you posted as we watch Hurricane Ian, the website says.
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ALL THE RESORTS CLOSED DUE TO HURRICANE IAN
During the time period of September 28-30, 2018, the following Walt Disney World Resorts will be closed.
- Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground
- Copper Creek Cabins at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge
- Treehouse Villas at Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa
- Bungalows at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort
It goes on to say that anybody who has bookings at the hotel right now or in the near future would be notified.
AMUSEMENT PARKS WILL STILL BE OPEN.
Until further notice is given, all Walt Disney World parks will remain open and operating as usual.
Not a single concert, restaurant reservation, or other activity has been canceled. And Disney Springs is up for business as well.