5 Things You Must Know When Hurricanes Hit Walt Disney World -

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1. When the Parks Stay Open

If a hurricane is not a direct threat to the Walt Disney World Resort area, there is a good chance the parks will remain open.  But keep in mind that though the parks may remain open, many—if not all—of the outdoor attractions will stay closed during inclement weather.  Periodic spells of high winds and heavy rain can be expected if a storm is moving through the state even if Disney is out of the direct line of impact. As a result, certain low-lying areas prone to flooding could also potentially be roped off. 

Much of the entertainment is moved indoors; you’ll see far more indoor character meet and greets on a stormy park day than you’d experience on a sunny one. All in all, so long as the safety to their guests is not compromised, guests are permitted entrance to come and enjoy the indoor attractions, restaurants, character greetings, stores, etc., and Disney will do everything in their power to ensure you are still having a great experience. The magic doesn’t die just because Mother Nature is throwing an angry tantrum outside. The guest experience is of the utmost importance to Disney and they strive to exceed your expectations, regardless of whether or not the sun chooses to shine that day.

By Abigail

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