2. The Closing of the Parks
The Disney Parks are open 365 days a year and rarely ever see an unexpected closure. As mentioned previously, however, there have been a few hurricanes that were serious enough threats to have caused Disney to close the gates for the safety of their guests.
When Disney closes their parks, guests are asked to shelter at their resort for the duration of the storm. In the past, guests who have been on property when such an instance has occurred have reported that Disney not only amps up the resort activities—providing a refreshing distraction via lobby games, character meet and greets, movie marathons, etc.—but they also have an incredibly organized food system in place, ensuring that each and every guest get served their proper meals as well as an adequate supply of snacks.
Previous accounts claim that each resort room had a detailed instruction sheet slipped under the door, erasing any confusion and answering questions guests might have had about what to do and how to proceed during the storm. I’ve yet to read an account of a previous guest who found themselves in miserable conditions while hunkering down at their Disney resort. In fact, I’ve encountered more stories than not of guests who wholeheartedly enjoyed the unusual circumstances they found themselves in on those particular hurricane lockdown days and the measures that Disney took to not only ensure their safety and well-being, but also to create an environment free of chaos and panic, while providing the Disney magic even in the midst of the storm.