After getting a hurricane notice, a Disney Guest documented the evacuation process from Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground.
Category 4 Hurricane Ian hit Florida on Wednesday just shy of a Category 5 storm. Even though the coastal areas of Naples and Fort Myers will get the worst of the hurricane, Central Florida is also expecting tropical storm-level winds, and the storm is expected to hit the area of Orange County as Category 1 sometime between tonight and Thursday morning.
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As she drove through a storm at Fort Wilderness Resort on a golf cart, Rose explained that her family would pack up and park their RV in the Magic Kingdom parking lot, and then head to a new Resort. “The CMs were very helpful and answered any questions we had,” Rose continued. “Since we are a larger family, we were sent to Art of Animation. Port Orleans was an option for smaller families.” In the comments, Rose also revealed that Disney didn’t make Guests pay for the new Resort.
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In Rose’s final video on Tuesday, she said that her family chose to leave Walt Disney World Resort, citing the increasingly worrisome situation of hurricane Ian and Art of Animation being slammed.
Like Fort Wilderness Resort and Campground, Walt Disney World Resort has already closed its Resort Hotels’ flood-prone areas, relocated current Guests to safer accommodations, and refunded immanent Guests.
Continuing through to today, current Disney World Resort Guests have been settling in, getting ready to shelter in place over the next day or so. Cast Members have also made special box meals available for purchase.
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