The Subtropical Storm Nicole has been causing issues for Florida residents and theme parks like those found in Walt Disney World Resort and Universal Orlando Resort — so much so that it seems that Disney has gotten flustered and closed a few properties too early!
Subtropical Storm Nicole has caused Central Florida to enter a state of emergency, and Disney World has been put under a tropical warning. while Disney Cruise Line has issued its own statements about the impending bad weather. This caused Walt Disney World Resort to announce the planned closure of several Disney Resorts earlier today.
As Disney said in this morning’s website update, “For the safety of our Guests and Cast Members, 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 be closed Wednesday, November 9 through Friday, November 11. We are contacting Guests with current and upcoming reservations impacted by this change.”
Even though Disney seemed focused on “continuing to closely monitor Subtropical Storm Nicole,” it looks like Walt Disney World might have decided not to play it so safe when it comes to Subtropical Storm Nicole (which could potentially become Hurricane Nicole and cause damage in Florida just like the recent tropical storm and Hurricane Ian did).
The closures that have been added to the site (in lieu of the closures for Disney Resorts and the show called the Hoop-Dee-Doo Musical Revue) are Typhoon Lagoon Water Park, Winter Summerland Miniature Golf, Fantasia Gardens, and Fairways Miniature Golf. This closure announcement specifically relates to Thursday, November 10.
— Eric Burris (@EricBurrisWESH) November 8, 2022
Since the previous Disney Resort closures for Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday have been removed from the site, it seems like Disney has chosen to take back that announcement. Disney Fanatic will continue to keep an eye on any news pertaining to Subtropical Storm Nicole and any relevant news from the National Hurricane Center.