Disney Parks has officially given fans an update on Twitter about their response to Tropical Storm Nicole, which is set to hit Florida tonight.
Tropical Storm Nicole is expected to make landfall in Brevard County–right at the Brevard/Indian River line–before making her way northwest. The worst conditions are also expected to hit Central Florida on Thursday, November 10. Nicole, though currently a Tropical Storm, is just shy of a hurricane and is predicted to become one, per the .
New 12z model runs are coming in, and are showing hurricane conditions for Brevard County;
FutureCast brings the storm ashore right at the Brevard/Indian River line. GFS is a touch south in the treasure coast, but still showing hurricane conditions along our coastal areas… pic.twitter.com/nfRO2oTeFv
— Eric Burris (@EricBurrisWESH) November 9, 2022
While Florida has declared a state of emergency, the Walt Disney World Resort had flip-flopped a little on whether the Disney Park was going to close for the storm. As of late this morning, the Disney Parks Twitter account has shared the update that the Walt Disney World Resort Theme Parks—Magic Kingdom Park, EPCOT, Disney’s Hollywood Studios, Disney’s Animal Kingdom—will have a phased closure today, November 9, beginning at 5 p.m. and will remain closed through tomorrow morning, November 10. The update even went so far as to say the Parks will likely not reopen at their regularly scheduled time tomorrow as well.
Each will be closing early beginning at 5 p.m. starting with , Disney’s Hollywood Studios at 6 p.m., EPCOT and at 7 p.m.
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— Disney Parks (@DisneyParks) November 9, 2022
This update comes after Disney rescinded their cancellation announcements yesterday, after first suggesting they would be closing the Parks in preparation for the incoming storm. Disney had initially announced that & Campground, at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge, at & Spa and the Bungalows at will be closed Wednesday, November 9 through Friday, November 11. This also comes after the reports from that it would cease all commercial operations due to starting today, November 9, at 4 p.m.
Tropical Storm Nicole comes after the devastation that Hurricane Ian rained on Florida earlier this autumn. While the Disney Parks only announced their official closure today, Disney Cruise Line had already made an official statement regarding two of their routes earlier this week. Two Disney Cruise Line itineraries changed their regularly scheduled stop at Disney’s Private Island destination, Castaway Cay. DCL also changed its stop in Nassau to Cozumel, Mexico.
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