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Disney World Offers Major Discounts Amid Impending Hurricane

Disney World discounts hurricane
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Hurricane Idalia will now pass near Walt Disney World as a Category 1 storm. The impending weather may not be the Category 5 chaos that creates havoc across the news media, but it is still a substantial storm heading toward Florida. Walt Disney World has now stepped up to offer a gesture of support to residents evacuating the storm’s path and the dedicated first responders who will tirelessly work to ensure safety and recovery during and after the hurricane.

Disney World Hurricane Idalia Statement

Disney World Hurricane Discounts

Disney World has offered up its resort hotels to those fleeing Hurricane Idalia. The prospect of finding shelter can be daunting for Florida residents who find themselves compelled to evacuate their homes due to the approaching hurricane. However, Disney World is offering a generous 50% discount on stays at its resort hotels during the crucial evenings of August 29 to August 31, 2023. This initiative, which applies to new bookings and is subject to availability, provides a safe haven from the storm’s uncertainties.

Disney World hasn’t forgotten those preparing to assist with the storm. As a gesture of appreciation, Disney World is offering the same 50% discount on resort hotel stays during the aforementioned dates to first responders assisting in storm-related recovery efforts. It’s a noticeably nice gesture that acknowledges the selfless dedication of these people who put their lives on the line to ensure the safety and well-being of their communities.

Most people see this as a sign of goodwill by the company. However, some critics on social media believe otherwise. For every thank you to the company, you can also find a detractor who believes Disney is trying to profit from the storm. While this may be partly true, the 50% discount is not a small gesture of support. It will likely be a huge help for many of those evacuating the hurricane’s path and responding to its aftermath.

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For those considering this option, Florida residents evacuating the storm can contact Disney at (407) W-DISNEY for detailed information, while first responders can reach out to (407) 828-3200 (Option 3).

Tropical Storm Idalia

Credit: National Hurricane Center

Disney World Updates on Hurricane

While the hurricane may bring uncertainty and anxiety, Disney is doing its best to alleviate these hurdles. Vacationers who have planned a trip during this period can change or cancel without imposing fees for check-in dates of August 28, 2023, to September 4, 2023. The park will also serve as a staging area for storm-related recovery efforts in the state of Florida.

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It is important to note that Walt Disney World has yet to announce any sort of cancellation of the theme park as a whole. As of 11 a.m. on August 29, the Disney website reports that “Walt Disney World is currently operating under normal conditions.”

They are closely monitoring the path of the projected weather and will continue to prioritize the safety of their guests and cast members. However, they have also since asked visitors staying at their outdoor Fort Wilderness Resort and Campgrounds to exercise caution to remove and stow all outside items, including tents and décor, and take in camper awnings by 6 p.m. on Tuesday, August 29.

About Michael Stoyanoff

Michael is a Disney fan with an entertainment background and passion for writing. Living in Orlando, he has been around the theme parks for over a decade. In his free time he enjoys running, playing video games, and traveling the world. He also loves hanging out with his dog, Mr. Pippers the Pug.

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