With Hurricane Ian coming closer to landfall, Floridians are hunkering down, and Disney World is watching the hurricane’s trajectory.
Per the latest update on Hurricane Ian, the Walt Disney World Resort is now officially under “Hurricane Watch.” The National Hurricane Center (NHC)’s 11:00 am advisory on Hurricane Ian stated that it was still Category 3 with sustained winds of 115 mph and is still expected to become a Category 4 before landfall in Florida. To add to this, a Category 1 Storm could potentially be knocking on the door of the Walt Disney World Resort, Universal Orlando Resort, and the rest of Central Florida come Thursday morning.
According to Walt Disney World Resort’s latest news, most properties remain open. The Resort’s word so far has been that it’s “currently operating under normal conditions as [they] prepare to make necessary adjustments based on the latest information from the National Weather Service.”
- Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground
- Copper Creek Cabins at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge
- Treehouse Villas at Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa
- The Bungalows at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort
- Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon (Blizzard Beach is currently closed anyway)
- Winter Summerland Miniature Golf and Fantasia Gardens Miniature Golf
Universal Orlando is also presently still open, and added the following message on its website:
“In the event that a hurricane or tropical storm warning is issued by the National Hurricane Center or a state of emergency is declared for the Orlando area or in your place of residence, within seven days of your arrival, you can contact our team in advance to reschedule or cancel your Universal Parks & Resorts Vacations Package, hotel room only accommodations and Universal Orlando theme park tickets booked directly with Universal Orlando, without any cancellation or change fees imposed.”