Latest Update: 9/29/22 11:12 pm EDT – Orlando International Airport Announces Reopening Friday
Published: 9/29/22 10:27 am EDT
Orlando International Airport has confirmed that it will remain closed today after Hurricane Ian dispensed massive amounts of rain and record flooding to Central Florida.
According to the latest report, which was shared by reporter Scott Gustin, states, in part,
“There are no scheduled flights today at MCO. All roads leading into Orlando International Airport are closed due to flooding at this time…Our staff will conduct a damage assessment of the entire facility complex to ensure it’s safe to resume operations.”
All roads leading to MCO are closed due to flooding. The airport will be closed all day.
"Commercial operations are expected to resume sometime Friday … pending on damage assessment." pic.twitter.com/Nr57bOAWuJ
— Scott Gustin (@ScottGustin) September 29, 2022
Commercial operations are expected to resume on Friday, September 30, but those operations are contingent on a damage assessment.
Meanwhile, all Walt Disney World Resort Theme Parks and Water Parks, as well as all Universal Orlando Resort Theme Parks, remain closed today as Guests shelter in place within their Resort hotels. Some flooding was reported in the vicinity of both Resorts, and a recent report suggests that Disney World’s Theme Parks–Magic Kingdom Park, EPCOT, Disney’s Hollywood Studios, and Disney’s Animal Kingdom–could extend their closure through Friday, September 30.
In regards to Disney Cruise Line, Port Canaveral remains closed as well, but only one Disney Cruise, which was set to depart on Friday on the Disney Wish, has been canceled.
We at Disney Fanatic advise all impending Guests set to being their Disney World or Disney Cruise Line Vacation this week to monitor emails closely or contact The Walt Disney Travel Company or your Authorized Disney Vacation Planner for the most up-to-date information regarding your itineraries.
We will continue to update our readers on Hurricane Ian’s impact on Walt Disney World Resort, and Disney Cruise Line as more developments come to light.