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UPDATE: Disney World Parks Remain Open This Week…For Now

Latest Update: Report: Disney World Will Close Theme Parks for Hurricane Ian

Previous Update: 9/27/22 12:50 EDT – Disney World Monitoring Status of Hurricane Ian

Hurricane Ian is building and developing further, and we have word from a Disney World representative about what action the Theme Park will take in response.

Hurricane Ian’s path toward Central Florida is becoming more apparent. It is moving north with sustained winds of 80 mph with the expectation that it would intensify rapidly to as large as a Category 4 before landfall somewhere along Florida’s Gulf Coast. To add to this, a Tropical Storm Watch is now in effect for Orange County and Osceola County.

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Related: Governor Ron DeSantis Provides Update on Hurricane Ian

We now have word from a Walt Disney World representative about how the Disney Park will handle procedures for the hurricane. For now, it appears that the Disney Parks will remain open this week.

Here is what the representative had to say:

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A conversation with a Disney World representative/Disney Fanatic

As seen in the photo, the rep says,

“At the moment we don’t have enough information as to where this storm is going to land or it’s trajectory. As of right now we are still going to be open till further notice.”

He continued, “if this storm is going to impact Walt Disney World then a decision will be made at that time.” The rep concluded that the update was going to be posted on the website as well as the Disney Parks Blog.

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Credit: WESH2

Corroborating the representative’s words is what we reported prior. There is still a chance for Hurricane Ian to veer either right or left and choose its landing zone. According to a WESH2 meteorologist, this landing zone variation can significantly impact Walt Disney World, Universal Orlando Resort, and the rest of Central Florida.

Ian is the fourth Atlantic hurricane of 2022, a season that only saw its first hurricane earlier this month. With predecessors of Atlantic hurricanes like Hurricane Matthew, Hurricane Dorian, and even Hurricane Fiona tha

We at Disney Fanatic will continue to keep readers updated on this developing story as more news comes to light about Hurricane Ian and its impact on the Walt Disney World Resort.

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