Are you heading to or currently in Disney World? Hurricane Ian is moving towards Florida, and it is important you are prepared for this. Read on to see what Disney has said and recommends for this one resort.
Recently, we began covering Tropical Storm Ian and its potential impact on Disney World. It is expected to intensify into a Major Hurricane (Category 3 or stronger) as it approaches Florida. Right now, Florida is projected to be hit by Wednesday with hurricane-force winds and heavy rainfall.
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis issued a State of Emergency – first for 24 counties – and then the entire state. In a statement he said “THIS STORM HAS THE POTENTIAL TO STRENGTHEN INTO A MAJOR HURRICANE AND WE ENCOURAGE ALL FLORIDIANS TO MAKE THEIR PREPARATIONS. WE ARE COORDINATING WITH ALL STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT PARTNERS TO TRACK POTENTIAL IMPACTS OF THIS STORM.”
Disney issued a statement late Saturday night that they are operating under normal conditions. You can read that full statement HERE.
Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground
Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground is also known as the “The Fort.” This unique accommodation lets guests camp near the magic!
Guests will take in the American frontier with all different types of wildlife including deer, rabbits, ducks and armadillos that will roam the resort. Can you believe that this resort takes up 750 acres? You can relax in the great outdoors with only being minutes from Magic Kingdom!
Check out the complete guide to Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground HERE!
Disney Issues Warning and Recommendations To Fort Guests
This past weekend, Disney shared with current Fort Guests that inclement weather would be expected on Wednesday. This is what the letter stated:
Dear Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground Guests,
As you may be aware, we are anticipating inclement weather this week as a result of Tropical Storm Ian. The storm may bring high winds in this area beginning Wednesday, Sept. 28, As we continue to monitor the weather, we are asking that all Guests remove and stow all outside items, including tents and Halloween decor, and take in camper awnings. We ask for your assistance and cooperation in removing these items. The safety of our Guests and Cast is always our first priority and we will have Cast Members available to assist with these request.
Guests need to store all outside items, including tents. If staying in a tent contact Disney (407-824-2727) to discuss alternate options.
If you are camping in a tent and would like to discuss alternate options for your vacation, please contact the Front Desk.
We appreciate your understanding and apologize for any inconvenience. Should you have any questions or need additional assistance, our Front Desk Cast Members will be happy to assist and can be reached at 407-824-2727.
As expected, Disney is taking Hurricane Ian very seriously. Be sure to plan ahead and contact Disney if you are camping in a tent at Disney this week.
Stay safe Crew!