Disney just announced some new information for reopening the parks and Disney Springs. Here is what we know.
Late last week, we began our coverage of Hurricane Ian. It has officially hit Florida and the Orlando area, and Disney World has been taking precautions for the last few days in preparation. First, the parks and Disney Springs were closed yesterday and again today.
Second, new resort reservations are halted until October 3, and Disney is going above and beyond for those Guests riding out the storm on property. Meal kits and special activities are helping Guests feel at ease during the hurricane.
With varying degrees of damage sustained around property, reopening as scheduled on Friday was up in the air. However, Disney just shared reopening plans.
Well, that phrase “phased reopening” is taking me back to 2020! Here is the announcement:
We are seeing the impacts of Hurricane Ian across Florida and we are thinking of our neighbors in Central Florida and across the state. We will share more information about our plan to support relief efforts for our Florida neighbors soon.
We thank our first responders and community leaders for their courageous efforts in preparing for and managing the storm’s impact. To our cast members in Florida and in South Carolina, thank you for selflessly taking care of our guests.
We continue to closely monitor weather conditions as we assess the impact of Hurricane Ian on our property. While theme parks and many operating areas remain closed to guests today, we anticipate weather conditions to improve this evening. Walt Disney World Resort will resume theme park and Disney Springs operations in a phased approach stating on Friday, September 30. Operating hours will be updated later today.
Stay tuned to Kenny the Pirate. We will share operating hours as soon as they are available!