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The latest on how Tropical Storm Idalia may affect Disney World

The latest on how Tropical Storm Idalia may affect Disney World

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As we gear up for a big storm week, here is the latest on how Tropical Storm Idalia may affect Disney World.

Rainy Disney

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Since Walt Disney World is in Central Florida, rain can happen at any time. It might be a brief sprinkle or a thorough drenching. Fortunately, much of the time its gone almost as quickly as it begins. From time to time there is rain that lingers, and there might even be a storm.

Prepare with ponchos or rain gear, stroller covers, and a flexible plan during the wetter seasons. This is especially true during the summer and hurricane season.

We just saw Hurricane Hilary hit Disneyland in California last week, and now Tropical Storm Idalia is expected to affect Disney World this week. In fact, just a few days ago Florida Governor Ron DeSantis declared a State of Emergency.

Hurricane Watch

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Idalia is not a hurricane yet, but that doesn’t mean it doesn’t have time to become one before hitting Florida. A hurricane watch has just been issued for Florida – from Tampa to the panhandle on the the west coast.

Right now, Tropical Storm Idalia is moving northeast but is not expected to make landfall in Florida until late Tuesday/early Wednesday. It is producing winds of 40 mph.

Credit: Maggie

For the most part, Central Florida will see some impact, but at this time there is no telling how much. The panhandle will experience the brunt of the storm.

As of Sunday afternoon, a hurricane watch has been issued for Florida.

What to do if you’re at Disney this week

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The “good” news is you probably don’t need to cancel your vacation for this week. The most that will probably happen is a lot of rain and some gusty winds. Of course, that is subject to change at any given moment so it’s best to prepare just in case.

You may want to consider bringing extra ponchos, more shoes, some additional phone chargers, and a back up plan in case any flights get canceled. Of course, we will continue to monitor the situation through this week and share any pertinent details.

Are you at Disney World this week? Are you worried at all? Let us know in the comments below and share this post with a friend who may be traveling there this week.

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Monday 28th of August 2023

What happens if the Mickey’s not so scary Halloween party is canceled for tomorrow night Tuesday, August 29 can we get our money back if we don’t go?

Monica Street

Monday 28th of August 2023

Disney is usually great about issuing refunds if needed.


Sunday 27th of August 2023

Our whole trip was booked around MNSSHP on Tuesday evening! Feeling nervous that it might be ruined

Michael P harbuck

Sunday 27th of August 2023

At all star sports right now until Friday. Not that worried because disney is probably more hurricane safe than most houses. I'm on third floor so even with flooding it won't reach me. Just my 2 cents.

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