Hurricane Matthew: Walt Disney World closures and cancellations

    Hurricane Matthew looks to be a very strong storm when it passes by Walt Disney World on Friday. Here are the latest impacts and cancellations property-wide (latest updates at top):

    UPDATE: ALL WALT DISNEY WORLD THEME PARKS WILL OPEN AT 8AM ON SATURDAY, OCTOBER 8TH

    • All Walt Disney World parks will close at 5pm tonight (10/6)
    • All Walt Disney World parks will remain closed all day Friday (10/7)
    • Disney Springs will also close at 5pm tonight (10/6) and remain closed all day Friday (10/7)hurricanematthew-propertywideclosure
    • The bungalows at Disney’s Polynesian Resort and the Treehouse Villas at Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort are being evacuated
    • The Thursday (10/6) and Friday (10/7) Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party have been cancelled 
    • Typhoon Lagoon will be closed on Friday (10/7)
    • Blizzard Beach will be closed on Thursday (10/6) and Friday (10/7)
    • The Spirit of Aloha Dinner Show and Hoop De Doo Musical Revue are cancelled for Thursday (10/6) and Friday (10/7)
    • Characters in Flight at Disney Springs is closed through Sunday (10/9)
    • Fort Wilderness issuing a mandatory evacuation by 2pm on Thursday (10/6)

     

    According to the 11pm update, Walt Disney World will have tropical storm force winds (45-55 mph, gusts to 70 mph) from now until Friday evening.

    Below is the 5am cone of uncertainty. Current projection places the center of the storm roughly 80-85 miles due East of Walt Disney World.

    Changes since the 2am update:

    • Speed as slowed from 14mph NW to 13mph NNW

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    Mike
    Mike
    Mike is the owner and writer for BlogMickey.com. Visiting the parks daily allows him to keep up with the latest Disney news, reviews, and photos from around the Disney Parks. You can reach him at [email protected]

    2 COMMENTS

    1. In light of the severity of the entire situation, why is Disney not closing for a few days? It would make much more sense than to put staff & visitors into a dangerous situation. I guess it’s like putting up “Alligator Warning” signs after someone is killed.

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