Hurricane Dorian Updates: Walt Disney World Closures and Cancellations

This post will serve as a constantly updated resource for any Walt Disney World closures and cancellations as it relates to Hurricane Dorian.

Resources

Walt Disney World Hurricane Dorian Weather Statement

Walt Disney World Hurricane Policy
National Hurricane Center – Cone of Uncertainty
National Hurricane Center – Public Advisories

Walt Disney World Cancellations, Closures, and Updates

(9/4 8:45am) – The Orlando International Airport will resume normal operations today, September 4th at noon.

(9/3 3pm) – Disney has just announced their plans for September 4th, including theme park hours and operational adjustments.

Read More: https://blogmickey.com/2019/09/walt-disney-world-to-resume-operations-on-september-4th-after-hurricane-dorian-passes-morning-emh-canceled/?fbclid=IwAR08jwoA2JREMmXwmfXrOuiMchUr5EuqoPhhluCLo-qfaooI8u-tp96DmTQ

(9/3 12:30pm) – Disney has extended the hours for Epcot and Disney Springs.

Read More: https://blogmickey.com/2019/09/walt-disney-world-extends-hours-for-early-closure-of-theme-parks-on-september-3rd-due-to-hurricane-dorian/

(9/2 5pm) – Walt Disney World has announced early closures for all four theme parks on September 3rd. They also announced changes to the dining cancelation policy and more.

Read more: https://blogmickey.com/2019/09/walt-disney-world-parks-to-close-early-september-3rd-due-to-hurricane-dorian/

(9/2 4:30pm) – The Orlando International Airport will be ceasing operations at 2am on September 3rd in anticipation of bad conditions as a result of Hurricane Dorian.

(9/2 2pm) – Disney Springs West Side Starbucks is closed. Starbucks has made a corporate decision to close Central Florida stores, and the Disney Springs location is a corporate owned store. The locations within the theme parks are licensed and owned by Disney. As such, the in-park locations remain open with the parks.

(9/1 11pm) – Walt Disney World has no announced closures or cancellations at this time. As Hurricane Dorian approaches the Florida peninsula on Monday and Tuesday, it is likely that we will get updates from Disney and continue to see preparations around the resort. The storm has significantly slowed down in forward speed since Disney first issued a statement last Friday, leading Disney to closely monitor the situation, but not make any further statements as of this update.

(9/1 6:45pm) – Disaster relief crews are staging in the Epcot parking lot.

Photos: https://blogmickey.com/2019/09/hurricane-dorian-disaster-relief-crews-begin-staging-at-walt-disney-world/

(9/1 8am) – Blizzard Beach is closed today.

(9/1 8am) – The Orlando International Airport has rescinded their closure for Monday, September 2nd. The airport currently has no planned closures.

(8/31 9:15am) – Both Walt Disney World Speedway gas stations have gas and no long lines. Gas is $2.41/gallon.

(8/31 8:45am) – There are no new advisories from Disney at this time. Existing updates continue below as well as an 8am update from the National Hurricane Center.

(8/30 4:45pm) – Disney has announced that Blizzard Beach will be closed on Sunday, September 1st

(8/30 4:45pm) – Disney has issued their first statement on Hurricane Dorian. We’ve included it below:

Walt Disney World Resort is operating under normal conditions. We are closely monitoring the path of the projected weather, as nothing is more important than the safety of our Guests and Cast Members.

We are taking precautions, including cancelling weekend sporting events and closing Disney’s Blizzard Beach water park on Sunday.

We are also contacting Guests with current and upcoming reservations at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground, Copper Creek Cabins at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge, Treehouse Villas at Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa and the Bungalows at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort to plan for anticipated weather impacts.

(8/30 4:30pm) – The Orlando International Airport will be ceasing flights beginning on Monday, September 2nd at 2am. UPDATE: Closure rescinded – see 9/1 update.

(8/30 4pm) – Disney World to lift ban on pets for guests staying at a Walt Disney World Resort.

Details: https://blogmickey.com/2019/08/walt-disney-world-resorts-lift-pet-ban-policy-for-guests-staying-during-hurricane-dorian/

(8/30 12:45pm) – Crews have begun to secure the Disney Skyliner gondola lines ahead of Hurricane Dorian’s arrival.

Details: https://blogmickey.com/2019/08/disney-skyliner-crews-secure-lines-for-hurricane-dorian/

(8/30 11:30am) – Preparations begin at Magic Kingdom for Hurricane Dorian.

Photos: https://blogmickey.com/2019/08/magic-kingdom-prepares-for-hurricane-dorian/

(8/29) – The Edison at Disney Springs has rescheduled A Gatsby Evening to September 19th

Hurricane Dorian Updates

(9/2 11am) – Walt Disney World is now under a Tropical Storm warning.

(9/1 11pm) – The National Hurricane Center has issued their 11pm advisory. Dorian is a strong Category 5 major hurricane with maximum sustained winds of 180 MPH. The cone of uncertainty has shifted closer to the Florida coast throughout the day today, leading to Hurricane Warnings in southeast Florida, Hurricane watches in the northeast of Florida, and a Tropical Storm watch for Walt Disney World.

Here is the latest outlook from WESH news, a local NBC station in Orlando. This forecast includes Walt Disney World.

(9/1 8am) – The National Hurricane Center has issued their 8am advisory. Dorian is now a Category 5 major hurricane with maximum sustained winds of 160 MPH. The cone of uncertainty continues to shift east, as the storm continues to intensify. The impact on the Central Florida area is thought to be less than a couple of days ago, prompting the Orlando International Airport to rescind a planned closure.

(8/31 11am) – The National Hurricane Center has issued their 11am advisory. Dorian is a Category 4 major hurricane with maximum sustained winds of 150 MPH. The cone of uncertainty continues to shift east, as the storm continues to intensify.

(8/31 8am) – The National Hurricane Center has issued their 8am advisory. Dorian is a Category 4 major hurricane with maximum sustained winds of 145 MPH. Two significant things happened overnight. First, the storm strengthened to a category 4. This is a major storm with damaging winds. Second, we see that the cone of uncertainty continue to shift to the east. While that means that the eye of the storm might not make landfall, we will still feel the impact of the storm. Dorian is a large, strong storm and we will continue to update this page with the latest.

(8/30 5pm) – The National Hurricane Center has issued their 5pm advisory. Dorian is a Category 3 major hurricane with maximum sustained winds of 115 MPH. The cone of uncertainty remains largely unchanged from the 2pm update, with the centerline traveling up the eastern side of the Florida peninsula.

(8/30) – The National Hurricane Center has issued their 2pm advisory. Dorian is a Category 3 major hurricane with maximum sustained winds of 115 MPH.


Keep checking back with us here at BlogMickey.com as we update this story with more operational impacts at Walt Disney World Resort as a result of Hurricane Dorian.

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

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