Disney World has just announced that they will be closing their theme parks due to Hurricane Ian. The Walt Disney World theme parks will be closed September 28th and 29th. The announcement was made to Cast Members first in an email from Walt Disney World President Jeff Vahle. Here’s the email:
As we keep an eye on Hurricane Ian, the focus of the Walt Disney World leadership team is on all of you – our Cast Members – and our Guests. Our Emergency Operations Center is connected to weather experts and community leaders as we all prepare for severe weather.
Given the latest projections, the theme parks and water parks will be closed on Wednesday, Sept. 28 and Thursday, Sept. 29. Disney Springs will be closed on Wednesday, Sept. 28. We anticipate Disney Springs will be closed on Thursday, Sept. 29, and we will provide updates as we continue to track the storm. We are monitoring weather conditions so we can make timely decisions for the safety of our Cast and Guests, including when it’s safe for Cast to return to the site to prepare for reopening.
Updates will be posted regularly to the HUB and the Disney Cast Life app as information becomes available. Cast should also call their local hotlines for scheduling information. With storms of this nature, conditions can change quickly, so please check your resources often and stay connected.
To our Cast Members in Tampa, we are thinking of you. For everyone in Central Florida, please continue preparing the best you can. The WDW Alerts section on the HUB has many helpful resources to assist you before and after a hurricane.
You are an amazing team and I appreciate all you have done to prepare Walt Disney World for the storm. We will get through this storm as we always do: together.
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