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Warning: Expert Predicts Major Hurricanes for Disney World

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Walt Disney World, often known for magical moments and wonder. Sadly, Disney is not immune to the forces of nature, particularly hurricanes. Walt Disney World Resort is located in Central Florida, where hurricanes are a recurring phenomenon, the resort has developed plans and protocols to ensure the safety and well-being of guests.

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Disney World is a popular tourist location due to the weather. Temperatures typically soar during the spring and summer months, accompanied by frequent afternoon thunderstorms. These brief but intense showers, often referred to as “Florida showers,” are a regular occurrence and contribute to the lush, verdant landscape of the resort.

However, the fall and winter months bring milder temperatures and lower humidity levels, creating a more comfortable environment for outdoor activities. However, occasional cold fronts can result in cooler temperatures, necessitating appropriate attire for Disney World guests visiting Magic Kingdom, EPCOT, Disney’s Animal Kingdom, and Disney’s Hollywood Studios.

Another force to be reckoned with in Florida is hurricanes. During hurricane season, Disney World closely monitors tropical weather systems and implements proactive measures, such as securing loose items, reinforcing structures, and providing timely updates to guests.

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WESH News Meteorologist Eric Burris has come up with a timeline of dates that hurricanes may hit Disney World.

Burris suggests that South Florida is expected to experience significant weather events between May 19-24, July 5-10, and August 21-27, drawing from historical data. Additionally, a weather pattern affecting the Gulf and the Carolinas may recur around June 20-25, August 6-12, and September 22-29.

Furthermore, specific warning dates for the Gulf Coast indicate potential activity during June 3-7, July 20-24, and September 4-9.

These hurricane patterns provide valuable insights for residents and authorities in preparing for potential weather-related challenges during these periods. Guests heading to Disney during these dates may have nothing to worry about, but they can also help prepare beforehand.

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In the event of a hurricane threat, Walt Disney World implements comprehensive safety protocols, including the temporary closure of theme parks and resorts to safeguard guests and Cast Members. Proactive measures such as securing loose items and reinforcing structures are taken, with emergency response plans in place for evacuation if necessary. Guests are kept informed with updates on evacuation procedures and provided with assistance, including food distribution and recreational activities during sheltering periods.

Despite the disruptions caused by hurricanes, Walt Disney World remains committed to ensuring that guests continue to experience the resort’s magic. In the aftermath of a storm, the resort’s dedicated teams work tirelessly to assess and address any damage, restore operations, and resume normal activities as soon as possible.

With this upcoming hurricane season, Disney Dining will continue to update guests.

About Brittni Ward

Brittni is a Disney and Universal fan; one of her favorite things at both parks is collecting popcorn buckets. While at Disney World Resort, Brittni meets the princesses and rides Kilimanjaro Safaris. At Universal, Brittni enjoys the Minions and watching Animal Actors on Location! When not at Disney World Resort or Universal Orlando, Brittni spends time with her family and pets.

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