Hurricane Ian has now made landfall in Florida as a Category 4 Hurricane — with massive storm surges, flooding, and sustained winds of 155 miles per hour. The storm is expected to weaken as it continues across the state, but the Orlando area will still be hit with intense wind and rain. The weather will be so severe that Walt Disney World Resort has announced a closure of its four theme parks — Magic Kingdom, Hollywood Studios, Animal Kingdom, and EPCOT — along with its one open water park — Typhoon Lagoon — as well as Disney Springs.
With Walt Disney World Resort theme parks being closed, that leaves many Guests stuck in their Disney Resort hotel rooms with little to no food on hand. While Disney hotel kitchens are currently open to serve hot food, there may come a time when Guests are told not to leave their rooms. Disney wants all Guests to be able to eat while they are stuck inside, so the food courts are now offering Hurricane boxed meals for Guests, ready to go and keep in their hotel room mini-refrigerators.
An Attractions Magazine reporter is currently at Walt Disney World and shared a picture of the meal kits available for purchase.
Here’s a look at the box meals available at Disney World resorts during #HurricaneIan. This is from Pop Century.
— Attractions Magazine (@Attractions) September 28, 2022
All the boxed sandwich meal kits available for purchase come with carrots, fresh fruits, grapes, a chocolate chip cookie, a bag of potato chips, and a 20 oz. bottle of water. Which is a pretty great price considering how much you would pay for a sandwich, chips, water, and a cookie in the Parks. A picture of one meal kit was shared by Twitter user Pastiche.
Disney World resort is shutting down and making us shelter from 3pm. Lines for food and drink are crazy but everyone in good spirits! Offering food packages for us. First trip to WDW and we get a hurricane lol so typical
Disney World resort is shutting down and making us shelter from 3pm. Lines for food and drink are crazy but everyone in good spirits! Offering food packages for us. First trip to WDW and we get a hurricane lol so typical pic.twitter.com/XxOHNmq9k4
— Pastiche (@xPastichex) September 28, 2022
All the sandwich offerings are subject to availability, but there is no limit to how many sandwiches a group can purchase, so they may be able to purchase more than one sandwich per person to hold them over for an extended period of time.
At this time, Disney theme parks, water parks, and Disney Springs will only be closed on Wednesday, September 28, and Thursday, September 29. Both the Orlando International Airport and Orlando Sanford Airport are closed as well, with Orlando International being open for emergencies only.
Disney Dining will keep readers updated if the situation changes.