Disney World Announces Closures Ahead of Hurricane Ian

Hurricane Ian
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We have another update to report on as Tropical Storm Ian becomes Hurricane Ian makes its way through the Caribbean and Cuba and prepares to hit Florida’s Gulf Coast in the next day or two. Earlier today, Walt Disney World Resort said that they were monitoring the situation closely and were not planning to close any Parks or parts of the massive Resort. However, it looks like that has now changed and there are several closures that will happen over the upcoming days.

Hurricane Ian

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Theme park reporter shared news of the closures on Twitter.

Walt Disney World released a list of changes due to Hurricane Ian, including impacts on some resort hotels, Typhoon Lagoon, miniature golf and other specialty experiences.

Here are the operational changes that Walt Disney World Resort will make due to the impact of Hurricane Ian:

Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon Water Park: Will be closed on Wednesday, September 28, and Thursday, September 29

Disney’s Winter Summerland and Fantasia Gardens Miniature Golf: Closed September 28 and September 29

In addition to Typhoon Lagoon and Disney’s Miniature golf courses, the following Disney World Resort Hotels will be closed from September 28 through September 30.

Disney is currently reaching out to Guests who have reservations at these select locations during the closure dates.

Polynesian Village Bungalow

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It should also be noted that, because of the hurricane, Disney will not be enforcing cancellations of dining reservations, as well as reservations at Savi’s Workshop in Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge and at Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique.

Hurricane Ian is currently projected to hit the state as a Category 2 or Category 3 storm. Ian is projected to have winds as high as 140 miles per hour before it makes landfall, where it will decrease in intensity.

Disney Dining will update readers as we learn more and if any further Walt Disney World closures are announced or if the National Hurricane Center updates Hurricane Ian’s projected path.

About Krysten Swensen

A born and bred New England girl living the Disney life in Southern California. I love to read, to watch The Golden Girls, and love everything to do with Disney and Universal. I also love to share daily doses of Disney on my Disney Instagram @BrazzleDazzleDisney!