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“Ghost Town,” Disney World’s Most Popular Rides Have No Waits

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Disney World is known as “The Most Magical Place on Earth,” and it can be even better when there are little crowds around.

Walt Disney World is home to four different theme parks: Magic Kingdom, EPCOT, Disney’s Hollywood Studios, and Disney’s Animal Kingdom. Each Disney park includes attractions for guests of all ages and sizes.

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During holidays, Spring, and Summer, Disney expects to see an influx of guests heading to the different Disney parks. Guests planning a magical vacation to Disney World know while in Florida, it tends to rain, so rain jackets or umbrellas are handy. Also, Florida heat in the Summer can be draining, so guests should remember to keep hydrated.

Another factor that happens at Disney World is Hurricanes and Tropical Storms. When a hurricane approaches the Orlando area, where Disney World is located, the park and its dedicated team take extensive precautions to ensure the safety and well-being of its guests and staff.

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Disney closely monitors weather forecasts and keeps a watchful eye on approaching hurricanes. The park’s emergency management team works tirelessly to assess the potential impact of the storm and develop a comprehensive plan to minimize risks.

Disney World is facing Hurricane Idalia and has decided to remain open during the storm. Guests who are still at Disney World can still head to the parks like normal; just be prepared for early closures or changes due to weather. Some attractions also may be down from the wind and rain that Disney is expected to see. Guests may find different character meet and greets.

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While some Disney guests will remain at the hotels, others will be walking around the parks fighting the wind and rain. Disney World has turned into a ghost town due to Hurricane Idalia. Guests at the parks are expecting low wait times, and it seems they are getting just that. Park Twister posted a photo on X (formly known as Twitter)  showing popular attractions empty.

Disney World is designed with hurricane preparedness in mind. Structures are built to withstand strong winds, and landscaping choices take local weather conditions into account. Additionally, the park has emergency supplies stocked up, including food, water, medical supplies, and generators.

Will you be heading to the parks during the Hurricane?

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.