Disney World Visitors Warned, Vacations May Be Disrupted Due to Upcoming Trial

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It’s no secret that planning a Walt Disney World vacation takes a ton of effort, time, and of course, money. It can be incredibly stressful to plan a Disney vacation! After all, you’ve got to coordinate travel with your stay at a Disney Resort hotel, you’ve got to make theme park reservations to coincide with the tickets you’ve purchased, you’ve got to make dining reservations…the list goes on.

Some guests say that it’s such a stressful process they “need a vacation from planning their vacation,” and we can see why.

Planning a Disney Vacation Is an Olympic Sport

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Walt Disney World Resort is a massive operation with a ton of moving parts, and in order to be a part of it, guests need to plan around these moving parts…while they’re moving at top speed.

Okay, the metaphor is getting away from us, but the bottom line is that planning a Disney vacation can get complicated! As a result, you’ll likely want everything to be absolutely perfect with no downsides or interruptions, nothing to detract from your stay.

…Unfortunately, guests visiting soon have been warned that this may be precisely what’s in store for them…

Guests Visiting Walt Disney World Soon May Be In For a Rude Awakening…Literally

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Whether you’re visiting Magic Kingdom, Animal Kingdom, Hollywood Studios, or EPCOT, there’s almost always a nighttime spectacular to catch. These spectaculars may consist of lasers, projections, dancing water fountains, and, most iconically, fireworks.

You’ve probably seen Magic Kingdom’s impressive fireworks display and asked yourself, ‘How does Disney perfect something this intricate?’ Well, the answer is prototype testing, which is precisely what’s happening this weekend.

According to a new report, EPCOT will be conducting testing on its pyrotechnics and special effects on September 10. These tests will begin around 11 p.m. after the Disney Park has closed, so guests visiting EPCOT or nearby theme parks should not be affected.

Who All Will Be Affected By These Upcoming Tests?

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That being said, guests staying at certain Resort hotels may have their stays disrupted by the noise caused by these trials. Reportedly, the following Resort hotels will be affected by this testing:

  • Walt Disney World Swan
  • Walt Disney World Dolphin
  • Walt Disney World Swan Reserve
  • Disney’s Yacht Club Resort
  • Disney’s Beach Club Resort
  • Disney Boardwalk Resort
  • Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort
  • Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – Riverside
  • Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – French Quarter
  • Disney’s Old Key West Resort

Can Guests Expect Any Compensation?

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As we mentioned before, Walt Disney World is a vast operation, and it never sleeps. Testing, maintenance, and other interruptions are simply unavoidable, considering the entire Resort is open all year round.

Unfortunately, what we’re saying is that guests shouldn’t expect any compensation or refunds for these disruptions as they’re considered a normal part of Disney World operations.

About Isabella Reimer

Isabella Reimer grew up visiting Walt Disney World and relocated to Central Florida to be even closer to The Most Magical Place on Earth. She earned her Bachelor’s from Florida State University, where she studied Creative Writing and Women’s Studies. Her biggest hobby is bonding with the ikran at Avatar Flight of Passage, and her retirement plan includes becoming the 1,000 Happy Haunt of the Haunted Mansion.