Early Closures Planned for Walt Disney World Ahead of Hurricane Dorian

Hurricane Dorian is scheduled to cause severe storms and weather in the Central Florida area on Tuesday, September 3rd, 2019. In preparation for the conditions, Walt Disney World has updated their schedules to allow for early closure of the theme parks on Tuesday. This is to ensure the safety of all guests and allow Disney to contain and manage any damage that should occur as a result of the heavy winds and rainfall. We have a rundown of the hours for Walt Disney World locations for Tuesday, September 3rd below:


  • Magic Kingdom Park: 8 AM to 3 PM (7 AM Extra Magic Hours)
  • EPCOT: 7 AM to 3 PM
  • Disney’s Hollywood Studios: 9 AM to 2 PM (6 AM Extra Magic Hours)
  • Disney’s Animal Kingdom: 8 AM to 2 PM (7 AM Extra Magic Hours)
  • Disney Springs: 10 AM to 3 PM
  • ESPN Wide World of Sports: CLOSED
  • Disney’s Blizzard Beach Water Park: CLOSED
  • Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon Water Park: 10 AM to 3 PM
  • Winter Summerland Miniature Golf: 10 AM to 3 PM
  • Fantasia Gardens Miniature Golf: 10 AM to 3 PM
  • Resort Hotels: Open, with Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground closing at 3 PM. The campground will remain closed until Disney gives the all clear that it is safe for guests to return to that location.

We have also seen that the Orlando International Airport will also close early on Tuesday, around 2 PM. For guests that want to get in and out via air travel, they will need to do so before the airport closes. Of course the timing of this may shift as the storm gets closer, depending on the safety of the conditions.

For anyone in the Central Florida area during the storm, we wish for all of you to remain safe throughout the storm.

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I am a diehard Disney fanatic! I fell in love with all things Disney from an early age and that only increased once I first visited Walt Disney World! It led me to complete a yearlong Disney College Program working at merchandise locations within Disney’s Hollywood Studios (Disney-MGM Studios at that time) and I worked for Disney Parks & Resorts Technology in Project/Program Management. Now I get to write about Disney and help others plan their magical vacations! Disney holds a special place in the hearts of my entire family as my husband proposed there, we honeymooned there, took trips while pregnant with each of my boys and have visited with them many, many times from 8 weeks old through now. One of my favorite memories from each trip is always the look on my kids’ faces the first time they see the castle. I’d love to help you plan your magical vacation! Request a free quote at http://magicalvacationplanner.com/staff/christy-caby/ or look for me on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/christy.caby. Have a magical day!