Disney World is already feeling the impact of Tropical Storm Nicole. The storm, which is expected to become a hurricane in the coming hours, will make landfall in Florida this evening. As a result, the Theme Parks will close early tonight and likely open late tomorrow. That isn’t the only disruption, however. Disney has announced that some resort hotels will be impacted by the storm as well.
In a yo-yo of “will they or won’t they” Disney announced yesterday that Fort Wilderness Resort and Campground would be evacuated ahead of the storm. Later that afternoon, they rescinded the decision and announced the Campground would remain open. Now they’ve gone back to the original plan to evacuate. This time, Saratoga Springs Treehouse Villas are included. Fort Wilderness’ Hoop-Dee-Doo Musical Revue has also been canceled tonight. Guests with prepaid reservations will automatically be refunded.
From Disney’s website:
- Guests staying at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground will be required to depart by 3 p.m. today, Nov. 9. We are contacting Guests with reservations to help them find alternate accommodations.
- Guests staying at the Treehouse Villas at Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort will be required to depart by today, Nov. 9, at 3 p.m. We are contacting Guests with reservations to help them find alternative accommodations.
- At this time, all other Walt Disney World Resort hotels remain open to Guests.
Character breakfasts at Disney hotels are also canceled for tomorrow. Disney has stated that this is so the hotels can accommodate the needs of the guests staying at these hotels. Tomorrow morning, guests at these hotels will be able to dine in any available restaurant at their resort. These breakfast locations will be first come, first served, no reservation needed, but do keep in mind there will be no character interactions.
Additionally, the Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser voyage scheduled for tomorrow, November 10, 2022, has been canceled. No guests will be allowed to check-in, and Disney has said that they are currently contacting Guests with a reservation to reschedule. This comes as a blow to the resort that is already struggling to maintain capacity as demand for the specialty-themed resort dwindles.
Effective immediately and until further notice, Disney is not enforcing cancellation fees on any of their enchanting extras, including Savi’s Workshop and Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique. Prepaid experiences will be refunded back automatically to guests. The Refund will go back to the original payment form.
Stay tuned right here for continued coverage of Tropical Storm Nicole. We are closely monitoring the storm and will bring you all new developments.