As Hurricane Idalia batters Florida, Disney Parks remain on alert. The storm, which is expected to hammer Florida’s Gulf Coast as a category 3 hurricane on Wednesday (August 30, 2023) has been gaining strength and will quickly make its way across Florida.
The storm will bring high winds, heavy rain, and dangerous lighting to Central Florida. As a result, one Disney Park will be closed on August 30, 2023. Typhoon Lagoon will not open as scheduled tomorrow and will remain closed for the duration of the duration of the day.
Typhoon Lagoon is one of Disney’s two water parks. Disney officials have been monitoring the situation closely and have determined that the weather conditions are unsafe to be in the water tomorrow. Blizzard Beach, Disney’s other water park is currently closed for extensive refurbishment.
In addition to Typhoon Lagoon, Winter Summerland and Fantasia Gardens, Disney’s two miniature golf courses will be closed due to the weather. This closure is expected. The mini golf courses often close for inclement weather.
At this time the water park and mini golf courses are only scheduled to be closed tomorrow (Wednesday August 30, 2023). They are expected to reopen Thursday August 32, 2023, but of course, anything could happen and then closure could be extended.
Disney World’s four theme parks: Magic Kingdom, EPCOT, Hollywood Studios, and Animal Kingdom do plan to open tomorrow as scheduled. Officials will continue to monitor Hurricane Idalia and will decide whether to continue as planned, delay park opening, stay closed all day or close early as the night progresses.
Currently no resort hotels have been closed or evacuated but guests of Disney’s Fort Wilderness were instructed to bring in and secure all outdoor furniture, awnings and tents this evening.
Storms like Hurricane Idalia can change quickly. Though experts do their best to forecast where the storm will go and how strong the storm will be, hurricanes can be unpredictable. Stay tuned right here at Disney Dining. We are keeping a watchful eye on the storm and will bring you updates as they happen.