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Walt Disney World Offers Discounts to Those Impacted by Hurricane Idalia

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As Hurricane Idalia approaches Florida residents along the coast and in low-lying areas have been asked to evacuate. As of right now, the evacuation is voluntary however a mandatory evacuation could be put in place as the storm nears.

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Any time an evacuation is issued, residents find it challenging to find somewhere to go. Many don’t have family members nearby that they can stay with. Storm shelters aren’t always a viable option. These displaced residents need a place to go.

Additionally, when there is a natural disaster, linemen and first responders from neighboring states will come in the aftermath to assist with recovery efforts. This can include firefighters and paramedics, as well as the American Red Cross. Housing these vital Workers often present a challenge due to power outages and Vacancy at local hotels.

Disney recognizes this challenge and finds itself in the unique position to be able to assist. With more than 20,000 rooms at the Walt Disney World Resort they have ample room to house many of these individuals.

For both displaced residents and Out-of-state emergency personnel. Disney also recognizes that it is not cheap. For that reason,they are offering a special discounted rate to Florida Residents who have had to evacuate and to emergency personnel who need a place to lay their head at night.

Beginning today, evacuees and first responders can receive 50% off their stay in a Walt Disney World Resort until August 31, 2023. The process to receive this discount is different from other Disney discounts. Evacuees should call 407-W-DISNEY for details and to book a discounted place to stay. First responders need to call 407-828-3200 and select option 3.

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This offer is only valid for August 29, 2023- August 31, 2023 and is subject to availability. Unlike other Disney discounts, this offer applies to new bookings only as it is intended to help those impacted by the storm and is not a vacation discount.

However, guests who have had their vacations impacted by the storm are eligible for a discount to extend their stay until August 31, 2023 if flight cancellations prevent them from returning home. Disney has waived cancellation fees for all guests through September 4, 2023.

About Jill Bivins

Jill Bivins has been visiting Disney Parks since she was 2 years old and loves sharing her Disney adventures with the world. She likes to say Disney is in her blood and writing is in her bones — so any time she has the opportunity to combine these loves she is one happy camper! She has a deep abiding love for Epcot and as a die hard Star Wars fan has a serious love for Hollywood Studios as well. When she isn't exploring or writing about Disney Parks, Jill is homeschooling her 8 year old son, playing with her brand new baby son, or pretending to be a farmer on her family homestead (despite being unable to keep even a cactus alive). Find Jill on Instagram @minnieonmain.