Boxed Meals Now Available for Guests Staying at Disney Resorts During Hurricane Ian

With Hurricane Ian gearing up to make landfall in Central Florida, many Guests and Florida residents are riding out the storm at Walt Disney World Resort hotels.

Disney Resorts are among the safest places to be during a hurricane, and while Guests will be asked to shelter inside for their safety, and most extra amenities often available at the Resorts will not be running during this time, limited food options will still be offered to Guests.

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When Guests are staying at Disney Resorts during a hurricane, dining options will become heavily modified to make up for decreased staffing and for Guests inability to walk to other buildings at the Resort. Boxed grab-and-go meals have become the standard offering for Guests staying onsite during hurricanes, and we’ve got a look at what this year’s menu is like.

Attractions Magazine shared a photo of the menu available at Disney Resorts (this one from Disney’s Pop Century Resort) while operations are modified due to the storm:

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The boxed sandwiches are fairly reasonably priced, especially for Disney standards, as they each come with Carrotteenies, grapes, a fruit cup, chocolate chip cookies, and a Dasani water bottle. And, vegetarian and kids menu options are available in addition to roast beef, tuna salad, chicken salad, egg salad, and ham and cheese sandwiches.

In years past, Disney has taken some heat from fans who felt that the boxed meal options during hurricanes were insufficient and overpriced, so it seems that the Resorts have tried to avoid the backlash this year by including more items in each box and lowering prices.


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Many Guests staying at Disney Resorts will have brought food with them or stocked up at the grocery store during preparations for Hurricane Ian. And, Disney notified all Guests with reservations of the theme park closures and restaurant closures, recommending that they have a meal out before returning to their Resorts.

We will continue to monitor updates on the impact of Hurricane Ian at Walt Disney World, and will be back with more information as we have it here on Disney Tips.

About Brittany DiCologero

Brittany is a New England-based writer focused on the history of the Walt Disney World Resort. She is the author of "Red, White, and Disney: The Myths and Reality of American History at the Walt Disney World Resort," and "Brittany Earns Her Ears."