Earlier this week, Tropical Storm Ian became Hurricane Ian. While the path of the hurricane was uncertain for some time, it has now made landfall on the southwest coast of Florida as a Category 4… with winds nearing a Category 5 status.
The impact of Hurricane Ian will likely be catastrophic for the Florida coast, with storm surges, damaging winds, and flooding largely expected.
In preparation for the hurricane’s arrival, Walt Disney World Resort announced it would close its gates on Wednesday, September 28, and Thursday, September 29, 2022. While Magic Kingdom, EPCOT, Disney’s Hollywood Studios, Disney’s Animal Kingdom, Typhoon Lagoon Water Park, and Disney Springs are now closed, most Disney Resorts have remained open for Guests.
Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground, Copper Creek Cabins at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge, Treehouse Villas at Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa, and the Bungalows at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort are temporarily closed from Wednesday, September 28 through Friday, September 30 due to the weather.
With the heart of the storm having yet to impact Walt Disney World Resort, one Disney fan took to social media to share a video from the beloved Disney’s Wilderness Lodge Resort. Check out Streaming the Magic’s live video below as they explore the stunning Resort, spot a few special character sightings, and share hurricane preparation news:
Walt Disney World Resort is prepared to support Guests with special hurricane meals and has made the proper accommodations for those at its Disney Resorts. Furthermore, Disney is sending push notifications to Guests to alert them of any Hurricane Ian updates for the theme park.
While it is hard to see any positive news come out of Hurricane Ian’s arrival, Disney Cruise Line Guests were recently videoed cheering with the news that they would remain at sea for an extra day on the Disney Wish due to Hurricane Ian’s arrival.
As Hurricane Ian continues to disrupt seemingly every corner of Florida, we will be sure to share Disney Tips updates. In the meantime, stay safe, Disney fans!