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Walt Disney World Expected to Experience Lots of Rain Due to Hurricane Michael

Florida is no stranger to hurricanes and tropical storms.  Hurricane Michael is currently an active hurricane that is headed toward Florida, particularly toward the panhandle area.  Currently the hurricane is expected to make landfall around Wednesday afternoon, bringing heavy winds and large amounts of rain.  The hurricane is currently on the path to hit the northeastern Gulf Coast area of Florida, but will still bring rain and winds to the Central Florida area.  There are no hurricane warnings issues for Orlando at this time, but Walt Disney World can expect winds and a lot of rain.

If you will be at Walt Disney World this week then be sure to plan ahead for the weather.  Disney will be actively monitoring the storm and will take any necessary action in order to keep guests safe.  Disney has only closed the theme parks in a handful of occasions, but will make the call to close the parks if that is what is needed to ensure guest safety.

Don’t get down about a rainy day in the parks!  There are a ton of activities and experiences that guests can enjoy during the rain.  The rain can also clear some guests out of the parks, so you may be able to enjoy fewer crowds on a rainy day.  Be sure to bring a poncho or umbrella, or you can purchase one there!

While a rainy day can still be a great day at Disney, be sure to keep an eye on the weather and follow the directions of the cast members.  We will keep you posted as we learn more about the storm and any impacts to Walt Disney World.

About Christy Caby

I am a long time Disney addict! This love began as a child and stayed with me in my teen years. I completed the Disney College Program, was engaged and honeymooned at Disney, visited WDW while pregnant with each of our two boys, and have brought our boys since they were babies (they are now 5 and 2). We have over 10 Disney World vacations under our belt. Our recent adventure was a big move from St. Louis, MO to Florida! We knew that we needed more Disney magic that just a couple times of year, and we worked hard to make it happen! Now we hit the parks almost every weekend! We are working to dine at every location, experience every attraction and look for every hidden Mickey! We want to be able to say that we have one it all! We are branching into the Cruise Line and are planning a trip to Disneyland in California next year. To say that we are Disney addicts may be an understatement. When I am not at WDW with my family, I am reading Disney blogs and news, crafting (usually Disney décor for our home), planning Disney vacations for others or working on my dissertation for my doctoral program. I am a Project Manager by profession, so I have mastered fitting everything into a tight schedule! We feel we lead an exciting life where we get to spend a lot of time together doing what we love! I love being able to this love and Disney magic with everyone else so that others can make the most of whatever time they get to have at the most magical place on earth!