Walt Disney World Theme Parks Will Close for Hurricane Matthew

Walt Disney World Sign
Credit - Disney Tips

In the latest from Walt Disney World in their attempts to prepare for Hurricane Matthew, the park hours have officially been changed.  The 4 major theme parks will close at 5PM today, October 6th and will remain closed all day on Friday, October 7th.  This is for the safety of all guests and cast members, and to ensure that the parks have been checked for damage and security issues that may have been caused.  We will keep you posted as more information is released.


About Christy Caby

I am a diehard Disney fanatic! I fell in love with all things Disney from an early age and that only increased once I first visited Walt Disney World! It led me to complete a yearlong Disney College Program working at merchandise locations within Disney’s Hollywood Studios (Disney-MGM Studios at that time) and I worked for Disney Parks & Resorts Technology in Project/Program Management. Now I get to write about Disney and help others plan their magical vacations! Disney holds a special place in the hearts of my entire family as my husband proposed there, we honeymooned there, took trips while pregnant with each of my boys and have visited with them many, many times from 8 weeks old through now. One of my favorite memories from each trip is always the look on my kids’ faces the first time they see the castle. I’d love to help you plan your magical vacation! Request a free quote at or look for me on Facebook at Have a magical day!