Hurricane Storm Idalia is underway, and Disney is monitoring it. As we previously reported, Hurricane Storm Idalia is set to hit the west coast of Florida, near Sarasota and up to Tallahassee. Although Walt Disney World is located in Central Florida, Orlando, to be specific, the Resort is taking action. To protect Guests and Cast Members, Disney World has been monitoring the storm and updating those who may be visiting.
According to CNN’s report this morning, “Hurricane Idalia is expected to intensify considerably as it heads toward Florida, where officials already have told people to flee, closed schools and shuttered a major airport ahead of a predicted landfall Wednesday along the Gulf Coast.” Additionally, the hurricane is expected to hit category 3, which is the first major hurricane for this area in over 170 years.
Disney World Precautions for Hurricane Idalia
Yesterday, Disney World posted an update on their website notifying Guests and Cast Members alike that operations were still the same as usual. One Disney Resort has been given an update, while the rest are still operating the same. Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground has been asked to make some changes to Guest plans in lieu of the storm approaching. Disney writes,
For Guests staying at Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground: As we continue to monitor the weather, we are asking that all Fort Wilderness Guests remove and stow all outside items, including tents and décor, and take in camper awnings by 6 PM on Tuesday, August 29. If you’d like to depart early or discuss alternate options for your vacation, please contact us at (407) 939-2744.
Additionally, any Guests looking to modify or cancel their Resort reservations can do so by visiting DisneyWorld.com/Plans.
“Typically, the park stays open while certain rides or attractions will close as the weather requires,” USA Today reports. The most recent time Disney World closed due to inclement weather was in 2019 for Hurricane Irma. Regardless, it’s still important for those already in the area visiting or planning to do so in the upcoming days to stay vigilant and up to date.
We will continue to update Disney Tips fans as more information is released over the upcoming days.