Hurricane Matthew to impact the theme parks later this week

Oct 04, 2016 in "Severe Weather impacts to Walt Disney World"

Hurricane Matthew is expected to impact the theme park areas later this week, with overnight Thursday into Friday likely to be the most critical.

According to the National Hurricane Center:

"Hurricane conditions are possible within the hurricane watch area in Florida by late Thursday, with tropical storm conditions possible by early Thursday. Tropical storm condition are also possible in the Florida tropical storm watch area by early Thursday."

The storm is currently moving at 10mph in a northern direction, with maximum sustained winds of 145mph.

At Epcot, Disney has moved up production of The Chew, which is taping as part of Food and Wine Festival. Two shows will be taped this afternoon, with park guests able to attend on a first-come first-served basis.

As always, Disney is monitoring the weather situation, but as of now has not yet indicated any operational changes. Although that is likely to change as the week progresses.

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Article Posted: Oct 04, 2016 / 1:30pm EDT