Hurricane Irma becomes more likely to impact operations at Walt Disney World later this week

Sep 05, 2017 in "Severe Weather impacts to Walt Disney World"

Impacts to Florida from Hurricane Irma are likely to be felt later this week as the Category 5 hurricane moves closer to land.

The latest advisory from the National Weather Service indicates a fairly wide possible path of the hurricane, and its exact track remains unclear at this point. Longer range models indicate a turn to the north on Sunday, with the hurricane then progressing up through Florida.

As always, Disney will be monitoring the weather situation, but as of now has not yet indicated any operational changes to the parks. 

For questions about Irma and your trip, join in the discussion on our forums.

If you have a trip to Disney World booked, be aware of the Walt Disney World Hurricane Policy, which was introduced in 2016 after a series of hurricanes in the mid 90's.

From the official Disney World site:

If a hurricane warning is issued by the National Hurricane Center for the Orlando area—or for your place of residence—within 7 days of your scheduled arrival date, you may call in advance to reschedule or cancel your Walt Disney Travel Company Magic Your Way vacation package and most room only reservations (booked directly with Disney) without any cancellation or change fees imposed by Disney.

If you have products and services provided by third-party suppliers included in your vacation—such as airlines, hotels, car rental agencies or vacation insurance companies—you will continue to be responsible for any non-refundable payments, as well as cancellation or change fees assessed by those suppliers. The policy does not apply to certain special events or dining experiences.

This policy also applies to Disney's Vero Beach Resort or Disney's Hilton Head Island Resort in the event a hurricane warning is issued for those destinations.

If you have questions or you wish to reschedule your vacation due to a hurricane warning, please call (407) 939-7675. 

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Article Posted: Sep 05, 2017 / 10:38am EDT