High winds cancel numerous shows throughout Walt Disney World and impact transportation

Feb 07, 2020 in "Severe Weather impacts to Walt Disney World"

Sustained high winds in the region of 25mph this evening has resulted in the cancellation of numerous shows and associated dessert parties throughout Walt Disney World February 6 2020.

Epcot Forever, Fantasmic!, and Rivers of Light are cancelled. Disney Skyliner and Sasagoula River Cruise have also ceased operations.

Below is the statement from Walt Disney World.

In an abundance of caution, we are making adjustments to our entertainment and transportation operations this evening due to high winds in the area. This is for the safety of our guests and cast members, and we apologize for the inconvenience. All theme parks remain open for regular scheduled park hours.

Nighttime Entertainment Adjustments for Thursday, Feb. 6:

Modified:

Happily Ever After at Magic Kingdom Park
Star Wars: A Galactic Spectacular at Disney’s Hollywood Studios
Disney’s Spirit of Aloha Dinner Show at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort

Canceled:

  • Epcot Forever
  • Fantasmic! at Disney’s Hollywood Studios
  • Rivers of Light: We are One at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park Electrical Water Pageant on the Seven Seas Lagoon

Special Events and Dessert Party Schedule: 

Guests with dessert party reservations should visit the check-in location for their experience for additional information.

  • Continuing as scheduled:Disney’s After Hours at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park; Fireworks Dessert Party at Magic Kingdom Park; A Galactic Spectacular Dessert Party at Disney’s Hollywood Studios
  • Canceled: Frozen Ever After Sparkling Dessert Party at Epcot; The Fantasmic! Dessert & VIP Viewing Experience at Disney’s Hollywood Studios; Rivers of Light: We Are One Dessert Party at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park

Transportation:

Not operating:

  • Sassagoula River Cruise
  • Disney Skyliner

Operating, but monitoring winds:

  •  Ferry Boats at Transportation and Ticket Center
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Article Posted: Feb 07, 2020 / 7:55pm ET
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MansionButler84Feb 10, 2020

Here's what a modified show looks like. This is the finale of HEA. The 12-year old on daddy's shoulders so she can see is how you know its legit.

LilofanFeb 09, 2020

Windy conditions are not fun. One guest that I heard got firework debris in her eye and needed medical attention after seeing the 9pm show at Epcot.

Skibum1970Feb 09, 2020

Late to the party. We were staying at Bay Lake and there were no fireworks that evening. Just the projection show. Also, walked past the non-operating Skyliner while at Epcot and the gondolas were definitely swinging. It would have provided a queasy ride for those who get seasick. One thing that Disney could not stop was dust being blown in our faces by the wind from the construction sites around Epcot. It actually stung sometimes and also kept getting in our eyes. My DW received it much worse since she wasn't wearing sunglasses whereas I had them on.

cspencer96Feb 09, 2020

Wow — but it makes sense, given the situation.

TrainChasersFeb 08, 2020

There was no announcement at all when they did the “b” show for Disneyland forever this summer, which was only low level pyro. (Maybe they added a bit more low level when they did the b show?).

IanDLBZFFeb 08, 2020

Happens quite a lot over at Disneyland....

marni1971Feb 08, 2020

They typically don’t announce no low level pyro either. Apparently this show was projection only.

StarWarsGirlFeb 07, 2020

It was wise. It was super windy yesterday. It's breezy today, but not as bad. Skyliner was running when I left BW this morning.

ThatMouseFeb 07, 2020

Epcot Forever cancelled - zero impact there.

NottamusFeb 07, 2020

I see they closed Skyliner. That’s a good thing we were there in December with 15–18 mph sustained winds and went from Epcot to Caribbean Beach....and it was a little woozy. Wife said she’ll never go back on it again.

wdwmagicFeb 07, 2020

Tornado watch in effect

StarWarsGirlFeb 07, 2020

Also because of the kites. No way can they do it tonight.

LilofanFeb 07, 2020

And Tink gets paid for the day whether fly or not.

StarWarsGirlFeb 07, 2020

Not in the screenshot, but the Skyliner is also not operating.