Subtropical Storm Nicole is likely to bring severe weather to Walt Disney World later this week

Nov 07, 2022 in "Severe Weather impacts to Walt Disney World"

Posted: Monday November 7, 2022 6:42am ET by WDWMAGIC Staff

Tropical Storm Nicole is looking increasingly likely to bring severe weather to Florida this week according to the latest information from the National Hurricane Center.

Based on the latest forecasts, high winds and rain will arrive at the Walt Disney World theme park areas on Wednesday and into Thursday. As of now, Disney has not announced any operational changes for Walt Disney World and all parks remain open as normal.

Wind speeds are currently forecast to reach sustained 25mph, with gusts hitting 40mph.

Walt Disney World last experienced severe weather in September 2022 due to Hurricane Ian. The parks closed for two days, and resort hotels operations were also impacted.

The hurricane season officially began on June 1, and will end on November 30 2022.

National Hurricane Center 5am update November 7 2022

Key Messages:

1. Nicole is forecast to be a large storm, and regardless of its  exact path, widespread impacts from a prolonged period of coastal  flooding, tropical-storm-force winds, heavy rainfall, rough surf and rip currents, and beach erosion are likely along much of the  southeastern United States coast, the Florida east coast, and  portions of the northwestern and central Bahamas during much of the  upcoming week.

2. Nicole could be at or near hurricane strength when it moves  near the northwestern Bahamas and the east coast of Florida  Wednesday and Thursday, bringing the potential for a dangerous  storm surge, damaging winds, and heavy rainfall to a portion of  those areas. A Tropical Storm Watch is now in effect for the northwestern Bahamas, and additional watches could be required for portions of the Bahamas and the coast of Florida later today.

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CosmicCarolNov 13, 2022

Thanks! We got a reservation at around 3pm, so worked out well! :)

TrainsOfDisneyNov 12, 2022

MK opened at noon - I got on a Disney Springs resort bus at 11:00 to the TTC.

ILoveWDW4everNov 12, 2022

Ok so you were not here. The weather was FINE.

CntrlFlPeteNov 12, 2022

I felt the winds in the area where still kicking until at least 2 PM. I cannot imagine how tough it must be to drive a high profile vehicle such as a bus with those winds and those gusts. I am sort of surprised to hear they had busses running at what noon? I am also certain it must have been tough to get folks into work for many reasons that day.

TrainsOfDisneyNov 12, 2022

i waited 40+ minutes for a bus back to Disney Springs. Finally someone else (who had waited longer than me) talked to a driver of another bus and he said he would take us there. I think there was a lack of drivers yesterday, which makes sense. Could be some of the data wasn’t working as well? I know the mobile ordering wasn’t working at the contemporary.

HauntedPirateNov 11, 2022

No. I only watched the radar off and on for hours, tracking the storm as it made its way across Florida, not to mention checking weather stations in and around the property. I'm sure that provided zero pertinent weather information for the area. :rolleyes: I'll bet you would have thought the parks should have been opened the afternoon after Ian came through because, "it looks fine to me, no storm here!". Have a magical day.

ILoveWDW4everNov 11, 2022

They did not offer anything like this.

ILoveWDW4everNov 11, 2022

Were you here yesterday?

HauntedPirateNov 11, 2022

I do as well, but you still are out a full-day admission for 6 hours of park time. If they have any semblance of a clue left when it comes to customer service, they would have granted anyone visiting a park yesterday a complimentary park day on the DME account, expiration at the end of 2023. That would have been the old-guard response, because they valued guests. The new guard just sees consumers and wants their money. It costs them nothing to do that, plus they have to book a trip if they want to use it.

MagicHappens1971Nov 11, 2022

While I agree with what is being said, I highly doubt anyone bought a one day ticket for MK yesterday.

HauntedPirateNov 11, 2022

"There was no storm yesterday" The storm passed through the area in the early morning, but you do you. I was there for Ian, so I have a frame of reference. However, I agree with the sentiment of MK being only open for 6 hours, yet they gladly charged full price. That's criminal, for lack of a better term at the moment.

GoofyernmostNov 11, 2022

It would be just as easy as predicting what you be in the mood to eat 6 months in advance.

ILoveWDW4everNov 11, 2022

There was no storm yesterday. MK was only open for 6 hours so people went elsewhere.