Hurricane Matthew - Latest impacts to Walt Disney World operations

Oct 07, 2016 in "Severe Weather impacts to Walt Disney World"

Overnight, the theme park areas faired better than expected, with Hurricane Matthew tracking slight further east than forecast.

Due to the change in track, wind speeds of 40mph were significantly less than anticipated, as was the accompanying rainfall.

Disney has not yet issued any further updates today, with all parks and Disney Springs currently closed.

Hurricane Preparedness crews will be inside the parks assessing damage and carrying out cleanup, with a view to returning to normal operations as soon as possible.

At Orlando International Airport, all flights have been cancelled for today, October 7, with flights expected to resume on the morning of October 8.

Walt Disney World Closures for Friday October 7

  • Magic Kingdom
  • Epcot
  • Hollywood Studios
  • Animal Kingdom
  • Typhoon Lagoon
  • Blizzard Beach
  • ESPN Wide World of Sports
  • Disney Springs
  • Fantasia Gardens Miniature Golf
  • Winter Summerland Miniature Golf
  • Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party cancelled
  • Blizzard Beach and Typhoon Lagoon
  • Hoop-Dee-Doo Revue and Mickey's Backyard BBQ cancelled through Sunday
  • Spirit of Aloha Dinner show at Disney's Polynesian Village Resort cancelled
  • Characters in Flight at Disney Springs closed through to Sunday
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Article Posted: Oct 07, 2016 / 10:31am EDT