Disney announces first closures for Walt Disney World due to Hurricane Idalia

Aug 29, 2023 in "Severe Weather impacts to Walt Disney World"

Posted: Tuesday August 29, 2023 4:$5pm ET by WDWMAGIC Staff

Disney's Typhoon Lagoon water park and all  Walt Disney World mini-golf courses will be closed August 30, 2023 due to the approaching Hurricane Idalia.

Walt Disney World's four main theme parks are currently operating as normal, with no changes to operating hours yet planned.

Hurricane Idalia is expected to make landfall early Wednesday in the north west of Florida as a major category 3 hurricane. Conditions in the theme park areas are expected to include heavy rains up to 6", and wind speeds of 40mph. Tornado's are also possible.

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John park hopperSep 01, 2023

St system coming off Africa maybe a problem but the other storms are all staying out o sea and heading north

LAKid53Sep 01, 2023

And as karma goes....there are two more systems out there.

LAKid53Sep 01, 2023

Treasure Island.

John park hopperSep 01, 2023

Visiting in Gulf Breeze FL talked to my son in Mcclellanville SC never lost power lot of rain wind but no trees down. Dodged the bullet on this one. Hurricane season is still young

some other guySep 01, 2023

not quite the usual storm debris

JoeCamelSep 01, 2023

Silver lining. As a former 20 year resident I can't exaggerate how cool this is

"El Gran Magnifico"Aug 31, 2023

I associate it with tickling.

dreday3Aug 31, 2023

I associate St. Elmo's Fire with Rob Lowe.

5thGenTexanAug 31, 2023

I copy and pasted from CNN. I dont have an opinion either way.

AylaAug 31, 2023

Why do you have extremely dangerous in quotations?

JoeCamelAug 31, 2023

I always associated St. Elmos fire with ball lightning

5thGenTexanAug 31, 2023

St Elmo's Fire This rare weather phenomena was spotted in the sky as Florida's Gulf Coast braced for the "extremely dangerous" Hurricane Idalia.

monothingieAug 31, 2023

It’s going to be a very nice evening. Credit due to Disney for handling this storm very well.