The following information was released by Disney concerning Hurricane Dorian and Walt Disney World guests:
We are closely monitoring the progress of the storm and are making operational adjustments as needed, because nothing is more important than the safety of our Guests and Cast Members.
PARK CLOSURES AND OPERATIONAL UPDATES
In keeping with our strong commitment to safety, our history of being prepared during inclement weather and to continue to delight Guests who are staying at our resorts, Walt Disney World® Resort is adjusting its operating hours beginning Tuesday, September 3:
Tuesday, September 3
Magic Kingdom®Park: 8:00 AM-3:00 PM (opening at 7:00 AM for Extra Magic Hours)
Epcot®: 7:00 AM-3:00 PM
Disney’s Hollywood Studios®: 9:00 AM-2:00 PM (opening at 6:00 AM for Extra Magic Hours)
Disney’s Animal Kingdom®Theme Park: 8:00 AM-2:00 PM (opening at 7:00 AM for Extra Magic Hours)
Disney Springs®: 10:00 AM-3:00 PM
ESPN Wide World of Sports: Closed
Disney’s Blizzard Beach Water Park: Closed
Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon Water Park: 10:00 AM-3:00 PM
Winter Summerland Miniature Golf: 10:00 AM-3:00 PM
Fantasia Gardens Miniature Golf: 10:00 AM- 3:00 PM
Please continue to monitor Disneyworld.com for additional updates and news outlets for the latest weather information. For more information, review frequently asked questions regarding our hurricane policy.
DISNEY RESORT HOTEL OPERATIONAL UPDATES
Disney Resort hotels remain open. In keeping safety top of mind, Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground will be closed beginning September 3 at 3 p.m. and will reopen following the storm when it is safe to do so.
We have contacted guests with current and upcoming reservations at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground, Copper Creek Cabins at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge, Treehouse Villas at Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa and the Bungalows at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort to relocate them to other resorts on property and to help them plan for anticipated weather impacts.
SPECIAL EVENT CANCELLATIONS AND UPDATES
Disney After Hours at Disney’s Animal Kingdom has been canceled on Tuesday, September 3, 2019. Guests with pre-purchased event tickets for this date are able to exchange their tickets for one of the following options:
- Tickets to attend another Disney After Hours event in 2019.
- Tickets to a Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party or Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party event in 2019.
- 1-Day Flexible Date Ticket with Park Hopper Option, which can be used any day prior to December 31, 2020.
- Receive a full refund for event tickets.
To redeem these other options, you should call (407) 939-7818 by December 15, 2019 between the hours of 7:00 AM and 11:00 PM, or email us at [email protected] Please have tickets available so we may process the request for you as quickly as possible.
DINING AND OTHER EXPERIENCE RESERVATIONS
On Sept. 3, theme park dining reservations will be honored up to one hour prior to park closing. Resort dining reservations will be honored until 5:30 p.m. Effective immediately, we will not be enforcing cancellation policies for dining and other experiences, so there’s no need for you to cancel existing reservations through Tuesday, Sept. 3. Pre-paid dining and other experiences outside of the modified operating hours for Sept. 3 will be automatically canceled and refunded.
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