Disney’s Hilton Head Island Resort announces temporary closure due to Hurricane Florence

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In preparation for Hurricane Florence, expected to make landfall on Friday, September 14, Disney’s Hilton Head Island Resort announced it will close starting on Tuesday, September 11. It’s expected to remain closed through Wednesday, September 19 (Updated from the prior report stating it would be closed through Monday).

Disney’s Hilton Head Island Resort, located in Hilton Head, South Carolina, is among the areas affected by the upcoming hurricane. According to CNN, more than 1 million people are facing evacuation in coastal regions of North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia as Hurricane Florence moves closer to shore. Tropical-storm-force winds should reach North Carolina and South Carolina by Thursday morning, with hurricane-force winds possibly arriving by Thursday night. Hurricane Florence is currently a Category 4 storm.

Disney posted the following message on their website:

Due to Hurricane Florence, Disney’s Hilton Head Island Resort will be closed through Wednesday, September 19. Please continue to check back for updates.

Members and Guests with questions about an upcoming reservation should contact Member Services at (800) 800-9800. To read more about Disney Vacation Club’s hurricane policy, please visit our Frequently Asked Questions.

And here’s information on Disney Vacation Club’s hurricane policy:

From June 1 to November 30, in the event a hurricane warning is issued by the National Hurricane Center for the Orlando area, Vero Beach area, Hilton Head Island, Oʻahu or for the Member’s place of residence within 7 days before the scheduled arrival date, the Member may call Member Services at (800) 800-9800 or (407) 566-3800 prior to Check-In to cancel or reschedule, based upon availability, their Disney Vacation Club Resort reservation without any cancellation or modification penalty.

Just call Member Services at (800) 800-9800or (407) 566-3800 as indicated above. If you were planning on staying at a Member Getaways destination and a hurricane warning is issued for that destination, please also contact Member Services.


  • We cannot guarantee availability of similar accommodations for the new travel dates.
  • The policy does not apply to certain special events and dining experiences (e.g., the Member Cruise).
  • This policy pertains to hurricane warnings only. Other weather advisory levels are handled on a case-by-case basis and Members should contact Member Services.

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Last year, Hurricane Irma closed Walt Disney World and Universal Orlando Resort, as well as SeaWorld Orlando and LEGOLAND Florida, for several days.

You can continue to check for updates on Disney’s Hilton Head Island Resort closure on their website.

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