Orlando International Airport retracts earlier statement, remains open on Labor Day

in Walt Disney World

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Orlando International Airport had previously announced a closure ahead of Hurricane Dorian for Monday, September 2, 2019 at 2:00 A.M. However with recent updates to the path of the upcoming storm, the airport has announced that it will remain open this Labor Day.

While the storm itself is now expected to become a Category 5 hurricane, the path has shifted and while Central Florida will certainly still feel the effects of the storm it is no longer in Dorian’s direct path.

Initially Phil Brown, Chief Executive Officer of the Greater Orlando Aviation Authority, stated “In order to allow the airport’s 25,000 employees time to secure their homes and families, we feel it is prudent to cease operations in a timely fashion.” Guests traveling in or out of the Orlando International Airport this Labor Day are still advised to contact their individual airlines and keep an eye on their flights as the storm moves further north air travel across the East Coast may still be affected by the storm.

With the Orlando International Airport currently scheduled to stay open throughout the hurricane, the official statement (pictured below) stresses the importance of continually checking with all travel accommodations as the storm has proven itself unpredictable.

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As with any hurricane, many airlines and travel companies are waving fees for changes and cancellations, and if you are planning on riding out Dorian or any hurricane in Central Florida, the Walt Disney World Resort remains one of the safest places to do so. If you are taking a Disney Cruise or any other cruise vacation out of the area, be sure to double check with the cruise line for any upcoming itinerary changes.

With the storm path skewing further north, most areas of the Walt Disney World Resort will likely remain open, however you can always check with Disney’s official statement on the storm to determine if any changes are necessary for your upcoming trip.

Do you have travel plans through Orlando this Labor Day? Stay safe and share what you’re doing to prepare for Dorian in the comments!

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