If you have ever visited Disney World in the summer, you definitely know that Florida weather can really affect your vacation.
From the heat to the tropical storms, being in Disney World from June 1 and lasts until November 30, Guests are more prone to experiencing a hurricane on their trip, especially during August and September. Now, it seems that those traveling to Disney World in 2021 should expect to possibly encounter some “above normal” hurricanes.
According to a report from Colorado State University, the probability of hurricane’s this year is higher than usual:
We anticipate that the 2021 Atlantic basin hurricane season will have above-normal
activity. Current weak La Niña conditions may transition to neutral ENSO by this
summer/fall, but the odds of a significant El Niño seem unlikely. Sea surface
temperatures averaged across the tropical Atlantic are currently near average, while
subtropical Atlantic sea surface temperatures are warmer than normal. We anticipate an
above-average probability for major hurricanes making landfall along the continental
United States coastline and in the Caribbean. As is the case with all hurricane seasons,
coastal residents are reminded that it only takes one hurricane making landfall to make it
an active season for them. They should prepare the same for every season, regardless of
how much activity is predicted.
We also know that the 2020 hurricane season was very active, but none of the heavy hitters visited Disney World. Hurricane Isaias posed the biggest threat, but it seems that aside from a lot of wind and rain hitting the resort, Disney World did not suffer.
With that being said, even though hurricanes are already predicted for this year, if you are in Disney World during hurricane season, you are actually in a very safe area! Even with the strongest tropical storms, Disney World has been built to withstand the strong weather that Florida presents.
Recently, we even learned that the bunting that has been put up on Cinderella Castle for the 50th anniversary is also hurricane-proof which meant Guests do not need to worry about the new decorations coming down before October 1.
Plus, staying in a Walt Disney World Resort means that you are in one of the safest lodgings that Orlando has to offer. With strong structures that are meant to hold up against storms, as well as backup generators, many locals even tend to book reservations during bad weather.
All of this being said, weather in Orlando can change from minute to minute, so never feel discouraged when booking a vacation! It may be down pouring at one moment, but five minutes later, the sun will be shining — so as long as you have a poncho or umbrella, you never need to stop enjoying the magic.
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