Disney World Cancels Firework Show Ahead of Tropical Storm Elsa

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As many may already know, tropical storm Elsa has been on track to hit Florida for the past few days, and storm effects are expected to become a lot more visible this evening as well as tomorrow, with strong winds and rain already being felt across the state.

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Credit: National Hurricane Center

As Disney World is located in Central Florida, the theme parks are all preparing to endure the storm as it continues to strengthen. Disney World has already created Hurricane Meal Kits for purchase at select Resorts, and now, it seems they are getting ready to cancel nighttime spectaculars this evening.

If we take a look at the My Disney Experience app, we can see that at the time of the publishing of this article, EPCOT Forever has already been canceled, and Happily Ever After is the only show to remain on the schedule currently.

Screenshot via the My Disney Experience app

Disney has already issued a park-wide announcement in EPCOT to notify Guests that the firework show has been canceled for tonight.

Although Disney has yet to cancel Happily Ever After, if the storm continues to strengthen throughout the evening, likely, the show will not go one while Guests are in the park. If Disney does not cancel the show, then they will need to modify it — due to inclement weather, Tinker Bell would not fly across the sky, for example, as it would be a safety hazard.

If you are in Magic Kingdom, be sure to stay tuned to park announcements and your My Disney Experience app for all the updates you need.

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Credit: Disney

CNN (@CNN) has also reported that Elsa is expected to strengthen into a hurricane before it hits land tomorrow, which could also affect some park operations tomorrow.

Tropical Storm Elsa will smack western Florida with increasingly intense rain and winds as its center approaches Tuesday afternoon, and is expected to strengthen into a hurricane before it makes landfall by Wednesday, forecasters say

Have you ever been to Disney World during a hurricane? Let us know in the comments!

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