Disney World Trips Canceled Amid Hurricane Uncertainty

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Disney World trips are being canceled in droves as Hurricane Ian makes its way toward the Gulf Coast.

Walt Disney World Resort announced a few closures on Monday– including 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 beginning Wednesday and Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon Wednesday, September 28 and Thursday, September 29.

Then, it was announced today that the Disney Parks– including Magic Kingdom, Disney’s Animal Kingdom, Disney’s Hollywood Studios, and EPCOT– would be closed on Wednesday and Thursday, as well.

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Disney has already removed cancellation fees and penalties for upcoming trips, and it would seem that many Guests are choosing to take advantage.

One Guest wrote that they were “bitter” about having to make the decision to cancel their trip.

I made the adult decision to cancel my Disney World trip because of the hurricane… I’m so bitter

Another shared that this was the second time they had to cancel a Disney trip.

So as my family packed too drive to Disney today, we decided we had to cancel the trip yet again. This year I am 0 for 2 fabulous vacations. Next big trip is our cruise in December. Cross fingers. Say a prayer that we celebrate our 50 anniversary.

Several others on social media shared similar decisions they were forced to make. Others have not made the decision as of yet and are still contemplating whether or not they should make the trip to Orlando in the midst of the storm.

At this point, flights coming in and out of Orlando will cease beginning at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, though it could be sooner depending on the airline. There has been no official announcement on when the airport might be reopening.

Hurricane Ian is set to make landfall as a potential Category 3 or Category 4 Hurricane between the Tampa Bay and Fort Myers area.

Inside the Magic will continue to keep you updated on the latest coming out of Disney World, Universal Orlando, and more related to the hurricane.

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