Three Disney Vacation Club Resorts Face Partial Closure as Ian Approaches

WDW Vacation Planning News

Select guest rooms at three DVC resorts will be closed Wednesday, September 28 through Friday, September 30, 2022 as Hurricane Ian approaches central Florida. 

Disney’s Polynesian Villas & Bungalows

The Cascade Cabins of Copper Creek Cabins at Disney's Wilderness Lodge, the water top bungalows at Disney's Polynesian Villas & Bungalows and the Treehouse Villas of Disney's Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa are all set to close as damaging wind and rain approaches the Walt Disney World area. Guests currently staying in those locations will be relocated to safer accommodations, while those with upcoming reservations may be contacted by Disney Vacation Club to make necessary adjustments. 

Disney Vacation Club has not yet publicly implemented its hurricane policy. However, reports from incoming guests suggest they are making accommodations for those who are reluctant to travel under current conditions. Those accommodations include allowing late cancellation of upcoming trips and returning points to members' accounts without application of the normal Holding account rules. 

Walt Disney World has also announced that Disney's Typhoon Lagoon water park, Winter Summerland Miniature Golf and Fantasia Gardens Miniature Golf will be closed on September 28-29. Cancellation penalties for dining reservations and similar experiences are also being waived. No operating adjustments have been announced for the Disney theme parks. 

Hurricane Ian is currently expected to impact the Walt Disney World area sometime on Wednesday, September 28. Tropical storm-force winds and rain are the most likely outcome for the Orlando area, however hurricane conditions cannot be ruled out. Disney's Vero Beach Resort is expected to encounter wind and rain of severity less than the Walt Disney World area. 

Refer to the National Hurricane Center and other weather resources for the most up to date forecast information.