Disney Parks Closing for Two Days, Resort Check-Ins Limited

WDW Vacation Planning News

Walt Disney World and Disney Vacation Club have announced a series of operational adjustments designed to safeguard guests and cast members as Hurricane Ian approaches. 

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The Walt Disney World theme parks will be closed on Wednesday, September 28 and Thursday, September 29, 2022. Closures were previously announced for these days at Disney's Typhoon Lagoon water park and all mini golf courses.  

Disney Springs is confirmed closed on September 28 with an anticipated--but not confirmed--closure on September 29. 

Disney transportation will not be operating on these days.  Most magical extras have been cancelled including Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party on 9/29, reservations for Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique, Savi's Workshop and Hoop-Dee-Doo Musical Revue. Characters will not be appearing at character dining locations on 9/28 and 9/29. 

Disney Vacation Club's hurricane policy is in effect, allowing members to modify or cancel upcoming reservations without penalty. This includes banking and un-borrowing of points outside of the normal guidelines. 

Disney had previously announced the closure of a small number of accommodations including the cabins at Copper Creek Villas & Cabins at Disney's Wilderness Lodge, bungalows at Disney's Polynesian Villas & Bungalows and Treehouse Villas, along with Disney's Ft. Wilderness Campground.  All other resorts are expected to continue housing guests. 

Resort check-ins will be suspended at 3:00pm on Wednesday, September 28 and will reopen at 3:00pm on Friday, September 30. Guests scheduled to arrive on Wednesday are required to check in before 3:00pm. Guests with arrival days or split stays which fall during this period are strongly recommend to contact the resort or Disney Vacation Club Member Services to discuss their reservation.

Guests staying at Disney hotels during the hurricane impact period are advised to shelter in place. Hurricane Ian is expected to make landfall in the Fort Meyers area as a category 4 or 5 storm. It will reach the Orlando area on Thursday afternoon. The storm is currently projected to bring sustained winds in the neighborhood of 50-60 mph. 

Stay tuned to weather resources and Disney's operational updates page for the latest information on conditions in the Walt Disney World area.