Latest Information Regarding Impact of Hurricane Matthew for Walt Disney World

Walt Disney World has not released an official announcement yet, though one is expected sometime in the next 24 hours.  Even though an announcement  has not been made, operational impacts are now starting to come into effect at Walt Disney World due to the approaching Hurricane Matthew.

The current closures and changes to normal operations are:

  • Blizzard Beach and Typhoon Lagoon closed Thursday October 6th and Friday October 7th.
  • Fort Wilderness Resort and Campground closed through Sunday.
  • Hoop-Dee-Doo Revue and Mickey’s Backyard BBQ cancelled through Sunday.
  • Spirit of Aloha Dinner show at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort cancelled on Thursday October 6 and Friday October 7.
  • Characters in Flight at Disney Springs closed through to Sunday.

Expect more operational changes as the severity of the storm becomes clearer over the next 24 hours.

Tropical Depression NINE to Likely Impact Florida Theme Parks Later this Week

The forecast for Tropical Depression NINE has it likely impacting the theme park of Central Florida later this week.

The current forecast track projects the system to still be a Tropical Storm in Central Florida on Thursday, with sustained winds between 39 and 73 mph and with heavy rainfall.

Based on previous storms of this size, guests should expect that the storm will affect outdoor entertainment and transportation at the Walt Disney World theme parks.