Florida-Based Disney Destinations Hurricane Update
Sunday, Oct. 23, 2005
Walt Disney World Resort
Due to the potential of tropical storm force winds associated with Hurricane Wilma, all four Walt Disney World Theme Parks, Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon Water Park, the Downtown Disney area and Disney’s Wide World of Sports Complex will not open tomorrow morning, Monday, Oct. 24, 2005.
Weather permitting, the Walt Disney World Resort may reopen one or more Theme Parks after the storm passes on Monday to entertain the tens of thousands of Guests currently staying in our resort hotels.
We have made this decision with an abundance of caution based on information from the National Weather Service, the National Hurricane Center and local emergency preparedness officials, all of whom currently expect the storm to pass more than 100 miles south of the resort.
All resort hotels will remain open, though Guests staying at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground have been relocated to other hotels on property.
The Walt Disney World Resort has an extensive hurricane preparedness plan and is prepared for a realm of possible impacts that this type of weather could have on our property.
As a reminder, a temporary cancellation and “No Show” policy has been adopted for Travel Agents who have booked reservations through Walt Disney World or the Walt Disney Travel Company. (Agents who have booked through another tour operator should contact that company for its specific cancellation policy.)
“No Show” penalties will be waived for any Guest arrivals between Friday, Oct. 21, and Monday, Oct. 24, 2005.