Category Archives: Weather Update

Hurricane Irma~ Preparedness Tips for Families With Children

Hurricane Irma is scary for not only people who live here in Florida, but also for those who have vacationed here and are stuck for the duration.  What about those of us with kids?  I know for me, I’m trying to stay calm, so that my children stay calm. A lot of people are stuck at the theme park resorts too, and even though Disney will take care of guests, it’s still hard for some. I found this articl Continue Reading

Gatorland Open Today, Closed Sunday and Monday Due to Hurricane Irma

Press Release from Gatorland: Gatorland®, the “Alligator Capital of the World,” will remain open regular business hours of 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, September 9 in advance of the course of Hurricane Irma. For the safety of guests, employees and animals, the park will be closed on Sunday, September 10 and Monday, September 11. Gatorland plans to open for regular business at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept Continue Reading

Disney On Ice Postponed Due to Hurricane Irma

Per the Orlando Sentinel ~ Hurricane Irma is already wreaking havoc on Central Florida’s arts scene. The Amway Center has announced that Disney on Ice’s “Dare to Dream” has been postponed. “In an effort to ensure the safety of our patrons, all performances of Disney On Ice presents Dare To Dream previously scheduled for Friday, September 8 through Sunday, September 10 at Amway Center have been postponed Continue Reading

Walt Disney World Parks Closing Due To #HurricaneIrma

Breaking news! Walt Disney World Parks are closing in preparation of Hurricane Irma, which is on path to hit the Orlando area on Sunday evening sometime. As of Saturday, September 9th at 9:00 pm for Magic Kingdom and Epcot, 7:00 pm for Hollywood Studios and Animal Kingdom, the parks will close. All Disney Parks will be closed through September 11th, reopening on Tuesday September 12th, after damage assessment. Thi Continue Reading

Universal Orlando Resort Closure Information Due To #HurricaneIrma

Universal Orlando Resort has announced their Closure Information during Hurricane Irma, here is the graphic they posted on Twitter Here is the email they sent to the media: Universal Orlando Resort has made the following operational decisions due to Hurricane Irma: Our destination will close at 7pm on Saturday, Sept. 9.  We will be fully closed on Sunday and Monday. We anticipate normal operating hours on Tuesda Continue Reading

LEGOLAND Florida Theme Park and Water Park will be closed Saturday, Sept. 9 through Monday, Sept. 11 #HurricaneIrma

For the safety of guests and employees, LEGOLAND® Florida Theme Park and Water Park will be closed Saturday, Sept. 9 through Monday, Sept. 11. LEGOLAND Hotel will remain open to admit arriving guests; LEGOLAND Beach Retreat guests will be relocated to LEGOLAND Hotel. We encourage guests in need of shelter to seek other accommodations as we cannot guarantee resort amenities or access to electricity during severe w Continue Reading

SeaWorld And Busch Gardens First To Announce Closures Due To #HurricaneIrma

To ensure the safety of our guests, ambassadors and animals during the expected impact from Hurricane Irma, SeaWorld Orlando, Aquatica Orlando, Discovery Cove, Busch Gardens Tampa Bay and Adventure Island will be adjusting schedules as follows: SeaWorld Orlando and Busch Gardens Tampa Bay are currently planning to close by 5 pm ET on Saturday, Sept. 9, pending further updates as we monitor the storm. Both parks wi Continue Reading

UPDATE ~ Disney Dining Information Ahead of #HurricaneIrma

More news from Disney World pertaining to preparations for Hurricane Irma. For Dining reservations, direct from Disney! New dine reservations for September 10 and 11 are not available at this time as we monitor progress of Hurricane Irma. Effective immediately we will not be enforcing dine reservation cancellation policies so no need to cancel dining reservations through Monday September 11. Restaurants are open a Continue Reading

More Closures and Evacuations for Walt Disney World Ahead of #HurricaneIrma

We’ve been updating our readers all day, with the latest news and closures for the Walt Disney World Resort this coming weekend because of Hurricane Irma. I have some new information, and will recap some old, just to make sure everyone has all the info we have received so far. Ft. Wilderness Resort and Campground~ The campgrounds will begin closing on Saturday afternoon, 9/9 Performances for Mickey’s B Continue Reading

Additional Updates On MNSSHP And Night Of Joy #hurricaneirma

More details regarding the cancellation for MNSSHP and Night of Joy! Saturday’s Night of Joy concert is cancelled, but guests can use their tickets for Friday night if they choose. Just stop by the ESPN box office starting at 4:00 on Friday. Requests for a full refund will be honored. Sunday nights Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party has been cancelled. Guests are invited to exchange their tickets for Continue Reading

Update on Orlando International Airport Closure Plan #HurricaneIrma

Last night, Orlando International Airport (MCO) put out a statement they would be closing at 5:00 PM on Saturday, September 9th, 2017. According to 96.5 WDBO local radio, Orlando International Airport (MCO) has walked-back or recanted their announcement from Wednesday that they’d be closing airport operations Saturday at 5:00 pm.  I did just hear on the radio, so far only 24 flights have been cancelled as of 8 Continue Reading