Tag Archives: Hurricane Irma

Hurricane Irma Costs Disney Big Bucks

Back in September, as the entire state of Florida was bracing for Hurricane Irma, Disney made the decision to close the parks but kept their resorts opened for many who were fleeing their homes. Even with the resort revenue, Hurricane Irma cost Disney $100 million in operating income. From lower attendance, park closures, cancelled and shortened cruises, and damage/clean up from the storm, this is a big hit for the Continue Reading

TMSM’s Adventures in Florida Living ~ Our First Major Hurricane #HurricaneIrma

Happy Wednesday everyone.  It’s been a wild ride here in Florida this past week.  Hurricane Irma blew through the entire state of Florida, and caused quite a mess. Lets talk about it! At the beginning of last week, the news started telling Florida residents to prepare for Hurricane Irma. She was a mean, monster of a storm, and we’re all going to get hit at some point starting on Sunday. So what doe Continue Reading

Walt Disney Company Commits $2.5 Million To Hurricane Irma Recovery Efforts

From the Disney Parks Blog and written by: Thomas Smith Just moments ago, The Walt Disney Company announced a commitment of $2.5 million to aid those impacted by Hurricane Irma. The funds will help the response and recovery efforts of the American Red Cross, UNICEF, Save the Children, and other nonprofits. “As millions of people now face the daunting challenge of putting their lives and communities back together Continue Reading

Disney Updates / Closures Due to #HurricaneIrma

Update! Hurricane Irma is out of Florida, Disney World is almost back to normal, minus a few closures still. I just wanted to give our readers a quick update, because we were still getting questions about what’s open and what’s not. Here’s what I found so far~ Disney’s Water Parks are still closed and will reopen sometime this week. Fort Wilderness Campground will remain closed until they Continue Reading

Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party is Back Tomorrow, Parks Will Be Open! See Park Hours!

The worst of Hurricane Irma is past us, and Florida is in clean up mode.  Same goes for Disney.  Yes, the Parks and such have been closed today, but as of tomorrow, Tuesday September 12, things at Disney World are returning to normal, including Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party. The Halloween festivities were cancelled on Sunday, but tomorrow the party is indeed on at Disney’s Magic Kingdom. To s Continue Reading

Disney World Set to Reopen Tuesday After Direct Hit From #HurricaneIrma See list of Damages

The latest scoop on the Walt Disney World Resort! Orlando took a direct hit from Hurricane Irma Sunday, but the “happiest place on Earth” is on track to reopen Tuesday. Walt Disney World took a few hits, but managed to avoid the wrath many other Florida businesses experienced as the storm pummeled the state. Disney reported the following damage Monday morning: Animal Kingdom – lots of trees down, deb Continue Reading

Walt Disney World, Disney Cruise Line and Orlando International Airport Updates #HurricaneIrma (9/11/17)

Below are the latest updates from Orlando International Airport, Disney Cruise Line and the Walt Disney World Resort. Please know the call centers for the two Disney Properties are closed today. While calls for Walt Disney World are being transferred to the California location, Disney has asked that guests only call if their question and/or modification is related to a current on-site stay or a check-in prior to Se Continue Reading

Lunch Bags Being Sold to Resort Guests While Riding Out #HurricaneIrma

Disney Parks and Disney Springs are closed until Tuesday morning at the least, but Hurricane Irma is making landfall here in Florida, so Disney Resort guests are staying put.  Lunch bags are being sold to guests to help accommodate, as well as kid lunches.  Here’s what they’re offering.     As you can see, food packs are available for adults for $11.00 and kids packs for $5.00.  Disney res Continue Reading

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

Message for Disney Resort Guests Regarding Hurricane Irma

I’ve been sent some info regarding guests staying at Disney resorts during the weekend, and wanted to share. People have been getting notes under their doors to their hotel room, and here’s what it says~ While you are staying with us, we are closely monitoring Hurricane Irma. As the weather approaches we would like to share some helpful tips for your visit. ~We anticipate resort dining locations may e Continue Reading