As some of you already know, Hurricane Irma is off the coast with concerns that it may be headed straight towards Florida later this week. Governor Rick Scott declared a state of emergency in Florida this evening, just in case it’s needed and Irma touches land here. We are still watching and waiting to hear more, but I’ve already been getting messages from readers regarding the possible threats of severe weather so close to Disney World. Here’s what Disney’s site says regarding Hurricanes~
“What does it mean for my vacation plans if a hurricane warning is issued within 7 days of my arrival date?”
If a hurricane warning is issued by the National Hurricane Center for the Orlando area—or for your place of residence—within 7 days of your scheduled arrival date, you may call in advance to reschedule or cancel your Walt Disney Travel Company Magic Your Way vacation package and most room only reservations (booked directly with Disney) without any cancellation or change fees imposed by Disney.
If you have products and services provided by third-party suppliers included in your vacation—such as airlines, hotels, car rental agencies or vacation insurance companies—you will continue to be responsible for any non-refundable payments, as well as cancellation or change fees assessed by those suppliers. The policy does not apply to certain special events or dining experiences.
This policy also applies to Disney’s Vero Beach Resort or Disney’s Hilton Head Island Resort in the event a hurricane warning is issued for those destinations. If you have questions or you wish to reschedule your vacation due to a hurricane warning, please call (407) 939-7675.
I know last year during Hurricane Matthew, Disney did an amazing job and guests were well accommodated during the storm. We live ten minutes from Disney property, and we never lost power or had any major issues. That was last year though. Currently, we’re not hearing anything too alarming for Orlando, but we’re keeping an eye on the news and such, and if and when we hear any important news, we will be sure to pass it along. For now, there’s nothing major to report. Stay tuned to TMSM this week for more updates on Hurricane Irma as we hear them.
*When in doubt, please call Disney directly to get additional info!
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