Walt Disney World Parks Closing Due To #HurricaneIrma

Walt Disney World Parks Closing Due To #HurricaneIrma 1

Breaking news!

Walt Disney World Parks Closing Due To #HurricaneIrma 2

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. This is all parks, water parks, Disney Springs and ESPN!

Please stay tuned to TMSM for updates this weekend, as we are doing our best to keep our readers informed.

*Love, prayers and thanks to Disney’s Cast Members who are working during this hard time.

UPDATE: Disney has now updated their Hurricane Irma information to include the latest announcements:

Information on Hurricane Irma
Based on the latest forecasts for Hurricane Irma and keeping safety top of mind, Walt Disney World Resort will be closing early on Saturday, September 9 and will remain closed through Monday, September 11. Resort hotels will remain open. We hope to resume normal operations on Tuesday, September 12. We will provide regular updates to our guests on all operational changes. Please continue to check this page for updates.

Walt Disney World Theme Parks, Disney Springs, Water Parks, and ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex are making the
following operational changes:

  • Disney’s Blizzard Beach: Closed as of Friday, September 8 – Monday, September 11
  • Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon: Closing early Saturday, September 9 at 5 PM – Monday, September 11
  • ESPN Wide World of Sports: Closed on Saturday, September 9 – Monday, September 11
  • Disney’s Animal Kingdom: Closing early on Saturday, September 9 at 7 PM – Monday, September 11
    The Saturday, September 9 Rivers of Light performance is canceled.
  • Disney’s Hollywood Studios: Closing early on Saturday, September 9 at 7 PM – Monday, September 11
    The Saturday, September 9 Fantasmic! and Star Wars: A Galactic Spectacular performances are canceled.
  • Epcot: Closing early on Saturday, September 9 at 9 PM – Monday, September 11
    The Saturday, September 9 Illuminations Reflections of Earth performance is canceled.
  • Magic Kingdom: Closing early on Saturday, September 9 at 9 PM.
    The Saturday, September 9 Happily Ever After fireworks performance is canceled.
  • Disney Springs: Closing early on Saturday, September 9 at 9 PM – Monday, September 11

CLOSURES, CANCELATIONS & MORE

Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground and the Treehouse Villas at Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa will be closed beginning Saturday, September 9 at 2:00 PM.

SPECIAL EVENT UPDATES

In anticipation of inclement weather associated with Hurricane Irma, please note the following event cancelations at Walt Disney World Resort.

Night of Joy at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex has been canceled on Saturday, September 9, 2017. The performances on Friday, September 8 will take place as planned. Guests with tickets for Saturday are welcome to attend Friday’s event instead by exchanging their tickets at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Box Office after 4 PM Friday.

Requests for a full refund for either event night will be honored.

Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party has been canceled on Sunday, September 10, 2017. The event will take place as planned on Thursday, September 7. Guests are invited to exchange their Sunday, September 10 event tickets for one of the following options:

  • Tickets to attend another Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party
  • Tickets to attend an upcoming Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party
  • 1 Day Magic Your Way Tickets with Park Hopper Option, to be used within the next 2 years
  • Receive a full refund for event tickets

To redeem these offers, Guests should call (407) 939-7818 by January 31, 2018 between the hours of 7:00 AM and 11:00 PM., or email us at Ticket.Inquiries@DisneyWorld.com. Please have your tickets available so we may process your request for you as quickly as possible. Guests under 18 years of age must have parent or guardian permission to call.

DINING UPDATES

Effective immediately we will not be enforcing dine reservation cancelation policies so no need to cancel dine reservations through Monday, September 11.

Pre-paid dining and premium experiences will be automatically canceled and refunded.

For more information, review frequently asked questions regarding our hurricane policy.

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Author: Michele

Michele Atwood is the Owner/Editor of The Main Street Mouse and it’s subsidiaries and author of the book “Moving to Main Street U.S.A.” Michele also contributes Disney news to the Joe Kelley Morning Show on 96.5 WDBO in Orlando. She and her family made the move from Michigan to the Orlando area to pursue their Disney dreams. Michele is a life long Disney fan, and has two sons who have followed suit, each going on their first Disney trip before their first birthday’s. Part of the goal Michele has for The Main Street Mouse is not only to keep members informed, but to create somewhat of a Disney Family by relating to others through personal experiences and opinions. Also, Michele is making it a priority to share stories of inspiration and hope to other Disney Fans in an effort to share the Magic and hopefully make a difference in the lives of others.

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