After multiple days of storm watching and updates from the National Hurricane Center, it appears Walt Disney World has officially made a statement regarding the upcoming Hurricane Dorian, which is now a Category 3 major hurricane and is set to make landfall as a Category 4.
BREAKING: #Dorian is now a Category 3 major #hurricane. It's still expected to further intensify into a Category 4 as it heads for the Bahamas and Florida. The latest: https://t.co/p2YfOocrnz pic.twitter.com/Gp9Z4GRTZq
— The Weather Channel (@weatherchannel) August 30, 2019
Currently, Walt Disney World Resort is operating under normal conditions, with only weekend sporting events cancelled and Disney’s Blizzard Beach water park closed on Sunday. Guests staying at specific resorts, like Fort Wilderness, are currently being contacted by Cast Members for alternate arrangements.
Meanwhile, Orlando International Airport (MCO) has also released a statement regarding Hurricane Dorian:
All commercial flight operations will cease on Monday, September 2, 2019 at 2:00 AM. They recommend that passengers also check with individual airlines for flight information and schedules.
While Walt Disney World’s Hurricane Policy states that a Hurricane Watch or Warning must be issued for cancellation or change fees to be waived, it appears that Disney Vacation Club is already extending that courtesy to guests with upcoming reservations this weekend, and some of our readers have reported getting it waived for regular Walt Disney World resort reservations and vacation packages. Just be prepared for long hold times when you call in. Wait times as long as two hours or more have been reported, so do be patient.
Please be safe out there, readers! We’ll be posting updates as further announcements are released by official weather centers and government agencies.