Walt Disney World Issues Update About Post-Hurricane Idalia Policies

Hurricane Idalia hit Northern Florida yesterday, causing all-day storms in Central Florida around Walt Disney World. Hurricane Idalia made landfall in Florida as a Category 3 storm and the National Weather Service issued a Tornado Watch for most of the state. Walt Disney World remained open, but waived their change and cancellation fees through September 5, and offered 50% off hotel stays for Florida residents evacuating and first responders dealing with the storm. Walt Disney World posted a final update regarding the storm on Thursday morning.

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Weather Updates & Information

Walt Disney World Resort is currently operating under normal conditions.

Last updated on August 31, 2023 at 9:00 AM

Walt Disney World Resort Hotels

  • Travel Flexibility: At this time, change and cancellation fees imposed by Disney will be waived for check-in dates of August 28, 2023 through September 5, 2023. Guests currently staying at our Disney Resort hotels whose travel plans have been impacted by the storm may receive a discounted rate to extend their stay through the evening of August 31, if needed, by visiting the front desk.
  • Evacuees & First Responders Support: Florida residents evacuating from the storm and first responders assisting in storm-related recovery efforts may also receive 50% off Disney Resort hotel stays on the evenings of August 29-31, 2023. For evacuees, please call (407) W-DISNEY for details. For first responders, please call (407) 828-3200 (Option 3). This applies to new bookings only and is based on availability.

Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon Water Park and mini golf courses were closed on Wednesday but are now open.

Idalia has been downgraded to a tropical storm as it leaves land off the coast of South Carolina.

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