PHOTOS: Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure Reopens After Repairing Damage from Hurricane Ian

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“There’s no Hogwarts without you, Hagrid.” And Hogsmeade is just not the same without the popular Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure attraction. Thankfully, the ride has reopened today, and guests can once again enjoy a ride through the Forbidden Forest with the loveable Hagrid. The attraction was rumored to close for refurbishment last month, with … Read more

Crews Fixing Hole in Jurassic Park River Adventure Caused by Hurricane Ian

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Now that Jurassic Park River Adventure at Universal’s Islands of Adventure has closed for a standard winter refurbishment, crews are fixing the hole that was ripped into the side of the attraction’s building by Hurricane Ian. There is some scaffolding with small cranes atop the tall show building. Scaffolding also surrounds the water ride’s exterior … Read more

UPDATE: Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground Reopening October 7


One of the last vestiges of the Hurricane Ian saga last week is the continued closure of Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground. But it seems work at the site is complete, and the resort will reopen tomorrow. A notice was posted on the Walt Disney World website informing the change. Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort … Read more

Walt Disney World Reinstating Cancellation Fees Following Hurricane Ian

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Walt Disney World will be reinstating their cancellation fees for dining and other experiences next week. Cancellation fees were waived amidst Hurricane Ian, as many travelers had to cancel plans. Disney announced that they will begin enforcing cancellation policies again on Sunday, October 9. These policies apply to dining and other experiences like Savi’s Workshop … Read more

PHOTO REPORT: Universal Orlando Resort 9/30/22 (Halloween Horror Nights Reopens After Hurricane Ian, Captain Lucas’s Lagoon Room at the Dead Coconut Club, Low Crowds, and More)

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We’re back at the Universal Orlando Resort! The parks have been closed due to Hurricane Ian, but today, Volcano Bay and CityWalk reopened for resort guests. Even though the theme parks did not open today, Halloween Horror Nights was still on for guests with tickets. Of course, we made our way over to the Universal … Read more

Ghoulish! A Halloween Tale Performances Canceled Indefinitely at Halloween Horror Nights 31

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Ghoulish! A Halloween Tale will not be performed for the time being at Halloween Horror Nights due to damage from Hurricane Ian. All signs for the show have been removed. Above is the signage before Hurricane Ian, showing the performance times. Ghoulish! A Halloween Tale normally runs four shows a night, starting at 9 p.m. … Read more

PHOTO REPORT: EPCOT 10/1/22 (EPCOT’s 40th Anniversary, Long Lines for Exclusive Merchandise, Spaceship Earth Show Remembers Classic EPCOT, & More)

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Good morning from EPCOT’s 40th anniversary! We’re celebrating the birthday of one of our favorite parks today and there’s a LOT to do, so let’s get started! As we were walking up to enter the park, we saw colorful EPCOT 40th pole wraps that were placed along the ticket booths. After we tapped in, we … Read more

Universal Studios Florida Adds Additional Dates for Halloween Horror Nights

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Due to closures related to Hurricane Ian, Universal announced today that they will be adding two additional dates for Halloween Horror Nights 31 at Universal Studios Florida. The additional dates will be Tuesday, October 11th and Monday, October 24th. The announcement also states that Premier Passholders can take advantage of their Halloween Horror Nights free … Read more

PHOTO REPORT: Magic Kingdom & Disney’s Animal Kingdom 9/30/22 (Parks Reopen After Hurricane Ian, New Halloween Loungefly Mini Backpack, TRON 40th Anniversary Merchandise, & More)

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Good morning from Magic Kingdom! We are back after the parks have been closed for two days due to Hurricane Ian. We will be on the lookout for any damage we can find from the hurricane. As always, we will report on all the new things we find today. Let’s get started. Magic Kingdom reopened … Read more

The Incredible Hulk Coaster at Universal’s Islands of Adventure Reopens Following Hurricane Ian

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After some sections of track were reportedly flooded, the Incredible Hulk Coaster has reopened at Universal’s Islands of Adventure following Hurricane Ian. Earlier today, Team Members were running empty cars this afternoon for testing. Photos circulated online of water covering this section of track that dips into a concrete trench in the lagoon. Water has … Read more

Jurassic Park River Adventure Reopens After Hurricane Ian Ripped Hole in Building

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Jurassic Park River Adventure at Universal’s Islands of Adventure reopened this afternoon after Hurricane Ian ripped off some paneling of the show building, creating a large hole. The hole is near the top of the water ride’s drop. The steel structure of the building is visible but does not appear damaged. Water likely got into … Read more

Bob Chapek Emails Cast Members Following Hurricane Ian, Walt Disney World Reopens, Final ‘Future World’ Sign Replaced at EPCOT, & More: Daily Recap (9/30/22)

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We bring you a lot of stories every single day. Sometimes it’s hard to keep up. So in case you missed anything from our feed, we have rounded up all our stories in one place to get the news at a glance.¬†Here is your Daily Recap for Friday, September 30, 2022. Walt Disney World Magic … Read more

Disney’s Hollywood Studios Reopens Following Hurricane Ian

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Hurricane Ian has left Florida and is on its way to the Carolinas, so Walt Disney World has reopened after two days of closure as a result! Let’s check in on Disney’s Hollywood Studios and see what’s new. Before entering, we could see crew members working on the sidewalk outside Sid Cahuenga’s One-of-a-Kind. A section … Read more

PHOTOS: EPCOT Reopens After Hurricane Ian

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Hurricane Ian has left Florida and is on its way to the Carolinas. Walt Disney World theme parks were closed for two days due to the hurricane and are reopening today, September 30. New Park Pass reservations only opened to resort hotel guests and the parks have later opening times than usual. EPCOT opened at … Read more

Disney Releases Statement, CEO Bob Chapek Emails Cast Members About Hurricane Ian


The Walt Disney Company has released a statement about Hurricane Ian now that the storm has passed central Florida. Disney CEO Bob Chapek also sent out a company-wide email to Cast Members about Hurricane Ian. Read the new statement: Our hearts go out to those impacted by Hurricanes lan and Fiona. We are grateful for … Read more

PHOTOS: Magic Kingdom Reopens After Hurricane Ian

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Hurricane Ian has left Florida and is on its way to the Carolinas. Walt Disney World theme parks were closed for two days due to the hurricane and are reopening today, September 30. New Park Pass reservations only opened to resort hotel guests, and the parks have later opening times than usual. Magic Kingdom opened … Read more