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Current Weather Updates and Information for Walt Disney World

Hurricane Ian has arrived to Florida and Orlando is feeling it. Walt Disney World is closed again today and has released updates and information regarding current operations.

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Last updated on September 29, 2022 at 1:30 PM

Walt Disney World Theme Parks and Water Parks

Walt Disney World theme parks are temporarily closed on Thursday, Sept. 29: 

  • Magic Kingdom Park
  • EPCOT
  • Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park
  • Disney’s Hollywood Studios
  • Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon water park (Disney’s Blizzard Beach water park is currently closed for the season.)
  • Winter Summerland Miniature Golf
  • Fantasia Gardens
  • Fairways Miniature Golf

Partially used multi-day theme park tickets with a validity window impacted by closure due to Hurricane Ian will be automatically extended to allow use of the remaining unused ticket days through Sept. 30, 2023. In order to enter a park, both a park reservation and valid ticket for the same park on the same date are required.

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Disney Springs

Disney Springs will be temporarily closed on Thursday, September 29. 

Drawn to Life presented by Cirque du Soleil & Disney is cancelled on Wednesday, Sept. 28 and Thursday, Sept. 29. The 5:30 p.m. show on Friday, Sept. 30 will be rescheduled to begin at 8:00 p.m.

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Walt Disney World Resort Hotels

For the safety of our Guests and Cast Members, check-in will not be accepted on Thursday, Sept. 29. For Guests with a Friday, Sept. 30 check-in, please arrive at your resort no earlier than 3 p.m. ET; Guests who arrive before 3 p.m. will not be able to check in. Guests may reschedule their trip or cancel their stay with us; any customary cancellation fees will be waived. 

  • Guests that are checked in will receive updates, including any direction to shelter in place at their resort.
  • Dining options for Guests staying in our Resort hotels will vary, and in some cases may be very limited. Where available, restaurants will accept walk-ups only; Guests will not need dining reservations.
  • Characters will not be available in character dining locations on Thursday, Sept. 29.
  • The Grand Floridian Spa is closed on Thursday, Sept. 29.

Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground, Copper Creek Cabins at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge, Treehouse Villas at Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa and the Bungalows at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort are temporarily closed through Friday, Sept. 30 due to the weather. We are contacting Guests with current and upcoming reservations. 

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Walt Disney World Resort Hotel Dining

Explore some important updates to dining experiences at Walt Disney World Resort. 

We continue to operate select Resort dining options with availability subject to change. Please check with the individual location for details and hours. 

Disney’s All Star Movies Resort

Open

  • World Premiere Food Court

Closed

  • Silver Screen Spirits Pool Bar

Disney’s All Star Music Resort

Open

  • Intermission Food Court

Closed

  • Singing Spirits Pool Bar

Disney’s All Star Sports Resort

Open

  • End Zone Food Court

Closed

  • Grandstand Spirits Pool Bar

Disney’s Art of Animation Resort

Open

  • Landscape of Flavors

Closed

  • The Drop Off Pool Bar

Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge, Disney’s Animal Kingdom Villas – Jambo House, Disney’s Animal Kingdom Villas – Kidani Village

Open

  • The Mara
  • Boma – Flavors of Africa
  • Sanna
  • Sanaa Lounge
  • Kilimanjaro Club Level
  • Victoria Falls Lounge
  • Zuwadi Traders (Jambo House)
  • Jahari Treasures (Kidani Village)
  • Club Level – available for Club Level Guests

Closed

  • Jiko – The Cooking Place
  • Cape Town Lounge and Wine Bar
  • Uzima Springs Pool Bar
  • Maji Pool Bar

Disney’s BoardWalk Inn and Disney’s BoardWalk Villas

Open

  • Belle Vue Lounge
  • Club Level – available for Club Level Guests
  • Convention Center Buffet

Closed

  • Trattoria al Forno
  • Flying Fish
  • AbracadaBar
  • Pizza Window
  • BoardWalk Ice Cream
  • BoardWalk Deli
  • Leaping Horse Libations
  • Big River Grill & Brewing Works
  • BoardWalk Joe’s Marvelous Margaritas
  • The To-Go Cart
  • The Funnel Cake Cart

Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort

Open

  • Centertown Market
  • Banana Cabana

Closed

  • Sebastian’s Grill
  • Spyglass Grill

Disney’s Contemporary Resort and Bay Lake Tower at Disney’s Contemporary Resort

Open

  • Contempo Cafe
  • Chef Mickey’s
  • Outer Rim
  • Cove Bar
  • Steakhouse 71
  • Steakhouse 71 Lounge
  • Club Level – available for Club Level guests

Closed

  • California Grill
  • The Sand Bar
  • Spyglass Grill
  • Contemporary Grounds

Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort

Open

  • Toledo – Tapas, Steak & Seafood – Buffet offering
  • Barcelona Lounge
  • El Mercado de Coronado
  • Rix Sports Bar & Grill
  • Chronos Club Level – available for Club level guests

Closed

  • Three Bridges Bar & Grill
  • Dahlia Lounge
  • Café Rix
  • Siestas Cantina
  • Laguna Bar
  • Maya Grill

Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa, The Villas at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa

Closed

  • Gasparilla Island Grill
  • Beaches Pool Bar & Grill
  • Enchanted Rose
  • Grand Floridian Café
  • 1900 Park Fare
  • Victoria & Albert’s
  • Narcoossee’s
  • Courtyard Pool Bar
  • Garden View Tea Room
  • Citricos
  • Citricos Lounge
  • Private Dining

Disney’s Old Key West Resort

Open

  • Olivia’s Cafe
  • Good’s Food To Go

Closed

  • Gurgling Suitcase Libations & Spirits
  • Turtle Shack Poolside Snacks

Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort, Disney’s Polynesian Villas & Bungalows

Open

  • Capt. Cook’s
  • Kona Island
  • Tambu Lounge
  • Lobby Bar
  • Club Lounge – grab n’ go items available for Club Level guests

Closed

  • Trader Sam’s Tiki Terrace and Trader Sam’s Grotto
  • Kona Café
  • ‘Ohana
  • Pineapple Lanai
  • Barefoot Pool Bar
  • Oasis Bar & Grill

Disney’s Pop Century Resort

Open

  • Everything Pop Shopping & Dining

Closed

  • Petals Pool Bar

Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – French Quarter

Closed

  • Sassagoula Floatworks & Food Factory
  • Scat Cat’s Club – Cafe
  • Scat Cat’s Club Lounge
  • Mardi Grogs

Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – Riverside

Closed

  • Riverside Mill Food Court
  • Muddy Rivers
  • River Roost
  • Boatwright’s Dining Hall
  • River Roost

Disney’s Riviera Resort

Open

  • Primo Piatto
  • Le Petit Cafe

Closed

  • Topolino’s Terrace – Flavors of the Riviera
  • Bar Riva

Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa

Open

  • The Artist’s Palette

Closed

  • The Turf Club Bar & Grill
  • The Turf Club Lounge
  • The Paddock Grill
  • On the Rocks
  • Backstretch Pool Bar
  • Chip n’ Dale’s Cafe

Disney’s Wilderness Lodge Resort, Boulder Ridge at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge Resort

Open

  • Roaring Fork
  • Whispering Canyon Cafe
  • Territory Lounge
  • Boulder Ridge
  • Club Lounge – available for Club Level guests

Closed

  • Storybook Dining at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge
  • Geyser Point Bar & Grill

Disney’s Yacht Club Resort, Disney’s Beach Club Resort

Open

  • Ale & Compass Restaurant
  • Ale & Compass Lounge
  • Beach Club Marketplace
  • Cape May Café
  • The Market at Ale & Compass
  • Martha’s Vineyard
  • Yachtsman Steakhouse
  • Club Level Lounges – available for Club Level guests

Closed

  • Crew’s Cup Lounge
  • Hurricane Hanna’s Waterside Bar & Grill
  • Beaches & Cream Soda Shop
Fall

Enchanting Extras and Special Events

Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party at Magic Kingdom has been cancelled for Thursday, Sept. 29. If you purchased Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party tickets for the event on Thursday, Sept. 29, 2022 directly from Disney using a credit card, debit card, or Disney Rewards Cards a refund will be automatically processed back to your original form of payment within 7 business days. Please note: refunds may take longer to appear on your statement depending on your financial institution.

If you purchased a Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party ticket from a travel agent, travel wholesaler or other third-party travel seller, please contact your travel seller for further information. 

Effective immediately, we will not enforce cancellation policies until further notice for dining and other experiences like Savi’s Workshop and Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique. 

Performances of Hoop-Dee-Doo Musical Revue have been cancelled Sept. 28 through Sept. 30 in light of the temporary closure of Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground. Guests with pre-paid reservations will be automatically cancelled and refunded.

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Transportation

  • Walt Disney World Transportation has temporarily stopped operating and will begin again once the storm has passed, subject to safety conditions.
  • Limited Minnie Van and Mears taxi service will be available to Walt Disney World resort Guests with existing breakfast reservations.

Other Walt Disney World Experiences

Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser voyages that departed Tuesday, Sept. 27 and voyages departing Thursday, Sept. 29 have been cancelled due to the potential impact on the Guest experience. Guests with reservations for these dates are asked to please call (407) 939-5209 for help with modifying their plans. 

ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex is closed Thursday, Sept. 29.

Please note that all reopening timelines are tentative, and subject to safety conditions.


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