Tag Archives: Hurricane Irma

Staying at Walt Disney World Before Hurricane Irma: Part 1

* Note that this article is the first piece in a 4-part series.  Setting the stage Over Labor Day weekend, my family — my husband, mother, and I — fulfilled a “we should” dream that we had been talking about for years, and took a trip to Disney World together. We shared a one bedroom […]

Disney Cruise Line Extends Eastern Caribbean Itinerary Adjustments

Disney Cruise Line has confirmed that adjustments are now being made to the Eastern Caribbean itinerary aboard the Disney Fantasy through at least the December 2nd sailing. Due to damage from Hurricane Irma in the British and U.S. Virgin Islands, the ports of Tortola and St. Thomas are still not available to cruise ships, so […]

Damages to Port Canaveral Cost About $2.9 Million From Hurricane Irma

Port Canaveral is the closest cruise port to Walt Disney World, as it is only about an hour drive away. According to Florida Today, the reported damages to Port Canaveral will cost an estimated $2.9 million dollars. Much of that, almost $1.5 million, will be directed toward the restoration of State Road 528’s eastbound lanes. […]

Tolls Returning to Florida’s Turnpike System Sept. 21

For those of you traveling to Central Florida who plan on renting a car for your vacation, you should know that the tolls on a vast majority of Florida’s Turnpike system, all Florida Department of Transportation roads and bridges, and all regional toll facilities throughout the State will be re-instated this Thursday, September 21st at […]

Additional Details for Disney Cruise Line Discounts Related to Hurricane Irma

Due to weather complications that affected the Caribbean during Hurricane Irma and forced the premature docking of two cruises and the cancellation of three others, Disney Cruise Line has offered affected guests a 25% discount on future reservations. Here are a few details for anyone who may be eligible for the discount: Disney Cruise Line […]

Disney World Paying All Cast Members for Lost Shifts on Sunday and Monday Due to Hurricane Irma

This is simply one person’s opinion, but I truly believe Disney stepped up this past week in response to Hurricane Irma. Walt Disney World often is in the headlines for the company’s frugality towards their cast members. Recently, heated debates between Disney and the worker’s unions sparked a further divide between the cast members and […]

The Latest on How Hurricane Irma Affected Disney Cruise Line’s Terminal in Port Canaveral

According to Florida Today, Cruise ships began returning to Port Canaveral on Wednesday, but it wasn’t until Thursday that the Disney Dream and Disney Fantasy returned to port. While it is good news that the ships have returned, unfortunately the port itself is facing some large infrastructure problems that could cause some difficulty moving forward. […]

Hurricane Irma Relief Workers Can Get a Free Pie at Blaze Pizza in Disney Springs

In response to Hurricane Irma, Blaze Pizza’s Disney Springs location is offering free pizza to first responders and utility workers until September 17th. Relief workers can get a complimentary personal pizza and beverage with a valid ID. This is just the latest such promotion offered by Blaze Pizza, who has held many similar giveaways at […]

Disney Cruise Line Alters Eastern Caribbean Itinerary Due to Hurricane Irma Damages

Due to the destructive path left by Hurricane Irma, Disney Cruise Line is altering the itineraries for the Disney Fantasy in the Eastern Caribbean, exchanging ports for the Western Caribbean for sailings on September 23 and October 7. This is meant to give these islands time to recover. Here is the modified itinerary: Saturday – […]

SeaWorld’s ‘Florida Neighbor Offer’ Provides BOGO Ticket Deals to Florida Residents

In the aftermath of Hurricane Irma, SeaWorld Orlando is providing Florida residents with a limited time offer to help locals take their mind off of the storm. The Florida Neighbor Offer will provide guests with an opportunity to buy one park ticket and get the second ticket free. Floridians must purchase and use tickets between […]