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Walt Disney World Announces Phased Closures Due to Inclement Weather

As of 11 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 9, Walt Disney World is making the following operational adjustments as they continue to prioritize the safety of their cast members and guests during the storm:



Theme Parks

  • Walt Disney World Resort theme parks will have a phased closure today, Nov. 9, beginning at 5 p.m. and will remain closed through tomorrow morning, Nov. 10. Resort guests are encouraged to enjoy food and beverage options at the theme parks prior to returning to their Disney resort hotel. Theme parks will likely not reopen at their regularly scheduled time tomorrow, Nov. 10.
  • Disney’s Animal Kingdom: Closing today, Nov. 9, at 5 p.m. with last dining reservations at 5 p.m.
  • Disney’s Hollywood Studios: Closing today, Nov. 9, at 6 p.m. with last dining reservations at 6 p.m.
  • Magic Kingdom Park: Closing today, Nov. 9, at 7 p.m. Last dining reservations for Be Our Guest, Liberty Tree Tavern, Diamond Horseshoe, and Cinderella’s Royal Table will be at 6 p.m., and last dining for all other dining reservations will be at 6:30 p.m.
  • EPCOT: Closing today, Nov. 9, at 7 p.m. The last dining reservations for Monsieur Paul, Space 220 Restaurant, Akershus Royal Banquet Hall, and Garden Grill Restaurant will be at 6 p.m., and last dining for all other dining reservations will be at 6:30 p.m.

As previously shared, extended evening theme park hours at Magic Kingdom will be canceled today, Nov. 9.

To align with modified theme park hours, nighttime spectaculars will be canceled today, Nov. 9, including Disney Enchantment at Magic Kingdom Park, Harmonious at EPCOT, and Fantasmic! at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.

Water Parks and Mini Golf

  • Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon will temporarily close tomorrow, Thursday, Nov. 10. (Disney’s Blizzard Beach is currently closed.)
  • Winter Summerland Miniature Golf and Fantasia Gardens Miniature Golf will close early today, Nov. 9, at 7 p.m. and will remain temporarily closed tomorrow, Thursday, Nov. 10.

Walt Disney World Resort Hotels

  • Guests staying at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground will be required to depart by 3 p.m. today, Nov. 9. Disney is contacting guests with reservations to help them find alternate accommodations.
  • Guests staying at the Treehouse Villas at Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort will be required to depart by today, Nov. 9, at 3 p.m. Disney is contacting guests with reservations to help them find alternative accommodations.
  • At this time, all other Walt Disney World Resort hotels remain open to guests.
  • Character breakfasts at Disney resort hotels will not include characters tomorrow morning, Nov. 10, so Disney can accommodate more resort guests staying at these locations for breakfast.
  • Guests may reschedule their trip or cancel their stay; any customary cancellation fees will be waived.

Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser

  • Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser voyage scheduled to begin tomorrow, November 10 will be canceled. Disney is contacting guests with reservations.

Dining and Enchanting Extras

  • Effective immediately, we will not enforce cancellation policies until further notice for dining and other experiences like Savi’s Workshop and Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique. Guests with pre-paid reservations will be canceled and refunded to the original form of payment.
  • Performances of Hoop-Dee-Doo Musical Revue at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground have been canceled for Wednesday, November 9.
  • Ferrytale Fireworks: A Sparkling Dessert Cruise has been canceled for Wednesday, November 9.

Disney Springs

  • Disney Springs will close early today, Nov. 9, at 7 p.m., with last dining reservations at 6:30 p.m. Disney Springs will remain closed through tomorrow morning, Nov. 10.
  • Disney Bus transportation from Disney Springs will operate until 8 p.m. today, Nov. 9.

Follow along with our primary updates on Tropical Storm Nicole in this post.



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