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Walt Disney World shares new operational update as Hurricane Idalia inches ever closer to Florida

As Hurricane Idalia looms ever larger over Florida, Walt Disney World has issued an operational update for concerned guests.


Walt Disney World shares new operational update as Hurricane Idalia inches ever closer to Florida

Walt Disney World has issued a new operational update with travel advice for guests.


The resort is also offering Florida residents evacuating from the storm , together with first responders assisting in storm-related recovery efforts a 50% off discount on Disney Resort hotel stays on the evenings of August 29-31, 2023.


Read on for the latest:


For Guests staying at Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground:

As Disney continues to monitor the weather, they are asking that all Fort Wilderness Guests remove and stow all outside items, including décor, and take in camper awnings by 6 PM on Tuesday, August 29. If you’d like to depart early or discuss alternate options for your vacation, please contact (407) 939-2744.


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.


Storm Recovery:

Walt Disney World is prepared to once again serve as a staging area for storm-related recovery efforts for the state of Florida.


For Guests looking to modify or cancel their Disney Resort hotel reservations, please visit DisneyWorld.com/Plans.



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