We will keep this short and sweet because it’s Saturday and you really just want your Saturday 6 from Derek. We hope this will be our final Hurricane Matthew post.
Theme Parks – Open
Universal, Walt Disney World, SeaWorld – all back to normal or close to normal hours today. Animal Kingdom even started the day with Extra Magic Hours. If you are in the parks today, take some photos and tweet them to #HeyTouringPlans – we’d love to see them. The wait times in our app will self-adjust after the parks open. We have not adjusted the Crowd Calendars.
Walt Disney World
If your Halloween Party was cancelled, you can call 407-939-7818 beginning 9AM Eastern Monday morning for refunds or rescheduling (this is from Disney’s web site – so it does seem you will need to explicitly request a refund).
Spas are still closed today, but ESPN Wide World of Sports is open. However, events are WWoS today are cancelled (presumably because participants wouldn’t have been able to arrive in time because of flights).
Disney Springs is open!
Disney is assisting guests who need to find flights home or rearrange the land parts of their vacations. If you booked directly with your airline, they will connect you with the airline and then modify the land part of your vacation. Details here.
Disney Cruise Line
Port Canaveral was cleared to accept ships, so the Dream and Fantasy will be able to continue their modified itineraries from there instead of Fort Lauderdale or Miami. Still no news on conditions at Castaway Cay. Disney has warned cruisers they may not be docking in the Bahamas if scheduled. These may be replaced with alternate ports or additional sea days.
Orlando International Airport (MCO) and Sanford (SFB) – Open
Expect delays as airlines maneuver to get planes and crews back where they need to be. Check with your airline before heading to the airport. Sanford reopened at 7:20 this morning.
Parts of I-95 are closed and moving evacuees in Georgia and South Carolina. Don’t be so sure you’ll be driving to your Walt Disney World vacation.
Thanks for reading our updates this weekend. If your plans were impacted by Hurricane Matthew let us know in the comments or email firstname.lastname@example.org. We’d love to hear your stories.
While the immediate danger to Central Florida is over the storm is still heading up the coast. Please be careful out there.