Disney World Hurricane Nicole Closures

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This is a post in progress. Additional information about the effects of Hurricane Nicole on the Walt Disney World Resort, Universal Orlando, and other Central Florida locations will be added as it comes in. Last updated 11/10/2022 at 6:30 p.m.

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Airports

  • Orlando International Airport will be closing Wednesday, Nov 9 at 4 p.m. The airport is expected to reopen on Nov 11 at 12:00 p.m.
  • Sanford International will be closing Wednesday, Nov. 9 at 4 p.m.

For a list of airline contact resources, see What to Know if a Hurricane Might Impact Your Orlando Vacation.

Disney World

Disney’s page for weather updates

All Disney World theme parks and Disney Springs have reopened.

Magic Kingdom
  • Closing Nov. 9 at 7 p.m.
    • Last dining reservations for Be Our Guest, Liberty Tree Tavern, Diamond Horseshoe & Cinderella’s Royal Table at 6 p.m.
    • Last dining reservations for all other locations 6:30 p.m.
    • Disney Enchantment on Nov. 9 is canceled.
    • Extended Theme Park Evening Hours for Nov. 9 are canceled.
  • Reopening from noon to 6 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 10
    • Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party 7 p.m. to midnight.
EPCOT
  • Closing Nov. 9 at 7 p.m.
    • Last dining reservations for Monsieur Paul, Space 220, Akershus, Garden Grill at 6 p.m.
    • Last dining reservations for all other locations 6:30 p.m.
    • Harmonious on Nov. 9 is canceled.
  • Reopening from 1 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 10
Disney’s Hollywood Studios
  • Closing Nov. 9 at 6 p.m.
    • Last dining reservations at 6 p.m.
    • Fantasmic on Nov. 9 is canceled.
  • Reopening from 2 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 10
    • Fantasmic will not be shown on Thursday, Nov. 10
Disney’s Animal Kingdom
  • Closing Nov. 9 at 5 p.m.
    • Last dining reservations at 5 p.m.
  • Reopening from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 10

Typhoon Lagoon will temporarily close on Thursday, Nov. 10. (Disney’s Blizzard Beach is currently closed.)

Fantasia Gardens & Winter-Summerland closes Nov. 9 at 7 p.m. and will remain closed Thurs., Nov. 10.

Partially used multi-day theme park tickets with a validity window impacted by Hurricane Nicole will be automatically extended within 24 hours to allow use of the remaining unused ticket days through September 20, 2023. In order to enter a park, both a park reservation and valid ticket for the same park on the same date are required.

Resort Dining

Disney has posted an extensive list of adjustments to resort restaurant and Quick Service dining hours. Check the weather updates page for information on your specific resort or restaurant.

Disney World Hotels

  • Guests staying at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground will be required to depart by 3 p.m. today, Nov. 9.
    • The Campground is expected to reopen Thursday, Nov. 10.
  • 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.
    • The Treehouse Villas are expected to reopen in time for guest check-in on Thursday, Nov. 10.

Character breakfasts at Disney Resort hotels will not include characters tomorrow morning, Nov. 10, to accommodate more guests staying at these locations for breakfast.

All other hotels remain open to Guests.

Disney World Hotel Check-in

No changes have been announced at this time.

Hoop-Dee-Doo & Other Pre-Paid Entertainment

Cancellation policies are waived 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.

Galactic Starcruiser

Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser voyages scheduled to begin on Nov. 10 are canceled. Disney will be contacting guests with reservations.

Disney Springs

Disney Springs will be closed on Nov. 9 at 7 p.m., with the last dining reservations at 6:30 p.m.

  • The Springs will begin a phased reopening at noon on Thursday, Nov. 10.

Disney Bus transportation from Disney Springs will operate until 8 p.m. on Nov. 9.

  • Bus transportation to Disney Springs will resume at 2 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 10.

Disney Cruise Line

No sailings are currently impacted.

Universal Orlando

Universal’s page for Weather Updates

Universal Studios Florida and Universal CityWalk have reopened with limited experiences for Universal Orlando hotel guests only as of 2 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 10. t

Islands of Adventure has reopened with limited experiences for Universal Orlando hotel guests only at 3 p.m.

Volcano Bay is closed on Thursday, Nov. 10.

All of Universal Orlando resort will be open for all guests at regularly scheduled hours on Friday, Nov. 11.

SeaWorld, Busch Gardens, Aquatica, Discovery Cove

  • Aquatica Orlando will be closed on Wednesday, November 9th.
  • Aquatica Orlando, SeaWorld Orlando and Busch Gardens Tampa Bay will be closed on Thursday, November 10th.
  • The parks intend to reopen on Friday, November 11th.

All date-intended tickets for November 9 (at Aquatica Orlando) and November 10 (all parks) have been extended through December 31, 2022.

Legoland Florida

  • LEGOLAND Florida Theme Park will be open from 12 p.m. – 6 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 10
  • Peppa Pig Theme Park will be open from 12 p.m. – 5 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 10.
  • LEGOLAND Water Park will be closed on Thursday, Nov. 10.

The Resort hotels will remain open and continue normal operations.

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Jennifer Heymont

Jennifer Heymont has a background in math and biology, but since she couldn't pick between the two she ended up in Data Science where she gets to do both. She lives just north of Boston with her husband, kids, and assorted animal members of the family. Although it took three visits for the Disney bug to "take", she now really wishes she lived a lot closer to the Parks.

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