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Hurricane Ian Disney World Updates-Disney World Phased Reopening Schedule For Friday

Hurricane Ian Disney World Update-Tuesday, Sept. 28

Walt Disney World Friday Schedule:

Here is the plan for the Phased Reopening of Theme Parks and Disney Springs on Friday, Sept. 30

Magic Kingdom
8 a.m. Early Theme Park Entry
10 a.m. all Guest entry
6 p.m. close
Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party 7 p.m.-12 a.m. Party hours

9 a.m. Early Theme Park Entry
11 a.m. all Guest entry
9 p.m. close

Disney’s Hollywood Studios
10 a.m. Early Theme Park Entry
12 p.m. all Guest entry
9 p.m. close

Disney’s Animal Kingdom
11 a.m. Early Theme Park Entry
1 p.m. all Guest entry
7 p.m. close

Disney Springs
10 a.m. – 11:30 p.m.
The Drawn to Life 5:30 p.m. show on Friday, Sept. 30 will be rescheduled to begin at 8:00 p.m.

Fantasia Fairways Miniature Golf Course
3 p.m. – 10 p.m.

Theme park reservations are required.

Given the latest projections, the theme parks and water parks will be closed on Wednesday, Sept. 28, and Thursday, Sept. 29. Disney Springs will be closed on Wednesday, Sept. 28. Disney anticipates Disney Springs will be closed on Thursday, Sept. 29, and they will provide updates as they continue to track the storm. Walt Disney World is monitoring weather conditions so they can make timely decisions for the safety of their Cast and Guests, including when it’s safe to return to the Walt Disney World.

With safety at the forefront, here are the latest updates regarding Hurricane Ian , Walt Disney World Resort, and airport closures. Disney is closely monitoring the progress of the storm and is making operational adjustments as needed because nothing is more important than the safety of their Guests and Cast Members. Walt Disney World Resort is currently operating under normal conditions as they prepare to make necessary adjustments based on the latest information from the National Weather Service. Disney will continue to put the safety of its Cast Members and Guests first and will share updates with you as they monitor Hurricane Ian.

Walt Disney World Resorts

Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground, Copper Creek Cabins at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge, Treehouse Villas at Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa, and the Bungalows at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort will temporarily close Wednesday, Sept. 28 through Friday, Sept. 30 due to the weather. Disney is in the process of contacting Guests with current and upcoming reservations.

Walt Disney World Theme Parks and Water Parks

UPDATE- Walt Disney World theme parks are currently operating under normal conditions but will be closed on Wednesday and Thursday. We will continue to monitor and update.

Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon will close temporarily Wednesday, Sept. 28, and Thursday, Sept. 29. (Disney’s Blizzard Beach is currently closed).

Winter Summerland Miniature Golf and Fantasia Gardens Miniature Golf will also temporarily close Wednesday, Sept. 28, and Thursday, Sept. 29.

Dining, Enchanting Extras, and Special Events

Effective immediately, Walt Disney World will not enforce cancellation policies until further notice for dining and other experiences like Savi’s Workshop and Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique.

Performances of Hoop-Dee-Doo Musical Revue have been canceled from Sept. 28-30 in light of the temporary closure of Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground. Guests with pre-paid reservations will be automatically canceled and refunded.

Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party- Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party at Magic Kingdom has been cancelled for Thursday, Sept. 29.

Disney Springs

Disney Springs is currently operating under normal conditions but will be closed on Wednesday and Thursday.

Disney Resort and Room-Only Cancellation Policy for Reservations Booked Directly with Disney Destinations, LLC or The Walt Disney Travel Company.

  • Due to potential weather impacts on guest travel plans, change and cancellation fees imposed by Disney will be waived for check-in dates of Monday, 9/26 – Tuesday, 10/4.
  • Most room-only and vacation packages can be modified, or canceled online, including changes to travel dates, without fees. Packages including air transportation or other services provided by third parties, or those with travel protection, cannot be modified or canceled online. For Guests with these reservations, please call Disney or your travel agent for assistance.

UPDATE-Resort Guests-

Walt Disney World asked all resort hotel guests who remain at the properties to shelter in place for the duration of the impact of Hurricane Ian, the still-significant remnants of which are expected to begin hitting the area in earnest Wednesday evening. Earlier in the day, it was announced that the resort’s parks would be closed Wednesday through Friday.

“For the safety of our Guests and Cast Members, all Guests including our Disney Vacation Club Members must check in to our resorts on Sept. 28, by 3 p.m.,” reads a statement posted on the resort’s weather updates page.

“Guests that are checked in by 3 p.m. Wednesday will be asked to shelter in place at their resort for the duration of the storm,” it continues.  “Guests are strongly encouraged to enjoy food and beverage offerings at the parks and Disney Springs before returning to their Resort hotels. Dining options for Guests staying in our Resort hotels will vary, and in some cases may be very limited.”

Walt Disney World Resort Hotel Dining

Explore some important updates to dining experiences at Walt Disney World Resort.

We continue to operate select Resort dining options with availability subject to change. For those staying on property, here is the current list of restaurants and food courts that are open, and which ones are closed:

Disney’s All Star Movies Resort


  • World Premiere Food Court


  • Silver Screen Spirits Pool Bar

Disney’s All Star Music Resort


  • Intermission Food Court


  • Singing Spirits Pool Bar

Disney’s All Star Sports Resort


  • End Zone Food Court


  • Grandstand Spirits Pool Bar

Disney’s Art of Animation Resort


  • Landscape of Flavors


  • The Drop Off Pool Bar

Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge, Disney’s Animal Kingdom Villas – Jambo House, Disney’s Animal Kingdom Villas – Kidani Village


  • The Mara
  • Boma – Flavors of Africa
  • Sanna
  • Sanaa Lounge
  • Kilimanjaro Club Level
  • Victoria Falls Lounge
  • Zuwadi Traders (Jambo House)
  • Jahari Treasures (Kidani Village)
  • Club Level – available for Club Level Guests


  • Jiko – The Cooking Place
  • Cape Town Lounge and Wine Bar
  • Uzima Springs Pool Bar
  • Maji Pool Bar

Disney’s BoardWalk Inn and Disney’s BoardWalk Villas


  • Belle Vue Lounge
  • Club Level – available for Club Level Guests
  • Convention Center Buffet


  • Trattoria al Forno
  • Flying Fish
  • AbracadaBar
  • Pizza Window
  • BoardWalk Ice Cream
  • BoardWalk Deli
  • Leaping Horse Libations
  • Big River Grill & Brewing Works
  • BoardWalk Joe’s Marvelous Margaritas
  • The To-Go Cart
  • The Funnel Cake Cart

Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort


  • Centertown Market
  • Banana Cabana


  • Sebastian’s Grill
  • Spyglass Grill

Disney’s Contemporary Resort and Bay Lake Tower at Disney’s Contemporary Resort


  • Contempo Cafe
  • Chef Mickey’s
  • Outer Rim
  • Cove Bar
  • Steakhouse 71
  • Steakhouse 71 Lounge
  • Club Level – available for Club Level guests


  • California Grill
  • The Sand Bar
  • Spyglass Grill
  • Contemporary Grounds

Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort


  • Toledo – Tapas, Steak & Seafood – Buffet offering
  • Barcelona Lounge
  • El Mercado de Coronado
  • Rix Sports Bar & Grill
  • Chronos Club Level – available for Club level guests


  • Three Bridges Bar & Grill
  • Dahlia Lounge
  • Café Rix
  • Siestas Cantina
  • Laguna Bar
  • Maya Grill

Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa, The Villas at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa


  • Gasparilla Island Grill
  • Beaches Pool Bar & Grill
  • Enchanted Rose
  • Grand Floridian Café
  • 1900 Park Fare
  • Victoria & Albert’s
  • Narcoossee’s
  • Courtyard Pool Bar
  • Garden View Tea Room
  • Citricos
  • Citricos Lounge
  • Private Dining

Disney’s Old Key West Resort


  • Olivia’s Cafe
  • Good’s Food To Go


  • Gurgling Suitcase Libations & Spirits
  • Turtle Shack Poolside Snacks

Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort, Disney’s Polynesian Villas & Bungalows


  • Capt. Cook’s
  • Kona Island
  • Tambu Lounge
  • Lobby Bar
  • Club Lounge – grab n’ go items available for Club Level guests


  • Trader Sam’s Tiki Terrace and Trader Sam’s Grotto
  • Kona Café
  • ‘Ohana
  • Pineapple Lanai
  • Barefoot Pool Bar
  • Oasis Bar & Grill

Disney’s Pop Century Resort


  • Everything Pop Shopping & Dining


  • Petals Pool Bar

Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – French Quarter


  • Sassagoula Floatworks & Food Factory
  • Scat Cat’s Club – Cafe
  • Scat Cat’s Club Lounge
  • Mardi Grogs

Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – Riverside


  • Riverside Mill Food Court
  • Muddy Rivers
  • River Roost
  • Boatwright’s Dining Hall
  • River Roost

Disney’s Riviera Resort


  • Primo Piatto
  • La Petit Cafe


  • Topolino’s Terrace – Flavors of the Riviera
  • Bar Riva

Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa


  • The Artist’s Palette


  • The Turf Club Bar & Grill
  • The Turf Club Lounge
  • The Paddock Grill
  • On the Rocks
  • Backstretch Pool Bar
  • Chip n’ Dale’s Cafe

Disney’s Wilderness Lodge Resort, Boulder Ridge at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge Resort


  • Roaring Fork
  • Whispering Canyon Cafe
  • Territory Lounge
  • Boulder Ridge
  • Club Lounge – available for Club Level guests


  • Storybook Dining at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge
  • Geyser Point Bar & Grill

Disney’s Yacht Club Resort, Disney’s Beach Club Resort


  • Ale & Compass Restaurant
  • Ale & Compass Lounge
  • Beach Club Marketplace
  • Cape May Café
  • The Market at Ale & Compass
  • Martha’s Vineyard
  • Yachtsman Steakhouse
  • Club Level Lounges – available for Club Level guests


  • Crew’s Cup Lounge
  • Hurricane Hanna’s Waterside Bar & Grill
  • Beaches & Cream Soda Shop

Other Walt Disney World Experiences

Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser voyages departing Tuesday, Sept. 27, and Thursday, Sept. 29 have been cancelled due to the potential impact on the Guest experience. Guests with reservations for these dates are asked to please call (407) 939-5209 for help with modifying their plans.

ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex will be closed Wednesday, Sept. 28 and Thursday, Sept. 29.

Disney Cruise Line  – Tropical Weather Update View Important Details 

Disney Cruise Line UPDATES-Disney Wish Sailing Cancelled 

The Disney Cruise line has been closely monitoring Hurricane Ianwith the safety and well-being of their Guests and Crew Members always top of mind. Due to the weather conditions from Hurricane Ian that are most recentlyforecasted for Port Canaveral and Central Floridaand the impact that it might have on port operations, theSeptember 30, 2022, sailing oftheDisney Wishhas been cancelled. 


  • Walt Disney World Transportation will stop operating Tuesday night after Disney Springs and the Walt Disney World theme parks close.
  • Limited Minnie Van and Mears taxi service will be available to Walt Disney World resort Guests with existing breakfast reservations.

Orlando International Airport

Orlando International Airport will be closing on Wednesday, September 28 at 10:30 am. 


We will continue to monitor and update you as the conditions change.