How Disney is Taking Care of Guests During Hurricane Irma

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During Hurricane Irma

Update Sunday, September 10th at 5:00 pm:

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Disney has sent out the update that the Resort Dining Locations will now be open until 7:30pm. It was previously announced that they would close at 3:00pm today.

Checking up on Port Orleans Resort – French Quarter, Sassagoula Floatworks and Food Factory will close at 7:30pm, Scat Cat’s Club will close at 9:00pm, and all other areas and activities close at 10:00pm.

Update Sunday, September 10th at 12:30 pm:

Disney continues to offer up character meetups, fun events, and even dining available for guests.

Food courts and entertainment will be open until 5:30 pm today at many resorts and then closed until 6 am tomorrow.

Button & Bag making at Port Orleans:

Of course these guys are hanging out too:

We also here all arcade games are free and Disney is running Free Disney Movies too!

Special thank you to all of the Disney Cast members who are working during the storm. Disney magic at it’s finest.

Post from Saturday, September 9th at 10:30 pm:

We are hearing word from fans staying at Walt Disney World about the different ways that Disney is taking care of guests staying on Disney property. Mary Morales said that it is much better organization than Matthew, and explained a bit about the food options available.

There are Breakfast and lunches/dinners available to purchase for tomorrow, AND they are reasonably priced. The buffet dinner options available tonight were made in carry out containers of hamburgers/cheeseburgers, chicken nuggets, fries, pizza, pasta options, broccoli and fruits. The breakfast option included a pastry, whole fruit,granola bar and a bottle of water for $6.00 each grab and go pack.

The lunch grab and go options featured a turkey or Italian sub sandwich, that come with chips, cookie, granola bar, whole fruit, and a bottle of water, also for just $6.00. These are a fabulously priced options with a good value as well. The grab and go options are Disney Dining Plan eligible.

Mary also informed us that the characters are out entertaining the guests! I love that Disney goes this extra step to try and keep things magical for guests, even when a hurricane is causing closures.

Mary said: “Yes it is quite an improvement from last hurricane. And I love that we had the option to get breakfast and lunch now for tomorrow in case the weather gets bad this evening and they can’t open for breakfast in the am. They have brought us flashlights and extra coffee.”

It sounds like Disney is really going above and beyond to take care of their guests during this very trying time. Do you know anyone who is currently riding out Hurricane Irma at the Walt Disney World Resort?

Special thank you to Mary Morales for supplying us with the info and photos!



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