Disney World Suspends New Hotel Reservations through Sunday October 2nd

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Disney World Suspends New Hotel Reservations through Sunday October 2nd

Disney World has suspended all new hotel reservations through Sunday, October 2nd due to Hurricane Ian. Previously new hotel reservations were on hold till October 1st but it looks like Disney has moved it forward an additional day.

Related – Disney World Park Pass Reservations Blocked for all Theme Parks on September 30th

WDW Closing

Here is the most up-to-date closure information for Walt Disney World.

As of September 29, at 9 A.M. ET

Keeping the safety of our Cast Members and Guests top of mind, Walt Disney World theme parks and other operating areas remain closed today as the storm continues.

Walt Disney World Theme Parks and Water Parks

Walt Disney World will temporarily close our theme parks on Wednesday, Sept. 28 and Thursday, Sept. 29:

  • Magic Kingdom Park
  • EPCOT
  • Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park
  • Disney’s Hollywood Studios
  • Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon water park (Disney’s Blizzard Beach water park is currently closed for the season.)
  • Winter Summerland Miniature Golf, Fantasia Gardens and Fairways Miniature Golf

Partially used multi-day theme park tickets with a usage window impacted by Hurricane Ian related park closure will automatically be extended to use the remaining entitlements through any date through September 30, 2023.

Walt Disney World Resort Hotels

For the safety of our Guests and Cast Members, check-in will not be accepted on Thursday, Sept. 29. For Guests with a Friday, Sept. 30 check-in, please arrive at your resort no earlier than 3 p.m. ET; Guests who arrive before 3 p.m. will not be able to check in. Guests may reschedule their trip or cancel their stay with us; any customary cancellation fees will be waived.

  • Guests that are checked in will receive updates, including any direction to shelter in place at their resort.
  • Dining options for Guests staying in our Resort hotels will vary, and in some cases may be very limited. Where available, restaurants will accept walk-ups only; Guests will not need dining reservations.
  • Characters will not be available in character dining locations on Thursday, Sept. 29.
  • The Grand Floridian Spa is closed on Thursday, Sept. 29.

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 are temporarily closed through Friday, Sept. 30 due to the weather. We are contacting Guests with current and upcoming reservations.


Dining, Enchanting Extras, and Special Events

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

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

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

Transportation

  • Walt Disney World Transportation has temporarily stopped operating and will begin again once the storm has passed, subject to safety conditions.
  • Limited Minnie Van and Mears taxi service will be available to Walt Disney World resort Guests with existing breakfast reservations.

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 Springs

Disney Springs will be temporarily closed on Thursday, September 29.

Drawn to Life presented by Cirque du Soleil & Disney is cancelled on Wednesday, Sept. 28 and Thursday, Sept. 29. The 5:30 p.m. show on Friday, Sept. 30 will be rescheduled to begin at 8:00 p.m.

The most up-to-date information about temporary closures and impacts will be available via the My Disney Experience app and DisneyWorld.com/Weather or the Disney Travel website.   

Please note that all reopening timelines are tentative, and subject to safety conditions.


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