As Hurricane Irma draws nearer to Florida, it has left families unsure of their travel plans. As of right now the major theme parks are still operating as normal. But as the impending weather gets closer, it’s important to be up-to-date on the hurricane policies for the popular vacation destinations surrounding Orlando.
We brought you the news yesterday that Disney Cruise Line has announced that three of their itineraries scheduled to depart in the next couple of days were cancelled. Disney World has also announced the temporary closure of its water park, Blizzard Beach.
For those with Orlando travel plans, take a look at their theme park hurricane policies:
WALT DISNEY WORLD POLICY:
“If a hurricane warning is issued by the National Hurricane Center for the Orlando area—or for your place of residence—within 7 days of your scheduled arrival date, you may call in advance to reschedule or cancel your Walt Disney Travel Company Magic Your Way vacation package and most room only reservations (booked directly with Disney) without any cancellation or change fees imposed by Disney.”
UNIVERSAL STUDIOS POLICY:
“If a hurricane warning is issued by the National Hurricane Center for the Orlando area or for your place of residence no more than 7 days before your scheduled arrival date, you can call in advance to cancel or reschedule your Universal Parks & Resorts Vacations hotel accommodations and Universal Orlando theme park tickets without any cancellation or change fees imposed. Additional elements including air, car rental or other theme park tickets are separate and not part of this policy.”
SEA WORLD POLICY:
“Our parks have comprehensive weather preparedness plans to ensure the safety of our guests, employees and animals. We have an extensive list of precautionary measures based on the proximity and level of the storm, including such safety procedures as securing outdoor equipment and inspecting foliage throughout the park.”
“If the National Hurricane Center (www.nhc.noaa.gov) issues a hurricane warning for the Central Florida area – or for your place of residence – within seven days of your scheduled arrival date, you may reschedule or cancel your LEGOLAND Florida Resort visit without any penalties or fees imposed by LEGOLAND and/or Merlin Entertainments.
This policy applies only to LEGOLAND Florida Theme Park tickets, LEGOLAND Water Park tickets and LEGOLAND Hotel or LEGOLAND Beach Retreat reservations booked directly with LEGOLAND Florida Resort or LEGOLAND Vacations, as well as partner hotel reservations and packages booked through LEGOLAND Vacations.”
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