It was a gorgeous night at Walt Disney World after the showers earlier in the evening. The clouds had gone and the severe humidity had passed, it was very comfortable.
As we were out watching Happily Ever After from our balcony at Bay Lake Tower, 2 notices were delivered to our room about the approaching Hurricane Irma.
The first was the Resort Impacts outlining important details we needed to know. It included advice on dining, snacks and bottled beverages as well as the channel we should be watching for updates. Disney also has offered complimentary Disney films on the in-room TV until further notice.
The second was our room impacts.
This outlined the operating hours of the parks for Saturday September 9th, 2017
- Disney’s Hollywood Studios and Disney’s Animal Kingdom will be closing at 7pm
- Magic Kingdom, Epcot and Disney Springs will be closing at 9pm
- All nighttime spectaculars have been cancelled
- All Theme Parks and Disney Springs will be closed Sunday September 10th and Monday September 11th.
The notice also advised that guests could may be confined to their rooms fro 24 to 48 hours until any curfews are lifted.
Disney is doing everything to ensure the safety of guests and cast members while waiting for Hurricane Irma’s arrival.