Walt Disney World to Reopen in Phases After Hurricane Ian

UPDATE 9/30/22: Walt Disney Earth has introduced a phased opening plan as follows:

Walt Disney World Concept Parks and Water Parks

Walt Disney Earth theme parks will reopen at the adhering to instances on Friday, Sept. 30:

  • Magic Kingdom Park 10:00 a.m. 
    • Mickey’s Not-So-Frightening Halloween Party will be supplied as scheduled and is offered out at this time
  • EPCOT 11:00 a.m.
  • Disney’s Hollywood Studios 12:00 p.m.
  • Disney’s Animal Kingdom Concept Park 1:00 p.m.

Disney Vacation resort Resort company and guests keeping at other choose resorts will receive Early Theme Park Entry prior to the posted moments above at just about every of the Walt Disney Environment concept parks. Early Concept Park Entry will be obtainable at the next occasions:

  • Magic Kingdom Park 8:00 a.m.
  • EPCOT 9:00 a.m.
  • Disney’s Hollywood Studios 10:00 a.m.
  • Disney’s Animal Kingdom Concept Park 11:00 a.m.

Remember to be aware: Legitimate topic park ticket or once-a-year move and a topic park reservation and vacation resort ID are essential.

Fantasia Gardens Miniature Golf will also reopen on Friday, Sept. 30 at 3:00 p.m.

ESPN Broad World of Athletics Advanced will be open up from 5:00 to 8:00 pm for scheduled gatherings.

Disney’s Hurricane Lagoon drinking water park is quickly closed with a planned reopening on Sunday, Oct. 2. Winter season Summerland Miniature Golfing and Fairways Miniature Golfing will continue being briefly shut at this time. Disney’s Blizzard Beach drinking water park is presently closed for the year.

Partly made use of multi-day concept park tickets with a validity window impacted by closure because of to Hurricane Ian will be mechanically prolonged to make it possible for use of the remaining unused ticket times by means of Sept. 30, 2023. In purchase to enter a park, both of those a park reservation and valid ticket for the very same park on the exact same date are expected.


  • Walt Disney Globe transportation will commence functioning as usual on Friday, Sept. 30 and is matter to climate protocols. Transportation will commence working 30 minutes prior to Early Theme Park Entry for Disney Vacation resort resort guests and company keeping at other find lodges.
  • Walt Disney Earth Vacation resort resort visitors are inspired to use their private transportation when touring to and from Walt Disney Entire world topic parks, Disney Springs and Fantasia Gardens. Common theme park parking is involved for registered guests of Disney Vacation resort lodges. These friends can also choose to appreciate desired parking by paying the distinction in cost among their provided standard parking and chosen parking (variation is presently $20-$25 for each working day*).

Disney Springs

Disney Springs will reopen on Friday, Sept. 30 at 10:00 a.m. 

Drawn to Lifetime offered 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 start out at 8:00 p.m.

Dining, Enchanting Extras and Special Gatherings

Attendees who have existing dining or Enchanting Extras experiences for Friday, Sept. 30 during the Early Concept Park Entry time, will be permitted to enter the park irrespective of whether or not they are vacation resort company. Topic park and resort lodge eating locations will return to common functioning hours.

Mickey’s Not-So-Terrifying Halloween Party at Magic Kingdom will go on as scheduled on Friday, Sept. 30 and is now offered out. 

Tour ordeals scheduled for Friday, Sept. 30 at Disney’s Animal Kingdom theme park will be cancelled. 

If you procured Mickey’s Not-So-Terrifying Halloween Social gathering tickets for the function on Thursday, Sept. 29, 2022 straight from Disney utilizing a credit rating card, debit card, or Disney Benefits Playing cards a refund will be instantly processed back to your first variety of payment within 7 business times. Please note: refunds may perhaps just take extended to surface on your assertion dependent on your economical institution. If you obtained directly from Disney employing one more system of payment or your buy incorporated other goods, please speak to them instantly.

If you bought a Mickey’s Not-So-Terrifying Halloween Celebration ticket from a travel agent, vacation wholesaler or other 3rd-celebration vacation vendor, remember to get in touch with your journey vendor for even more details. 

Productive straight away, Disney will not enforce cancellation insurance policies right until even further see for dining and other activities like Savi’s Workshop and Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique.

Performances of Hoop-Dee-Doo Musical Revue have been cancelled at this time in light of the temporary closure of Disney’s Fort Wilderness Vacation resort & Campground. Company with pre-paid out reservations will be quickly cancelled and refunded.

Walt Disney Earth Vacation resort Resorts

  • Copper Creek Cabins at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge and the Bungalows at Disney’s Polynesian Village Vacation resort are quickly shut by means of Friday, Sept. 30 due to the climate.
  • Treehouse Villas at Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa will be shut till Monday, Oct. 3
  • Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground will remain briefly shut at this time.

Guests with present-day and upcoming reservations will be contacted by Disney immediately.

Other Walt Disney Earth Activities

Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser will resume operations with voyages departing
Saturday, Oct. 1.

Observe that all reopening timelines are tentative, and subject to security situations.

I know we have all been ready at the edge of our seats to see if Walt Disney Environment would reopen on September 30th just after Hurricane Ian still left the condition of Florida. Disney just gave us an update.

Disney will be having a phased strategy to reopening the parks and Disney Springs because of to the impacts of Hurricane Ian.

Disney also manufactured an update for visitors that experienced their holidays impacted by the storm. This update is for people that obtained multi-working day tickets.

Partially used multi-working day topic park tickets with a validity window impacted by closure due to Hurricane Ian will be quickly prolonged to let use of the remaining unused ticket times through Sept. 30, 2023. In get to enter a park, both of those a park reservation and legitimate ticket for the exact same park on the similar date are required.

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Keep safe, every person!