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Is Disney World open? What about the resorts and restaurants? Ian brings some changes

Jeff Kleinman, Miami Herald on

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Like the Waffle House, Walt Disney World rarely closes.

With the threat of Hurricane Ian to Central Florida, will Disney shut things down for now?

As of Tuesday, the theme park resort plans to be up and running with the exception of a few attractions and accommodations.

What’s open

The major theme parks, including Magic Kingdom, Animal Kingdom and Epcot will be open for now.

The Disney Springs shopping and entertainment complex also will remain open.


“Walt Disney World Resort is currently operating under normal conditions as we prepare to make necessary adjustments based on the latest information from the National Weather Service,” the company said in a statement. “We continue to put the safety of our Cast Members and Guests first and will share updates with you as we monitor Hurricane Ian.

What’s closed

The following resort areas will be closed Wednesday through Friday, according to Walt Disney World:

▪ Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground and the Hoop-Dee-Doo Musical Revue


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