Disney World is closing theme parks as Hurricane Ian approaches

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Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort will be closed Sept. 28 to 30.
Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort will be closed Sept. 28 to 30. Photo Credit: Disney

As Hurricane Ian advances toward Florida, Walt Disney World Resort has announced that the theme parks will be closed on Sept. 28 and 29, and the Disney Springs shopping, dining and entertainment district will be closed Sept. 28. 

Also, select accommodations and attractions will be closed from Sept. 28 to Sept. 30.

Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground, the Copper Creek Cabins at Disney's Wilderness Lodge, the Treehouse Villas at Disney's Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa and the Bungalows at Disney's Polynesian Village Resort are among the lodging options that will be shuttered during the three-day period. 

Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser stays from Tuesday to Thursday have been canceled. 

All other hotel guests, including Disney Vacation Club members, must check in to a resort on Sept. 28 by 3 p.m. Guests may reschedule their trip or cancel their stay without penalty. Check-in will not be accepted on Sept 29.

Guests who are checked in by 3 p.m. on Sept. 28 will be asked to shelter in place at their resort for the duration of the storm.

Disney's Typhoon Lagoon water park and the Winter Summerland Miniature Golf and Fantasia Gardens Miniature Golf attractions will be closed on Sept. 28 and Sept. 29. Disney's Blizzard Beach water park is already closed for the season.

Additionally, the park said that enforcement of cancellation policies for dining and experiences like Savi's Workshop and Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique are being paused until further notice.

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