Disney World, Busch Gardens announce closures ahead of Hurricane Ian's arrival in Florida

9/27/2022 9:20:00 PM

Busch Gardens Tampa Bay has already closed. Here's what other Florida theme parks are doing ahead of Hurricane Ian and what guests should know.

Busch Gardens Tampa Bay was the first park to shutter ahead of Hurricane Ian. Precautionary measures are underway elsewhere, including at Walt Disney World, which announced several closures.

Busch Gardens Tampa Bay has already closed. Here's what other Florida theme parks are doing ahead of Hurricane Ian and what guests should know.

Booking through platforms like Expedia leaves some travelers stranded Will Disney World close? Disney World has rarely closed for severe weather in its five decades of operation.More Videos Discovery Cove (Orlando) The all-inclusive day resort with animal encounters and tropical aquatic settings is also closing on Wednesday and Thursday.Booking through platforms like Expedia leaves some travelers stranded Will Disney World close? Disney World has rarely closed for severe weather in its five decades of operation.Booking through platforms like Expedia leaves some travelers stranded Will Disney World close? Disney World has rarely closed for severe weather in its five decades of operation.

All four of its main theme parks and Disney Springs are operating under normal conditions for now, but Disney World says it's preparing to"make necessary adjustments based on the latest information from the National Weather Service." "We continue to put the safety of our cast members and guests first and will share updates with you as we monitor Hurricane Ian," the resort said in a special weather section of its website.We will not apply any cancellation or change fees for this service.For now, the resort has announced that Disney's Typhoon Lagoon water park and its Winter Summerland and Fantasia Gardens miniature golf courses will close Wednesday and Thursday.For now, the resort has announced that Typhoon Lagoon water park and its Winter Summerland and Fantasia Gardens miniature golf courses will close Wednesday and Thursday.Disney's Blizzard Beach water park was already closed.Disney World (Orlando) Most of Disney World's properties remain open.Several resort accommodations also will be closed Wednesday through Friday.Several resort accommodations also will be closed Wednesday through Friday.

Guests with existing and upcoming reservations at the following locations are being contacted individually." However, some properties and units are closing.Guests with existing and upcoming reservations at the following locations are being contacted individually.Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground Copper Creek Villas & Cabins at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge Treehouse Villas at Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa Bungalows at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser voyages beginning Tuesday and Thursday have also been canceled.Additionally, reservations for the Hoop-Dee-Doo Musical Revue at Fort Wilderness will be automatically canceled and refunded while the venue is closed.Universal Resort (Orlando) The movie-themed park of thrill rides is continuing normal park operations currently.Guests with reservations for dining and other experiences across the resort will be allowed to cancel without penalty.Guests with reservations for dining and other experiences across the resort will be allowed to cancel without penalty.Disney already allows guests to modify park and resort reservations without penalty, though pricing may vary by date."In the event that a hurricane or tropical storm warning is issued by the National Hurricane Center or a state of emergency is declared for the Orlando area or in your place of residence, within seven days of your arrival, you can contact our team in advance to reschedule or cancel your Universal Parks & Resorts Vacations Package, hotel-room-only accommodations and Universal Orlando theme park tickets booked directly with Universal Orlando, without any cancellation or change fees imposed," the park said on its website.Disney already allows guests to modify park and resort reservations without penalty, though pricing may vary by date.

Will Universal Orlando stay open? Universal Orlando Resort is operating as usual for now."We are closely monitoring the weather.Neither park has replied, but both parks' websites indicate normal operating hours for Tuesday."We are closely monitoring the weather.We have plans and procedures for significant weather that are both time-proven and constantly updated," Universal Orlando told USA TODAY.Guests who still want to cancel or push back their trips can do so if they booked through Universal by calling 877-801-9720.Here's the status of some of those ships' routes as of 8:15 p.Guests who booked through travel agents or third-party sites are directed to reach out to those instead.Guests who booked through travel agents or third-party sites are directed to reach out to those instead.Guests who booked through travel agents or third-party sites are directed to reach out to those instead.

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