The Walt Disney Company and Comcast’s Universal Studios are prepared to close their Orlando-based theme parks for at least two days as Hurricane Ian approaches the west coast of Florida.
Disney stated on Tuesday that Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Animal Kingdom, and Hollywood Studios would be closed on Wednesday and Thursday. The storm is predicted to travel across central Florida, where the Disney and Universal theme parks are located, before moving on to Tampa, according to the National Hurricane Center.

The campground at Fort Wilderness and the treehouse villas at Saratoga Springs are two hotels owned by Disney that have previously moved some of their resort guests to indoor rooms. Additionally, the company has cancelled the Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser “voyages” planned to leave on Tuesday and Thursday owing to potential effects on guest experiences.
Additionally, according to the company, cancellation policies won’t be enforced for in-park attractions like Savi’s Workshop in Galaxy’s Edge at Hollywood Studios or the Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique at Magic Kingdom.
Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon water park will be closed on Wednesday and Thursday in addition to the fact that it is already closed.

In its fifty-year existence, Walt Disney World has had several hurricane-related closures, including this one. Most recently, in September 2019, a brief closure of the parks was caused by Hurricane Dorian’s projected path. A day later, Dorian’s course changed, and the park reopened.
On Wednesday and Thursday, Universal’s CityWalk will close, with a potential Friday reopening if weather permits. All of its hotels are booked to capacity and will continue to be open to visitors. Additionally, the corporation postponed its Halloween Horror Nights activities for Wednesday and Thursday.