Walt Disney World Plans Phased Reopening After Hurricane Ian

After the events of Hurricane Ian, Walt Disney World has planned a phased reopening of all four theme parks and Disney Springs on Friday, September 30.

Here are the following adjusted park hours:

  • Magic Kingdom
    • 7 p.m.-12 a.m. Party hours 
    • 8 a.m. Early Theme Park Entry 
    • 10 a.m. all Guest entry 
    • 6 p.m. close 
    • Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party 
  • EPCOT
    • 9 a.m. Early Theme Park Entry 
    • 11 a.m. all Guest entry 
    • 9 p.m. close 
  • Disney’s Hollywood Studios 
    • 10 a.m. Early Theme Park Entry 
    • 12 p.m. all Guest entry 
    • 9 p.m. close 
  • Disney’s Animal Kingdom 
    • 11 a.m. Early Theme Park Entry 
    • 1 p.m. all Guest entry 
    • 7 p.m. close 
  • Disney Springs
    • 10 a.m. – 11:30 p.m.
    • The Drawn to Life 5:30 p.m. show on Friday, Sept. 30 will be rescheduled to begin at 8:00 p.m.
  • Fantasia Fairways Miniature Golf Course 
    • 3 p.m. – 10 p.m.

Park reservations are still required for entry on September 30. Early Theme Park Entry only applies to guests staying at a Walt Disney World Resort Hotel and other select hotels.

Guests who had dining reservations before the hours listed above will automatically be cancelled.

Transportation will operate as normal, pending the current weather protocols. Transportation will begin operation 30 minutes prior to each park open. Resort guests are encouraged to take their own vehicles if they choose to visit another location on property. 

Guests with a September 30 check-in should arrive at their resort no earlier than 3:00 p.m. ET; guests who arrive before 3:00 p.m. will not be able to check in. Guests may reschedule their trip or cancel their stay; any customary cancellation fees will be waived.

Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser will resume voyages beginning on October 1.

The following locations will remain temporarily closed:

  • Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground 
  • Treehouse Villas at Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa 
  • Disney’s Blizzard Beach Water Park
  • Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon Water Park 
  • Winter Summerland Miniature Golf 

The most up-to-date information regarding any temporary closures can be found via the My Disney Experience app.

To book your Disney vacation, contact our friends at Mickey World Travel. They will make sure you have the most magical trip, by assisting you in planning your own vacation.

Contact me today to start planning your Disney vacation!

Email: dylan@mickeyworldtravel.com

Dylan Hayeck

Dylan Hayeck

Dylan is the director of social media and marketing for Mickey World Travel. He has been traveling to a Disney park since he was three years old, and is constantly returning. Dylan has a passion for all things Disney, including the parks, movies, characters and beyond.

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