As Hurricane Irma viciously rips through Florida, it poses a menace to millions of Floridians’ well-being and possessions. The powerful surprise also threatens to ruin one of the most popular places of interest on the globe: Walt Disney World.
If one or every one of the theme parks are damaged by the storm, the state of hawaii could face a significant strike to its tourism, which is Florida’s largest industry. Every day, the park brings in huge amount of money in income. Just last month their state strike an all-time tourism record for the first 50 % of 2017. About 60.7 million out-of-state travellers flocked to the Sunshine State, most whom were from the U.S. in line with the Orlando Sentinel.
— WDW Today (@WDWToday) September 8, 2017
Walt Disney World parks and Disney Springs will be closed Sunday and Monday due to Hurricane Irma.
All of Disney World’s Parks in Orlando–Epcot, Magic Kingdom Area, Disney’s Animal Kingdom, and Disney’s Hollywood Studios–could probably be hit by Irma. However the storm has not yet managed to get to the Orlando area, the predicted severity of the hurricane prompted the park to turn off. This is only the park’s fifth time ever before closing, with all of the previous reasons credited to hurricane-related weather, USA Today records.
“Based on the latest forecasts for Hurricane Irma and keeping protection top of mind, Walt Disney World Resort and Disney Springs will be shut through Monday, Sept 11. Hotel hotels will stay available, though services and amenities will be modified. We hope to resume normal procedures on Tuesday, Sept 12,” a statement from the area reads.
If any of the resorts or trips suffer physical destruction from the hurricane, buyers’ prospect on the company may be disrupted, BTIG analyst High Greenfield advised WGN-TV. But if all remains well, he predicts a short-term closure won’t alter shareholders’ outlook.
— FPL (@insideFPL) September 10, 2017
Thankfully for folks worried about taking a loss on recently purchased Disney tickets, the playground offers refunds and reschedules for people that have vacation plans impacted by Hurricane Irma. The business outlines a detailed hurricane policy on their website. On top of that, for questions about rescheduling or canceling a trip, the business advises guests to call (407) 939-7818 or chat with a representative online.
— WDW Today (@WDWToday) September 10, 2017
Fortunately, by Sunday night time, the happiest place on Earth is position. And judging by the theme park’s latest tweet (below), it looks like guests remain enjoying their time at one of the world’s most popular spots.