As Florida braces for what may be the storm of the century, Hurricane Irma, those with planned travel to Florida for vacation or business must scramble to adjust their plans. If you have a trip planned anywhere close to the date of landfall, pay close attention to Walt Disney World’s Hurricane Policy. Walt Disney World allows for fee-free reservation changes and cancellations if a hurricane warning is issued within 7 days of your scheduled arrival date. Said policy can be found below. If you’re flying or renting a car on your vacation, be sure to check with those companies to see if they have similar policies.
If a hurricane warning is issued by the National Hurricane Center for the Orlando area—or for your place of residence—within 7 days of your scheduled arrival date, you may call in advance to reschedule or cancel your Walt Disney Travel Company Magic Your Way vacation package and most room only reservations (booked directly with Disney) without any cancellation or change fees imposed by Disney.
If you have products and services provided by third-party suppliers included in your vacation—such as airlines, hotels, car rental agencies or vacation insurance companies—you will continue to be responsible for any non-refundable payments, as well as cancellation or change fees assessed by those suppliers. The policy does not apply to certain special events or dining experiences.
This policy also applies to Disney’s Vero Beach Resort or Disney’s Hilton Head Island Resort in the event a hurricane warning is issued for those destinations.
If you have questions or you wish to reschedule your vacation due to a hurricane warning, please call (407) 939-7675. Guests under 18 years of age must have parent or guardian permission to call.
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