After several days of storm watching and updates from the National Hurricane Center, it seems that Walt Disney World has officially released a statement regarding the upcoming Hurricane Dorian, which is now a Category 3 major hurricane and is set to landfall as a Category 4.
BREAKING: #Dorian is now a Category 3 major #hurricane . It is still expected to step up to a category 4 when it goes against the Bahamas and Florida. The latest: https://t.co/p2YfOocrnz pic.twitter.com/Gp9Z4GRTZq
̵1; The Weather Channel (@weatherchannel) August 30, 2019
Currently Walt Disney World Resort operates under normal conditions, with only weekend sports events canceled and Disney's water park Blizzard Beach closed on Sunday. Guests staying at specific resorts, such as Fort Wilderness, are currently contacted by cast members for alternative arrangements.
Meanwhile, Orlando International Airport (MCO) has also issued a statement regarding Hurricane Dorian:
All commercial flight operation will cease Monday, September 2, 2019 at 2:00 am. They recommend that passengers also check with individual airlines for flight information and timetables.
You can check for additional updates for Hurricane Dorian from the National Hurricane Center here, and read about Walt Disney World's hurricane policy here.
While Walt Disney World's Hurricane Policy states that a hurricane watch or warning must be issued for cancellation or change fees to be waived, it appears that the Disney Vacation Club is already extending this courtesy to guests with upcoming weekend reservations, and Some of our readers have reported that they have waived regular Walt Disney World resort reservations and vacation packages. Just be prepared for long hold times when calling. Waiting times as long as two hours or more have been reported, please be patient.
Be sure out there, readers! We post updates as further announcements are released by official weather centers and government agencies.