The entire Eastern seaboard is watching Hurricane Irma closely. While we are hopeful that this storm will not have a direct impact on Orlando, it's important that our readers know what the hurricane policy is at Walt Disney World. It is as follows:
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.
It is important to note that this policy only goes into effect only if a hurricane warning is issued.
Airlines each make their own policies in regard to any impact on travel.
Stay safe out there!