Disney During a Hurricane
Hurricane season isn’t just a few weeks in Orlando it’s months – running from the 1st of June until the 30th of November. Just as we discussed what to pack, what to bring, and what to wear in another blog post, it’s essential to know how your trip might be affected if you decide to book your Walt Disney World vacation during hurricane season.
First, hurricane season is half the year! You can’t avoid some of the warmest months to travel and some of the slowest crowd months to travel based on hurricane precautions alone. Fortunately, Disney is flexible and has multiple options built into reservations to allow tickets and travel plans to be rescheduled for any reason personal or meterological. If a hurricane warning is issued by the National Hurricane Center for the Orlando area within one week of your arrival date you may call in advance to reschedule or cancel. This also applies to a hurricane warning for the area of your home. When booking with Walt Disney Travel Company such as through the WDW website, changes or cancellations to your vacation can be made until 31 days in advance of your trip without a fee. If you cancel your reservation 30 days or less in advance there will be a cancellation fee of $200. If you cancel within one day of arrival or do not show up for your reservation there is no refund. Changes to reservations that result in a lower rate for hotel, tickets, or airfare within 30 days or less prior to arrival will result in a $50 fee. Advanced dining reservations, FastPass+, and discounts will be lost but can be rebooked.
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