Recent updates to Hurricane Dorian indicate he is moving farther east and off the coast of Florida. In light of this, Walt Disney World seems to have adapted its testimony on the coming storm:
This statement is much more succinct than its previous one, in which they mentioned contacting alternative guests staying at certain resorts such as Fort Wilderness , Currently, the Walt Disney World Resort operates under normal conditions. Disney's Blizzard Beach Water Park is closed on Sundays. Lately, the crowd in Epcot has even increased:
In Epcot, the crowds have increased a bit. ] The track forecast for Hurricane Dorian has been updated to miss Florida. Dorian is now expected to land between Georgia and the Carolinas. Florida, however, is not quite sure, as the state remains in the "Cone of Uncertainty," which means that a move from Dorian Florida could put it right in the path of the storm.
According to Orlando Sentinel
the path has shifted several times since Thursday with landfalls suggesting that they would penetrate as far as Florida in the south to West Palm Beach and up to Flagler Beach in the north. On Friday he was targeting Orlando all day, but the various computer models shifted the path further east. As of 2:00 pm, Hurricane Dorian is located 205 miles east of the northwestern Bahamas and 385 miles east of West Palm Beach, going west at 8 miles per hour.
It looks like the Bahamas are hit at 2pm. Sunday. For much of the northwestern Bahamas, there is still a hurricane warning.
The Hurricane Center announced today that parts of Florida may be issued with a Hurricane Watch.
The National Hurricane Center continues to urge visitors and residents of Florida to prepare for Hurricane Dorian, as the trajectories may shift at the last minute, not to mention the effects of flooding and other influences inside the cone.
While Walt Disney World's Hurricane Policy states that a hurricane watch or warning must be issued, cancellation or change fees that may be waived seem to have been provided by the Disney Vacation Club for guests with upcoming reservations this weekend 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 waits when you call. Waiting times of at least two hours have been reported, so be patient.
You can also check for updates for Hurricane Dorian at the National Hurricane Center and read more about Walt Disney World's hurricane policy here.