Hurricanes and Storms at Walt Disney World 

Being located in Central Florida, Walt Disney World is going to get hit by hurricanes or strong storms from time to time.

In recent years, Hurricanes Matthew, Irma and Dorian have all had an impact on the parks, causing closures and delays.

Here, we’ll explain what impact hurricanes and tropical storms, in general, have on Walt Disney World.

When is Hurricane Season in Orlando?

Typically, hurricane season in Florida runs from June 1st through November 30th.

The worst months when you are most likely to run into a hurricane in Disney World are either August or September.

Disney World Hurricane History

Even though hurricanes and severe storms don’t hit Walt Disney World very often, storms in recent years have hit more often than they use to.

By looking at the recent history of storms in Walt Disney World, we can get a good idea of what to potentially anticipate in any upcoming vacations during that part of the year.

Will Disney World Close?

First of all, just because you go to Disney World during hurricane season, doesn’t mean the parks will close.

Regular storms and rainy days will not close the parks. If there is a bad storm with thunder and lightning, some attractions might get closed, but the parks will stay open until the storm passes.

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