Disney World could close as Hurricane Irma rages towards the Sunshine State while Florida Keys officials tell tourists and residents to evacuate

Wednesday, September 6, 2017
By Paul Martin

Disney World closed last year when Hurricane Matthew battered Sunshine State
Universal Orlando Resort is operating as normal but keeping and eye on weather
U.S. National Hurricane Center said Hurricane Irma is packing winds of 185mph
That makes the hurricane the most powerful ever recorded in the Atlantic Ocean
It has already hit Barbuda and is heading to the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico
From there, it will continue through to the Bahamas, Cuba and possibly Florida
Mandatory evacuation is expected to be issued for the Florida Keys later today

By IAIN BURNS
DAILYMAIL.COM
6 September 2017

There are fears Disney World could be forced to close after three Disney Dream cruises were cancelled amid worries Hurricane Irma will head north into Florida.

Disney World has closed only four time for hurricanes in its nearly 50-year-long history – most recently in 2016 during Hurricane Matthew.

Walt Disney World Resort said it allows for customers to cancel or reschedule their holidays if there is a hurricane warning but the company said the policy ‘does not apply to certain special events or dining experiences’.

Universal Orlando Resort, meanwhile, is operating as normal but keeping an eye on weather reports, according to the Orlando Sentinel.

Spokesman Tom Schroder said: ‘We have an affirmative, no-questions-asked policy for guests who tell us they want to change plans or seek a refund because of a named storm involving the Orlando area or where they are traveling from.’

Seaworld Orlando also has a policy in place to repay fees in the event of a hurricane.

People living in the Florida Keys are fleeing their homes ahead of an expected mandatory evacuation order as Hurricane Irma crashes into the US and Caribbean.

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