After Hurricane Irma made her way through the state of Florida, Disney has been doing some cleanup. Most of the property was able to open for business on Tuesday, September 12, but there were a few exceptions.
Fort Wilderness Campgrounds was one of those exceptions. Due to the need to assess the heavily wooded area, Disney closed the area and relocated guests who had reservations for the campgrounds. One of those guests is Main Street Wishes member Paula.
Paula was on the phone for six hours waiting to talk to Disney so she could be relocated. Disney is accommodating her and her traveling party, which includes their dog they were planning to bring to the campground. During this time and because they had to relocate guests, they have allowed guests to have dogs in the hotel rooms. A really nice and caring move on Disney’s part.
Disney has reportedly contacted guests to inform them that the campgrounds will be opening on September 20. Considering how wooded the area is and how strong Irma’s winds were, it’s pretty quick to have the campgrounds reopening after a week and a half. So, good job Disney!
The campgrounds were not the only area on Disney property to be effected. Unfortunately there were other closures due to the hurricane.
Here are some other areas that were closed because of Irma:
- Hoop Dee Doo Musical Revue canceled through September 19 (guests with reservations will be refunded)
- Mickey’s Backyard BBQ canceled through September 19 (guests with reservations will be refunded)
- The Treehouse Villas at Saratoga Springs are tentatively scheduled to open on September 17
We will keep you updated if any reopening dates change.
Thanks for reading!