Vacation Planning Specialist – Nicole!

Independent Travel Agent with The Vacation Wizards!

What to do During Hurricane Season?

on October 7, 2015

If you are not from the South, Hurricanes can be a bit scary to think about. And if you are from the South you should know what to expect! Hurricanes can be a full on hell hole or they can just be a really long rainy thunder storm. Either way they can really mess up your plans while you’re vacationing at Disney World! Hurricane season lasts from June 1st until November 30th. A long time I KNOW! The most important advice I can give you is be prepared! Keep watch on the local news channels and weather channels. Always, purchase travel insurance if you are going to be traveling during Hurricane Season! Also, always bring wet rainy gear with you during Hurricane Season! You may not experience an official Hurricane or Tropical Storm, but you have a very good chance of experiencing a Severe Thunderstorm which can sometimes be worse than a Hurricane or Tropical Storm. My best advice would be just be weather prepared at all times during this time! The weather in this area can change on a dime!

Here are a few Frequently Asked Questions about Hurricane Season:

What does it mean for my vacation plans if a hurricane warning is issued within 7 days of my arrival date?

If a hurricane warning is issued by the National Hurricane Center for the Orlando area—or for your place of residence—within 7 days of your scheduled arrival date, you may call in advance to reschedule or cancel your Walt Disney Travel Company Magic Your Way vacation package and most room only reservations (booked directly with Disney) without any cancellation or change fees imposed by Disney.

If you have products and services provided by third-party suppliers included in your vacation—such as airlines, hotels, car rental agencies or vacation insurance companies—you will continue to be responsible for any non-refundable payments, as well as cancellation or change fees assessed by those suppliers. The policy does not apply to certain special events or dining experiences.

If you have questions or you wish to reschedule your vacation due to a hurricane warning, please call (407) 939-7675.

If I reschedule my vacation to a different date because of a hurricane warning, will I be able to get my same accommodations?

If you are scheduled to arrive within 7 days of a hurricane warning, you may call us in advance to reschedule without a Disney imposed change fee. We cannot guarantee availability of similar accommodations for the new travel dates. All amounts you paid to Disney for rooms, theme park tickets, dining plans and other Disney products and services will be applied toward your new reservation.

Any discounts or special offers applicable to your original confirmed vacation will not apply to the rescheduled vacation travel dates. You are responsible for applicable package pricing for the new vacation dates.

The policy does not apply to certain special events and dining experiences.

If a hurricane warning is issued within 7 days of my arrival date and I want to cancel or reschedule my vacation, what should I do with my airline tickets?

If you booked your air travel through the Walt Disney Travel Company and you want to reschedule, we will attempt to re-book your air travel. However, you will be responsible for any cancellation or change fees imposed by the airline. If you did not book your air travel through the Walt Disney Travel Company, you should contact your airline.

A hurricane warning has been issued within 7 days of my arrival date and I did not book my package through the Walt Disney Travel Company. Does the Walt Disney Travel Company cancellation policy apply to my package too?

No. You should contact your travel agent or tour operator directly for information relating to the cancellation and change policies that apply to your package.

If a hurricane warning is issued within 7 days of my arrival date and I have a sports or group package, does the Walt Disney Travel Company hurricane cancellation policy apply to my package?

No. The policy only applies to Walt Disney Travel Company Magic Your Way Packages. It does not apply to sports, youth, or other group or special event rooms or packages and does not apply to meetings and conventions.

I received a special offer when I booked my vacation with the Walt Disney Travel Company. If a hurricane warning is issued within 7 days of my arrival date and I reschedule, will I get the same special offer?

Only if an identical special offer is available for your rescheduled vacation dates. All amounts you paid to the Walt Disney Travel Company for rooms, park tickets, dining plans and other Disney products and services will be applied toward your new reservation.

Any discounts or special offers applicable to your original confirmed vacation may not apply to the rescheduled vacation travel dates. You are responsible for applicable package pricing for the new vacation dates.

This policy does not apply to certain special events and dining experiences.

If you have any additional questions about what to do during Hurricane Season, please feel free to ask! Also, you can take a look on the Walt Disney World Website’s FAQ Page for more information!

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