Frances Fury Forces Changes

I can’t believe it’s only been three weeks and I’m already talking again about how a Hurricane will affect Disney Property, its employees and guests, and the people who live in the area. Last year when they warned it would be a tough hurricane system, the results only fizzled. This year they warned it could be a huge season for the major storms, and they were right.

The Orlando Sentinel is reporting that The Disney Cruise has changed its itinerary to avoid Hurricane Frances.

“You can easily change your path,” [Disney Cruise Line spokeswoman Rena] Langley said, one of the advantages that cruise lines have over theme parks and hotels.

Meanwhile tourist destinations in Florida are battening down the hatches.

At Walt Disney World, the resort’s theme parks are always secured in a variety of ways when any storm is projected to cross Central Florida, but top priority is given to the hundreds of animals at Animal Kingdom. “All of them go indoors,” Polak said, from leggy giraffes to beefy rhinos. “We have secure indoor facilities for all of them.”

Best wishes to all who are in the path of Frances. If you’re like me and you’re wondering what to do to help out, it’s a good idea to make a donation to the American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund. Here is the online form.

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