Saturday, September 4, 2004 – 6:00 p.m.

Based on information from the National Weather Service and consultation with emergency preparedness officials, Walt Disney World theme parks will be closed on Sunday, September 5. We anticipate returning to a normal operating schedule on Monday, September 6.

Additional schedule announcements will be made as updated information becomes available.

Our focus remains on maintaining a schedule that will allow us to safely care for the tens of thousands of Resort Guests who will be staying on Walt Disney World property throughout the weekend.

We have an extensive hurricane preparedness plan and are staffed and prepared for a realm of possible impacts that this type weather could have on our property.

On Sunday, all first- and second-shift hourly Cast Members should not report to work. All third-shift hourly Cast Members should plan to report to work. Given the changing condition of this storm, all Cast Members should stay in contact with their leaders, call their local area phone numbers or the Cast Information Line at 407-566-3635 for details regarding their Sunday and Monday shifts.

Guests who have questions should call (407) WDW-INFO or (407) 939-4636.

MEDIA CAN CALL (407) 560-7959 FOR MORE INFORMATION.