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Frances Blogging II

As of 11:35 AM Sunday September 5th, these wore the conditions at the WDW Swan and Dolphin Weather station. Looks like almost 10 inches of rainfall in a 24 hour period. People might floating away soon. Update: It’s now 11:50 and the rain gauge reports another inch of rain at the weather station. In downtown… Read More »Frances Blogging II

Latest from Disney World Management

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… Read More »Latest from Disney World Management

Hurricane Frances Blogging

If you’re interested in the nitty gritty of the Hurricane generated weather, then the WeatherBug Blog is for you. Their storm chaser blog has a post on Disney’s readiness for Hurricane Frances. The safety shelter for Disney employees is their Casting Center where employees go for wardrobe and where employee communications is housed. This structure… Read More »Hurricane Frances Blogging

I’m back

I’m back and I beat Hurricane Frances. Apparently she stopped for directions to Vero Beach. This means Disney World will be closed on Sunday as well (an official announcement has already been made) as we wait for her to come ashore and drop her 10 to 20 inches of rain on the state. As of… Read More »I’m back

Post Charley Report?

Jones said the structures at Disney, Epcot, MGM Studios and Animal Kingdom are “built so well. They are built to ‘the Epcot building code,’ which, in a nutshell, is better than or equal to any other building code out there.” As we look at the approach of Hurricane Frances, here’s a story on how well… Read More »Post Charley Report?

Other Orlando Destinations

Looks like Mother Nature liked what she saw in Orlando so much last time, she’s booked a repeat visit. The Orlando Sentinel is reporting on the Orlando area tourist destination response to Hurricane Frances’ projected path. Lot’s of closures and some fiscal belt tightening is involved. Much work remains to be done today. Before Hurricane… Read More »Other Orlando Destinations

Latest from Disney World re:closings

Walt Disney World theme and water parks will operate on an abbreviated schedule on Friday and officials announced they expect to be closed on Saturday. The resort stopped taking reservations earlier today. On Friday, Magic Kingdom will be open from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., Epcot from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., MGM Studios from… Read More »Latest from Disney World re:closings

Frances Focuses on Florida

In a state where much of the central region is still recovering from Hurricane Charley of just 3 weeks ago, a new threat is on the horizon. Hurricane Frances packs windspeeds of 140 MPH or more and is the size of the monster storm Floyd from a few years ago. Forecasts this far out can’t… Read More »Frances Focuses on Florida