UPDATED 5:00 PM EST – It has now been confirmed by Governor Ron DeSantis that a state of emergency has been declared for all of Florida due to the approach of Tropical Storm Ian which is expected to make landfall on Tuesday. We reported earlier today that we were expecting the Walt Disney World Emergency Operations Center to issue a statement outlining a plan of action for how this may affect Walt Disney World over the next few days.

Tropical Storm Ian is believed to be strengthening and could hit Florida as a Category 3 hurricane. We will update you on the action plan for Walt Disney World when it is released. Residents are urged to take the necessary precautions and more information will be provided as Tropical Storm Ian develops.

UPDATED 12:00 PM EST – Walt Disney World Resort is currently meeting with partners. The Walt Disney World Emergency Operations Center is set to release a statement outlining the plan of action to protect guests and cast members in the event of an approaching Tropical Storm Ian, which is intensifies and is expected to make landfall on Tuesday.

September 24, 7:00 a.m. EST – Tropical Depression Nine formed in the Caribbean early Friday, September 24 and is expected to be named Ian when it reaches the required tropical storm status. He is currently on his way to approach Florida early next week.

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis has declared a state of emergency for twenty-four Florida counties. This includes Osceola County where parts of Walt Disney World are located.

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We’ll keep you posted on any updates and how this may impact Walt Disney World over the next few days and next week on our News and Facebook page.