Hurricane Irma: Disney World Guests at Fort Wilderness Asked to Evacuate


WALT DISNEY WORLD (Orlando, Florida) — With Hurricane Irma making its way to Florida this weekend, Guests staying at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground have politely been asked to leave.

According to a leaflet being left on car windshields, the campground will close at 2:00 P.M. on Saturday. For Guests who want to stay at Walt Disney World through Hurricane Irma, accommodations will be made to relocate them to another resort. The entirety of the message is below.

September 7, 2017
Dear Guest,

Thank you for choosing Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground as your vacation destination. As you may be aware, Hurricane Irma is approaching Central Florida. In an abundance of caution and for the safety of our Guests and Cast Members, Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground will close on Saturday at 2:00 PM. We are encouraging all of Our campground Guests traveling with their own vehicles to depart as soon as possible so you can travel a safe distance from the area.

If you wish to relocate to another Resort, please contact us at your earliest convenience by visiting us in person at the Reception Outpost or dialing 407-824-2727 from an outside line.

Please note that if you are checking out on Thursday, there is no need to contact us.

Thanks again for staying with us and we look forward to assisting you.

John Stafford General Manager, Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground
PO Box 10000, Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830

Thank to The Kingdom Insider’s own John Sauvageau, who is currently in Orlando and provided us with a snapshot of the leaflet (below.)

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