Disney EchoEar Grand Mouseter
Joined: April 1992
||Posted: June 10, 2005, 1:23 pm
Actually, yeah, it CAN happen. There is no crystal ball. Maybe it'll be another state that's "overdue" (are these news people and weather people keeping track with a fatal desire or something , "overdue" indeed! ) maybe it'll be Louisiana that's overdue (our state! ) and Florida will be OK.... Who knows?
Like I said in another thread and Rich so kindly pulled these 2004 hurricanes and WDW threads together for me, "Search" around and KNOW what to expect! With knowledge comes confidence. With confidence comes sure direction to go in in life. So gain the knowledge.
And with pre-trip planning and bookings: Ask ask ask every time you want to buy a ticket or make reservations for Hurricane Alley locations (Texas on through the Eastern seaboard) what would happen if you wanted to cancel due to extreme and unforeseen weather, not just a shower but tropical weather extreme circumstances type of thing. And make your plans and reservations accordingly. Get it in writing. Plunk it on a real credit card and you can be charged back. But for airlines, hotels, campgrounds, tickets, airport shuttles, rental cars, shows, dinner shows, etc. ask about weather related cancellations in case you do not want to stay at Disney, even to shelter, and want to vamoose instead.
With knowledge comes confidence followed by sure direction.
Fort Wilderness Campground DID close: Low lying areas and the threat of falling trees. Campers were diverted to WDW Resorts or could elect to leave the area.
Seek out the new archive Lists of Links-type threads or hit "Search" and seek out the 2004 hurricanes as affecting WDW. Those who shelter at WDW do so because Orlando is considered inland and because it is known the hotels at WDW are very sturdy. You'll read real postings from real people in that situation and hear how well Disney did, including helping Campsite guests. Praise all around and it's not a snow job, it was real. You'll want the time frame of August 2004-October 2004. Scroll back enough in this very Forum and some Topics: will show up if you go back far enough. It's all fact, too, and not Pixie Dust and not public relations hype. Go for the knowledge, the confidence and the sure direction just those postings of the past can provide.
I hope this helps.