Staying at a Disney Hotel During Hurricane Irma Was the Best Decision We’ve Ever Made. And we’d do it again for the next hurricane evacuation. Here’s What to Expect When You Stay at a Disney Hotel During a Hurricane + VIDEO
What to Expect When You Stay at a Disney Hotel During a Hurricane + VIDEO
I’ve made a lot of bad decisions in my life. A lot of good ones too, but mostly you tend to harp on the horrible decisions. With Hurricane Irma on the move towards Florida, the bad decisions were racking up. We were too late deciding to get boards for our windows. We were too late in the “let’s evacuate Florida now” bandwagon. Gas shortages left folks stranded. Terrified people desperately diving for loaves of bread, stampeding for generators…chaos in a state of Florida-shaped box.
Irma had the whole state in panic – and I was worried that with my family’s lives in my hand that another bad decision could cost us dearly. I remember my terror filled eyes as I looked at my husband and decided that “we’re evacuating.” Category 5, I wasn’t messing around. We had to leave – but where? Where did we feel safe?
Disney. Only a short drive away, we knew we could make it – that is if we could book a room in time. It’s the only time where I’ve seen the Disney website glitch – and glitch – and glitch. I couldn’t book a room. Seconds turned into eternities as I desperately tried to book a room, ANY room at any Disney World Resort. Finally, the spinning wheel turned sweet success. I’ve never been so excited to book a Disney hotel in my life. Let me say this – as much as I LOVE working with Disney, this post is 100% not sponsored. I paid for that 3-night room as a guest. And I got my money’s worth 100 times over.
“Your vacation is booked!” the screen excitedly told me with all of the pixie dust and exclamation points I could handle. I snickered – vacation? Really, Disney? We’re running away from a catastrophic hurricane.
But in all seriousness, staying at a Disney Hotel during Hurricane Irma, that’s right up there with the best decision my husband and I have made together in a long time (you know, besides having children). In the midst of the storm (yes, every stinking pun intended), we found Disney magic, hope, love, calmed fears and the best possible scenario in an impossible situation. Here’s What to Expect When You Stay at a Disney Hotel for a Hurricane – magic still included.