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Walt Disney World (WDW) News Discuss Breaking News! - Disney planning to possibly close on Friday in the News & Rumors forums; Wow! Thanks for the update!!...
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    Wow! Thanks for the update!!
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    UPDATE:

    Effective 13:36 this afternoon (8/13/04) the WDW Resort is moving to Phase 2 for the approach of Hurricane Charley. At this time Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Disney MGM Studios are being closed. Fort Wilderness has been cleared. Complete all clean up and tie down. Ride-out crew fully staffed at start of Phase 1 or as directed by the WDW Resort Emergency Operations Center. Personnel not in ride-out crew released as soon as possible. Depending on the storms movement we anticipate going to Phase 1 sometime today. The Emergency Operations Center and all Command Centers are activated at this time.
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    Just recently, the resort hit Phase 1. All operations have ceased, and everyone has been instructed to take cover. I hear they plan on bringing the night shift in around 2-4 AM to start preparing and cleaning up.

    And there's food for the ride-out crews. How nice.

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    for those of you who are interested you can check on Orlando - theres a live feed from WESH and the hurricane live with the following link

    http://a.www.orlandoweather.com/index.html

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    what does phase 1 mean?

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    sounds like get ready here she comes!!

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    hope nothing gets to damaged and no one gets hurt

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    Phase 5 is initial preparation, and as the storm approaches, the phase goes down towards 1. AS you reach 1, fewer outside activities are allowed, and more things are tied down, I gather. Phase 1 means "sock it to us, we're ready"

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    we were there during a hurricane watch and a tropical storm went over- we were safe in our room at Old Key west

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    Any word on how they are operating today and if there was much (any) damage to the parks or resort?
    "You shouldn't play leapfrog with a porcupine. You might get hurt." - Eliza Breakey, Age 4

    I HATE being back in the real world!!!!




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    From what I understand, Animal Kingdom is the only park that's closed.
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    From the Disney Website

    Walt Disney World® Resort
    Important Information for August 14, 2004
    Due to the impact of Hurricane Charley, Walt Disney World®
    resort has adjusted operations on Saturday, August 14.

    PARK HOURS OF OPERATION

    Magic Kingdom® 9 a.m. to 11 p.m.
    Epcot® 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
    Disney-MGM Studios 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
    Blizzard Beach 11 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
    Disney's Wide World of Sports open for events
    Disney's Animal Kingdom® CLOSED until further notice
    Typhoon Lagoon CLOSED
    Downtown Disney® regular operating hours
    Golf Courses CLOSED
    All Walt Disney World® Resort hotels (except for Disney's Fort
    Wilderness Resort and Campground) remain open
    for our guests.

    For additional Park Hours, please visit the Calendar section.

    Guests calling 407-WDISNEY for reservations may
    experience longer wait times today.

    For families and friends wanting to communicate with guests
    staying at our Resort, please call 407-WDW-INFO.

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    Wait wait wait.....The Contemp. has storm shutters???? It can fit 4 monorails inside???? good god I need pictures.....

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    Yes that would be a sight to see

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    I would kill (OK, maybe not KILL, but beat with a churro) for pix as well!
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