Did you know that since opening in 1971 Disney World has only closed 7 times? Six of those closures were weather-related, and the 7th was after 9/11.
1999 – First weather-related closure in Disney history. With Hurricane Floyd bearing down, on September 14th, 1999 Disney closed all four theme parks, Downtown Disney, and the water parks for the first time. They expected to remain closed on September 15th as well, but Floyd took an unexpected last-minute turn and the resort escaped any significant damage. They re-opened two of the theme parks the next day.
2004 – Disney suffered three hurricane-related closures. On August 13, 2004 Hurricane Charley forced the closure of the parks. Less than a month later on September 4-5 Disney closed for Hurricane Frances. Hurricane Jeanne followed on September 26 and the resort was once again forced to close for one day.
2016 – The next closure did not come until Hurricane Matthew on October 6-7, 2016.
2017 – The most recent closure was for Hurricane Irma. The parks closed at 9pm on September 9 and remained closed for the 2 following days.