Cast Member ‘Hurricane Ride Out’ Teams – Hurricane Rideout Crews and Hurricane Recovery Teams Have Been Activated!!!
Disney cast members are known to go above and beyond for resort and park guests. This includes during a hurricane! If you’re interested in being on a Hurricane Rideout Crews or Hurricane Recovery Teams, sign up on the Hub now.
Every work location has a written hurricane safety plan. Remember, Safe-D begins with me!
Cast members on Hurricane Rideout Crews will be on shift for 72 hours straight. CMs will be paid their normal rate until hour 8 worked, then from hour 8-16 is OT, and from 16 hours onward will be DT.
CMs will hang out at their work location during the storm and do tasks as needed, mostly centered around keeping things safe and comfy for guests. Meals and a place to sleep and shower will be provided at no cost.
Example: Magic Kingdom cast members will spend their entire time in the park and not be released to leave until the storm has passed and the park is clean and safe for guests. No park will reopen until all storm debris has been cleaned up and all rides have been reinspected. Stay connected via The Hub for park status and work updates.
Remember, Disney World has its own power station and water treatment plant.
Cast members: If you missed a shift because of Hurricane Ian, you will be paid for it!!
Park Tie Downs: When Storm Winds Exceed 30mph
Disney World main page has all park advisories and Hurricane policies: https://disneyworld.disney.go.com/.
When the storm winds pick up, cast members will begin what is known as a park-wide “tie down” which essentially involves removing all loose items around the parks and hotels, including trash bins, tables, chairs and anything else not firmly attached to the ground, and storing them in a secure location where they won’t be blown around by the wind.
In addition, anything that is loose but attached to a building (like a hanging sign or banner) will be tied down and secured with rope and zipties.
Disney is taking all appropriate steps to ensure that the storm has as minimal an impact on a guest’s vacation as possible.
Disney Parks and Disney Springs are scheduled to re-open September 30, 2022.
A Message from Disney Resorts to Our Guests:
While you are staying with us, we are closely monitoring Hurricane Ian. As the weather approaches we would like to share some helpful tips for your visit.
~We anticipate resort dining locations may experience lengthy waits. Pre-made bagged lunches and snacks are available.
~Housekeeping services may be limited.
~Please turn to channel 3 on your in room TV for more information regarding Hurricane Ian.
~Disney films on your in room TV will be complimentary until further notice.
We appreciate your patience and understanding and apologize for any inconvenience. Should you have any questions or need additional assistance, our front desk Cast Members are happy to assist you.
The Magic Kingdom is CLOSED.*******************
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