November 30 is the last day each year of Hurricane Season! Fortunately, things were quiet this year here in Central Florida. There were a couple of storms that gave us concern when they were early out, but we had an uneventful season.
It’s never a bad idea to keep hurricanes in mind if you’re planning your trip between June and November, but it shouldn’t keep you away. While there is always a chance that there could be a storm, there’s a much higher chance that there won’t be.
If there is supposed to be a storm during your travel dates, please take it seriously. Each time one is predicted there are people who will recommend still heading to Walt Disney World for “the best vacation ever, with few people”. This is terrible advice.
When the storm is supposed to be bad, the theme parks will close and you’ll be stuck in your hotel. Food options will be limited. Disney will do the best that they can to keep people entertained, but safety comes first.
Another reason to cancel if a bad storm is approaching is to free up the hotel rooms. During Hurricane Irma a few years back people from other parts of the state evacuated to Central Florida. The local hotels were full, including at Disney. These people weren’t looking for a vacation, they wanted a safe place to wait out the storm.
The end of Hurricane Season doesn’t mean that there won’t be another storm, there is always a possibility. But storms late in the year rarely cause damage in Florida.
I always breathe a sigh of relief when we reach the end of Hurricane Season. This is also the start of the weather that people move to Florida for; including me.