As Hurricane Matthew is set to hit the southeastern United States, Florida’s Walt Disney World & Resorts did something for the fourth time in history.
It closed its doors.
Hurricane Matthew joins other hurricanes in shutting down the tourist destination—only four times in 45 years.
— The Daily Beast (@thedailybeast) October 6, 2016
Walt Disney World “was also evacuated in a brisk 30 minutes on 9/11, but the parks were not closed beforehand,” CNBC reported.
On Thursday, the parks’ editorial content director, Thomas Smith, posted the following on the Disney Parks Blog: