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    Hours of Operation for Monday, September 6.

    Magic Kingdom - 9:00 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.
    Epcot - 9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
    Typhoon Lagoon - 10 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
    Downtown Disney - 10 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
    Disney's Wide World of Sports Complex - Open for Events
    Disney's Animal Kingdom - 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
    Disney-MGM Studios - 9:00 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.
    Blizzard Beach - 10 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
    Pleasure Island - Closed


    Walt Disney World Resort will return to normal operations in all areas Tuesday, September 7.

    [ September 05, 2004, 10:12 PM: Message edited by: PolyGirl40 ]
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    Here in west Orange County we just got one of the outer bands. It has been pretty calm for the past few hours. Now winds are sustained at 20 mph with gusts up to 66 mph. It's not over yet. I'll be keeping an eye on Frances once she gets into the warm Gulf waters.
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    First of all, as for MCO, no major damage has been reported. Time for reopen depends on the winds, they have to be below safe threshold. My suggestion would be to plan tomorrow's flights as normal. But be prepared.

    As far as Ivan goes, we have history on our side. 3 major hurricanes have never hit Florida in the same month. I know, as soon as I say that, Ivan will head right for us. But current tropical prediction center forecast has it too close to call. Check all your cancellation policies, then postpone a decision until the latest possible time. Ivan could still turn north, or west, or even fall apart. Here's hoping.

    We are taking advantage of a bad situation, and taking the family to Typhoon Lagoon tomorrow. See you all there. [img]smile.gif[/img]

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    The good news: MGM is closed
    The bad news: I'm still supposed to report for my shift...my flight on Monday was cancelled...

    The good news: I should be back in Disney by 12 pm on Tuesday so I can report for my 3 pm shift on Tuesday...I guess I'll just have to call out again and explain why...Oh man, I hope I don't get reprimanded to termed!!! eek!

    [ September 05, 2004, 08:18 PM: Message edited by: J9 ]
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    J9~
    You should be OK I'd think. I know a couple other people who are also stuck out of town and can't return.

    Winds are really picking up here again! Just did some video taping on our screened in porch. Got a call from a friend who's alone and his lights finally went out. I'd be freaking out if that were me. It's been amazing how my circle of friends have kept in touch, making sure everyone is OK during this. Makes me feel really [img]smile.gif[/img] in the middle of all this craziness. One notable omission but oh well. The storm will be over soon enough.

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    OIA just announced ticket counters will reopen at 10am on Monday, with flights resuming at noon. However, there are some airlines who have chosen not to fly until Tuesday. Check with your airline for more.

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    Originally posted by J9:
    The good news: MGM is closed
    Actually they have changed the hours. MGM will be open. The only thing currently listed as closed is Pleasure Island.
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    ORLANDO, FL – Passenger flight service is scheduled to resume at approximately noon September 6, 2004 at Orlando International Airport, following an area "all clear" from weather activity associated with Hurricane Frances. However, passengers with scheduled flights should contact their airline for the latest flight information. In addition, airline ticket counters will not open until 10:00 a.m.

    The decision for a noon schedule resumption was established following a meeting between airline personnel and airport staff earlier today. "After evaluating and assessing the facilities and airfield, we are confident that recovery activity will allow the airport and most of our partners to resume operations by noon on Monday" commented C.W. Jennings, Executive Director for the Greater Orlando Aviation Authority.

    Additionally please be advised that:

    Southwest Airlines, Aeromexico, Air Jamaica, British Airways, CanJet, Cayman Airways, Condor/Thomas Cook, Copa, Martinair-Holland and Virgin Atlantic have advised that they will not resume passenger operations until Tuesday, September 7, 2004.

    PASSENGERS

    Ticket counters will be available beginning at 10:00 a.m.
    Domestic passengers holding reservations for flights at noon or afterwards, should plan to arrive at the airport as scheduled
    Passengers not holding confirmed reservations for Monday flights should contact their airlines for rebooking prior to coming to the airport

    AIRLINES

    The air carriers have asked that all airline employees scheduled to work Monday should report to work at their assigned times or call their individual companies for further instructions.


    TRANSPORTATION SECURITY ADMINISTRATION

    The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has asked that all TSA employees assigned to work on Monday should report as assigned and call 1-866-889-2780 to get updated schedule information.
    Airport personnel and contractors will work through the night to ensure that the facilities will available for flight resumption for Monday. Passengers are asked not to arrive at Orlando International Airport prior to 10:00 a.m. to allow recovery crews to complete their assignments.

    # # #

    For more information, contact Carolyn Fennell at the Greater Orlando Aviation Authority (407) 825-2055.
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    TROPICAL STORM FRANCES ADVISORY NUMBER 49
    NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL
    11 PM EDT SUN SEP 05 2004

    ...FRANCES REMAINS A LARGE TROPICAL STORM...IS MOVING OFFSHORE TO
    THE GULF OF MEXICO...

    A HURRICANE WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR THE NORTHWEST GULF COAST
    OF FLORIDA FROM ANNA MARIA ISLAND TO DESTIN.

    A TROPICAL STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR THE SOUTHWEST COAST
    OF FLORIDA FROM SOUTH OF ANNA MARIA ISLAND TO OCEAN REEF INCLUDING
    ALL OF THE FLORIDA KEYS...FLORIDA BAY AND THE DRY TORTUGAS...AND
    FOR THE EAST COAST OF FLORIDA AND GEORGIA FROM NORTH OF JUPITER
    INLET NORTHWARD TO ALTAMAHA SOUND GEORGIA...INCLUDING LAKE
    OKEECHOBEE.

    AT 11 PM EDT...0300Z...THE CENTER OF TROPICAL STORM FRANCES WAS
    LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 28.3 NORTH...LONGITUDE 82.7 WEST OR ABOUT
    25 MILES NORTH-NORTHWEST OF TAMPA FLORIDA.

    FRANCES IS MOVING TOWARD THE WEST-NORTHWEST NEAR 8 MPH AND A TURN
    TOWARD THE NORTHWEST IS EXPECTED DURING THE NEXT 24 HOURS. THE
    CENTER OF FRANCES IS AT THE GULF COAST AND IS FORECAST TO MOVE OVER
    THE WATERS OF THE NORTHEASTERN GULF OF MEXICO ON MONAY AND THEN
    MOVE INLAND OVER THE FLORIDA PANHANDLE IN ABOUT 24 HOURS.

    MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS ARE NEAR 65 MPH WITH HIGHER GUSTS. SOME
    STRENGTHENING IS POSSIBLE DURING THE NEXT 24 HOURS AND THERE IS
    CHANCE THAT FRANCES COULD AGAIN BECOME A HURRICANE.

    TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 200 MILES FROM THE
    CENTER.

    THE ESTIMATED MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE IS 976 MB...28.82 INCHES.

    COASTAL STORM SURGE FLOODING ALONG WITH LARGE AND DANGEROUS
    BATTERING WAVES CONTINUE ALONG THE NORTH FLORIDA EAST COAST BUT
    SHOULD GRADUALLY SUBSIDE. STORM SURGE FLOODING OF UP TO 5 FEET ABOVE
    NORMAL LEVELS IS EXPECTED TO SUBSIDE ON MONDAY. ALONG THE SOUTHWEST
    FLORIDA COAST...STORM SURGE FLOODING OF 2 TO 4 FEET ABOVE NORMAL
    TIDE LEVELS IS EXPECTED SOUTH OF THE PATH OF FRANCES. STORM SURGE
    FLOODING OF UP TO 4 TO 8 FEET ABOVE NORMAL TIDE LEVELS IS EXPECTED
    ALONG THE NORTHEAST GULF COAST OF FLORIDA TO THE NORTH OF THE PATH
    OF THE STORM.

    RAINFALL AMOUNTS OF 6 TO 10 INCHES...WITH LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS...
    ARE EXPECTED OVER PORTIONS OF THE SOUTHEASTERN UNITED STATES ALONG
    FRANCES WIDE PATH.

    ISOLATED TORNADOES ARE POSSIBLE OVERNIGHT OVER PORTIONS OF SOUTHERN
    GEORGIA AND NORTHERN FLORIDA.

    REPEATING THE 11 PM EDT POSITION...28.3 N... 82.7 W. MOVEMENT
    TOWARD...WEST-NORTHWEST NEAR 8 MPH. MAXIMUM SUSTAINED
    WINDS... 65 MPH. MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE... 976 MB.

    FOR STORM INFORMATION SPECIFIC TO YOUR AREA...PLEASE MONITOR
    PRODUCTS ISSUED BY YOUR LOCAL WEATHER OFFICE.

    AN INTERMEDIATE ADVISORY WILL BE ISSUED BY THE NATIONAL HURRICANE
    CENTER AT 2 AM EDT FOLLOWED BY THE NEXT COMPLETE ADVISORY AT 5 AM
    EDT.
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    Originally posted by PolyGirl40:
    </font><blockquote>quote:</font><hr />Originally posted by J9:
    The good news: MGM is closed
    Actually they have changed the hours. MGM will be open. The only thing currently listed as closed is Pleasure Island. </font>[/QUOTE]According to the cast member portal:

    Resort Venues Hours of Availability (September 6, 2004)
    Disney-MGM Studios CLOSED
    Epcot® 10 a.m. - 9 p.m.
    Magic Kingdom® Park 10 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.
    Disney's Animal Kingdom® Theme Park CLOSED
    Disney's Blizzard Beach Water Park CLOSED
    Disney's Typhoon Lagoon 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
    Disney's Wide World of Sports® Complex Open for Events
    Downtown Disney® Area 10 a.m. - 11 p.m. (Pleasure Island Closed)
    Disney University 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
    Disney Reservation Center Orlando First shifts begin at 9 a.m.
    Disney Reservation Center Tampa First shifts begin 11 a.m.
    Walt Disney World Resort hotels OPEN
    Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground CLOSED

    All Equity performers (singers, dancers, street actors) have been told not to report to work at MGM as there will be no shows for the day.

    [ September 06, 2004, 01:36 AM: Message edited by: Zebra ]
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    Glad to see that Main Street Jim is okay.

    [ September 06, 2004, 07:28 AM: Message edited by: Joe, Sue and Joey ]
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    The Disney Flash for Travel Agents from last night said that Animal Kingdom, Disney-MGM Studios, Blizzard Beach, and Pleasure Island would be closed today (9/6). Wide World of Sports is open for scheduled events.
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    Zebra, Thanks for the update. You are on the ball.

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    Just as an Ivan update. The current 5 day has it on track to hit United States around the South Florida area. Hopefully Ivan will veer to the right and miss us.
    Nana to Brad, Alex, Dustin and Connor

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    According to the Orlando Sentinel -

    Only Disney-MGM Studios and Animal Kingdom will not open -- and that's because of staffing issues, said Disney spokeswoman Veronica Clemons. Both parks are "show ready," she said.

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    They park hours are on the front page. They've changed them 3 times since last night. [img]graemlins/crazy.gif[/img]

    Glad to hear everyone is safe. [img]smile.gif[/img]
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    glad most seem to be ok. hear there's still rain bands and tornado watches.
    heard from a friend in the Panhandle last night; he said people were going crazy buying water. i see Frances is getting ready to hit his area now.
    i still have my res for tomorrow. arriving in the am.

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    Thanks for the update Carol. Sounds like Mickey [img]graemlins/mickey.gif[/img] and friends escaped Frances' fury. I bet all those visitors will be happy to hit the parks today!

    After reading a lot of overheated puffery about your new cook, you know what I'm craving? A little perspective. That's it. I'd like some fresh, clear, well seasoned perspective. Can you suggest a good wine to go with that?

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    Flights Set To Resume at Orlando International Airport at Noon on Monday

    ORLANDO, FL – Passenger flight service is scheduled to resume at approximately noon September 6, 2004 at Orlando International Airport, following an area "all clear" from weather activity associated with Hurricane Frances. However, passengers with scheduled flights should contact their airline for the latest flight information. In addition, airline ticket counters will not open until 10:00 a.m.

    The decision for a noon schedule resumption was established following a meeting between airline personnel and airport staff earlier today. "After evaluating and assessing the facilities and airfield, we are confident that recovery activity will allow the airport and most of our partners to resume operations by noon on Monday" commented C.W. Jennings, Executive Director for the Greater Orlando Aviation Authority.

    Additionally please be advised that:

    Southwest Airlines, Aeromexico, Air Jamaica, British Airways, CanJet, Cayman Airways, Condor/Thomas Cook, Copa, Martinair-Holland and Virgin Atlantic have advised that they will not resume passenger operations until Tuesday, September 7, 2004.


    PASSENGERS

    Ticket counters will be available beginning at 10:00 a.m.
    Domestic passengers holding reservations for flights at noon or afterwards, should plan to arrive at the airport as scheduled
    Passengers not holding confirmed reservations for Monday flights should contact their airlines for rebooking prior to coming to the airport


    AIRLINES

    The air carriers have asked that all airline employees scheduled to work Monday should report to work at their assigned times or call their individual companies for further instructions.


    TRANSPORTATION SECURITY ADMINISTRATION


    The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has asked that all TSA employees assigned to work on Monday should report as assigned and call 1-866-889-2780 to get updated schedule information.
    Airport personnel and contractors will work through the night to ensure that the facilities will available for flight resumption for Monday. Passengers are asked not to arrive at Orlando International Airport prior to 10:00 a.m. to allow recovery crews to complete their assignments.

    [ September 06, 2004, 10:03 AM: Message edited by: PolyGirl40 ]
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    Zebra, It's neat to have Cast member info. Thanks for sharing.

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