Orlando Sentinel - Universal Orlando and Walt Disney World want to ease tourists' fears about hurricanes by promising that if a storm gets in the way, people can get their money back. Both parks announced new policies Thursday that allow vacationers to reschedule or cancel their theme park vacations, without any penalties, in the event of a hurricane. SeaWorld also has a general policy allowing people to cancel or reschedule because of hurricanes, but it's informal. Still, SeaWorld officials insisted that they consider tropical storms and hurricanes "exceptional circumstances" that call for special consideration. In Disney's case, vacationers can cancel or reschedule if the National Weather Service posts a hurricane warning for Orlando, or for their hometowns, within seven days of their planned arrivals. Universal is offering people a chance to cancel or reschedule anytime a named storm threatens, whether or not a specific hurricane warning is issued for Orlando or their hometowns. Universal calls it a "no questions asked" policy. Both companies said the new policies reflect their old practices, but now are formalized so that people booking vacations can be assured in advance that they can opt out if a hurricane bears down. Both companies posted their policies on their Web sites this week. The rest of the story is on the homepage of the DIS under "News".