Disney World, Universal to reopen Tuesday after Irma sweeps through Florida

Nick Sanchez
September 13, 2017

A Disney spokesperson has confirmed to INSIDER Disney World's four theme parks and Disney Springs will reopen Tuesday, September 12.

Walt Disney World Resort, Disney Co.'s (DIS) theme park and resort in Orlando, is scheduled to reopen Tuesday morning after being closed Sunday and Monday due to the threat from Hurricane Irma.

This isn't the first time the resort's theme parks have closed since the first park, Magic Kingdom, opened in 1971, but the parks have always been up and running again within 24 hours. But there is a lot of minimal damage - think overturned trees, broken signs, lawn chairs all over the place, and so many branches and leaves, according to Yahoo.

The park later announced that it would be closed on September 10 and 11, and staff asked people to "observe local curfews" and remain in their resort room. Many trees were downed across its properties and some buildings had water leaks, according to reports on Twitter.

As a resort that draws around 50,000 visitors a day, shutting down for a couple of days was no doubt a decision Disney World didn't take lightly.

Disney World parking areas had served as a staging ground for electrical fix crews and utility trucks coming to help restore power to the region. INSIDER has reached out to Disney Parks for clarification.

Universal Orlando said Monday that all three of its parks will reopen at 9 a.m. Tuesday. The two water parks are expected to reopen later in the week.

Sea World in Orlando and Busch Gardens amusement park in Tampa Bay will remain closed until at least 13 September in order to clean up debris from the storm.

Other reports by AllAboutTopnews

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