Walt Disney World to reopen Tuesday

Jay Jacobs
September 13, 2017

That changed Tuesday with the reopening of the parks.

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.

Online videos and pictures showed some flooding in Disney's Epcot Park and at the Grand Floridian Resort. 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 Walt Disney Co. said in a news release that its Disney World theme parks and Disney Springs will reopen on Tuesday and resume regular hours.

On Thursday, September 7, the park tweeted: "In anticipation of inclement weather, Night of Joy has been cancelled on September 9 and Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party has been cancelled on September 10".

However, Blizzard Beach and Typhoon Lagoon water parks will not open until later in the week, Disney said.

A lifeguard hut is pictured as Hurricane Irma arrives in Hollywood, Florida.

SC governor gives update on Hurricane Irma preparations
Now, only the 27 facilities and three hospitals in Beaufort and Jasper counties are being required to evacuate, the governor said. McMaster said he's leaving the decision to close schools in the hands of local governments, and will not issue a statewide order.


Universal was closed down ahead of Irma.

Universal spokesman Schroder also said: 'We can not guarantee resort amenities or access to electricity during severe weather'.

Epcot: 9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.

We expect SeaWorld Orlando and Aquatica Orlando to reopen on Wednesday, September 13.

Universal Studios said its parks "saw relatively minor damage overnight involving fences, trees, signage and building facades", in a statement to USA TODAY.

Universal joins Disney World in announcing its reopening tomorrow.

See the embedded social media posts below for a look at Irma's impact around Disney World.

Other reports by TheDailyFarc

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