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

12 September, 2017, 00:24 | Author: Pamela Mathis
  • Wind gusts of up to 40 mph Monday and early Tuesday could bring down trees in the Charlotte area

Signs posted inside its resorts on Monday afternoon indicated that the theme parks would be back open Tuesday at 9 a.m. but the Disney water parks would remain closed.

Hurricane Irma shut down Disney World Sunday and Monday, but the resort is on track to reopen its gates Tuesday.

Online videos and pictures showed some flooding at Disney's Epcot and at the Grand Floridian Resort.

A Disney representative told CNN that the damage assessment is still in initial stages, but he said Disney World does not expect to see significant damage to its properties.

-Magic Kingdom: 9 a.m. until 7 p.m. The Magic Kingdom was also closed for part of the day October 24, 2005 for Hurricane Wilma. "While we experienced high winds and rain, we maintained power throughout the storm".

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Irma struck Disney World's 25,000 acres of land southwest of Orlando from 1 a.m.to 3 a.m.

Seeing hurricane force gusts over the Orlando metro area with this intense rain band + intense rainfall!

According to CNBC, Walt Disney Company (NYSE:) is planning on opening on Tuesday while SeaWorld Entertainment Inc (NYSE:) issued a statement saying it would reopen its Orlando park Tuesday.

A county-wide curfew kept Disney and Universal guests restricted to their hotels on Sunday and Monday evenings. The resort employs 73,000 people and also includes water parks, hotels and an ESPN sports complex. Water parks Typhoon Lagoon and Blizzard Beach were the second and third most popular water parks a year ago.




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