Universal Orlando Is Officially Reopening After Hurricane Irma

First Warning Forecast Mix of sun and clouds highs in the low 70s

First Warning Forecast Mix of sun and clouds highs in the low 70s

If your Walt Disney World vacation was put on hold by Irma, not to worry, all four parks and Disney Springs are back in action today, though water parks Typhoon Lagoon and Blizzard Beach won't reopen until later this week.

It's not clear if the spokeswoman who spoke with The Los Angeles Times is the same, but a Disney spokeswoman also told WESH TV the resort didn't expect significant damage.

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".

With Hurricane Irma gone, many, but not all, theme parks are reopening.

On Monday, Sept. 11, 2017, the only select restaurants at Disney Resort hotels are open for Disney Resort Guests. We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused.


Universal Orlando said Monday that all three of its parks will reopen at 9 a.m. Tuesday. "Our destination saw relatively minor damage overnight involving fences, trees, signage and building facades", the website read.

SeaWorld: Closed for additional debris cleanup.

SeaWorld in Orlando reported it would be closed through Monday as well, indicated it was "providing support and temporary housing for animals form other zoological facilities in coastal areas expected to have greater impact". A reopening date for Discovery Cove day resort has not yet been announced.

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

The resort, which employs 73,000, was visited by 20 million people in 2016 making it the world's most popular theme park.

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