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Disney World in Orlando will Reopen on Tuesday after Weekend Closure

Hurricane Irma forces only the 4th closure since Disney World opened in 1971.

 

September 12, 2017

An empty parking lot at Disney World Park and Resort this weekend.

The latest from Walt Disney World is that the park will reopen on Tuesday. Hurricane Irma forces only the 4th closure since Disney World opened in 1971. There may be modifications to some attractions and entertainment offerings, says a press release from Disney:

"After an initial assessment of our property, Walt Disney World's Theme Parks and Disney Springs will reopen tomorrow, Tuesday, Sept. 12 with normal, advertised operating hours. Special events, such as Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party, will also take place. Water Parks will remain closed tomorrow and will reopen later this week. Details to follow.

HOURS OF OPERATION FOR TUESDAY, SEPT. 12

Magic Kingdom Park – 9:00am-7:00pm

Epcot – 9:00am-9:00pm

Disney's Animal Kingdom – 9:00am-9:00pm

Disney's Hollywood Studios – 9:00am-9:00pm

Disney Springs – 10:00am-12:00am                                                                           

Blizzard Beach – Closed                                       

Typhoon Lagoon – Closed

SOCIAL COMMENTS FROM GUESTS

Positive posts on social media expressed gratitude for Cast Members and on-site activities, including character experiences:

Ex: "Animal Kingdom Lodge doing all they can why the Hurricane hits! Well done @DisneyParks"

Ex: "Riding out Irma at Grand Floridian... staff in the Sugar Loaf building is amazing! #WaltDisneyWorld"

Ex: "Disney is the best place to be during a hurricane"

Ex: "We're seriously staying at @WaltDisneyWorld next time there's a hurricane. They are nailing it with characters & stuff & I'd feel so safe."

Ex: "I love that Disney is allowing people fleeing from #HurricaneIrma to bring their pets with them to the hotels. No animal left behind."

Ex: @WDWNT "Huge #castcompliment to every CM working at @WDWToday during #HurricaneIrma. Everyone has gone above and beyond the call of duty."

 

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