Disney World Set to Reopen Tuesday

Adjust Comment Print

Disney World plans to reopen its gates on Tuesday (Sept. 12), according to its website.

Hurricane Irma passed right over Orlando, but luckily, there was minimal damage. Magic Kingdom Jungle Cruise will closed due to Irma cleanup.

Walt Disney World in Orlando reopened its doors Tuesday, welcoming tourists and locals still without power and air conditioning two days after Hurricane Irma battered Florida. "We hope to resume normal operations on Tuesday, September 12", advised Disney's site Monday morning.

Magic Kingdom Park and the Epcot Center both opened at 9 a.m. Special events, such as Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party, will also take place.

Universal Orlando said Monday that all three of its parks will reopen at 9 a.m. Tuesday.

The amusement park shut down in its entirety on Sunday in expectation of the record-breaking storm, for only the sixth time in its 45-year history.

More news: Emmanuel Macron Calls For Solidarity as He Vows to Lead EU Rebuild
More news: Justice Department Requests Supreme Court Remove Travel Ban Exception Protecting Certain Refugees
More news: Fed Vice Chairman Fischer to resign for 'personal reasons'

"Our destination saw relatively minor damage overnight involving fences, trees, signage and building facades", Universal Orlando said in a statement on its blog Monday.

While Disney will reopen its four main parks, Disney World Resort's two water parks, Blizzard Beach and Typhoon Lagoon, will remain closed.

Stay tuned to The Kingdom Insider for more information on the Orlando parks post-Irma.

A spokesperson for the theme park said that they "are beginning an initial assessment of our property.While we experienced high winds and rain, we maintained power throughout the storm".

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

SeaWorld Orlando and Aquatica water park are scheduled to open Wednesday.