Walt Disney World, Universal Orlando reopen after Hurricane Irma while some attractions remain closed

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Walt Disney World and Universal Orlando have started assessing damage from the hurricane and reopening their doors to visitors today after Hurricane Irma.

Walt Disney World’s Theme Parks and Disney Springs opened on Tuesday, September 12. Blizzard Beach and Typhoon Lagoon remain closed.

All Disney Resorts resume normal hours on Tuesday, September 12, with the exception of Fort Wilderness Campground and Disney’s Saratoga Springs Treehouse Villas.

Social media posts show downed trees at several resorts, and USA Today reported blown electric transformers near Disney’s Contemporary Resort.

The following attractions are currently closed, either for planned refurbishment or temporary hurricane cleanup:

  • Splash Mountain
  • The Hall of Presidents
  • Jungle Cruise
  • Splashdown Photos
  • Aerophile – The World Leader in Balloon Flight
  • Kiliminjaro Safaris
  • Runoff Rapids
  • Test Track

According to reports, Jungle Cruise will remain closed for at least a week.

For the most up-to-date Walt Disney World hours of operation and ride closures, head over to their website or use the My Disney Experience app.

Universal Orlando resumed normal park hours on Tuesday, September 12. According to their website, the parks sustained minor damage involving fences, trees, signage, and building facades.

The following rides are currently closed or delayed:

  • Jurassic Park River Adventure
  • Dudley Do-Right’s Ripsaw Falls
  • The Incredible Hulk Coaster

For the most up-to-date ride information, check the Universal Orlando Resort app.

Universal Orlando’s Halloween Horror Nights will begin as scheduled on Friday, September 15.

Meanwhile, SeaWorld Orlando will remain closed on Tuesday, September 12 to allow for additional cleanup.

SeaWorld parks are expected to reopen on Wednesday, September 13. For more information, visit their website.

LEGOLAND Florida also remains closed on Tuesday, September 12 as they continue to assess damage. Updates will be posted to their Twitter account.

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