Saturday, 18 November, 2017

Hurricane Irma: Disney, Universal Orlando reopen today, Busch Gardens opens Wednesday

FORECAST High clouds move in late Sunday ahead of Irma Comcast's Universal park in Orlando to reopen Tuesday; company assessing cable operations
Elaine Woods | 13 September, 2017, 00:34

That changed Tuesday with the reopening of the parks.

Walt Disney World and neighboring attractions Universal Orlando and SeaWorld Orlando were on track to reopen Tuesday after missing a major hit from Hurricane Irma.

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.

Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party, an after-hours, separate-ticket event at Magic Kingdom, will go on as planned Tuesday evening.

Disney World in Orlando, Florida is following Hurricane Irma that ripped through the state this weekend and continues to make her way into the US.

Epcot: 9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Floridians Come Together to Save Manatees Stranded in Mud by Hurricane Irma
It was an "absolutely amazing" rescue and "shows what people can do when they come together", says Faradini-Campos. The viral Facebook post has more than 96,000 likes and 68,000 shares.

Paul Clement: 'Swansea City squad stronger than last season'
Recalling his period in City, where he moved in 2015, bony said, "I had good moments there". They heard about the move and said they wanted to go back to Swansea.

Trump says 'We're going to Florida very soon'
On Saturday afternoon, Trump held a meeting with the Cabinet on the potential impact of Hurricane Irma, now heading to Florida. He added, "there is no safe area within the Keys, and you put your life in your own hands by not evacuating".

It was only the sixth time in the resort's 45-year history that severe weather forced the theme park to close.

Universal Studios said its parks "saw relatively minor damage overnight involving fences, trees, signage and building facades", in a statement to USA TODAY.

Stay tuned to The Kingdom Insider for more information on the Orlando parks post-Irma. Some areas suffered damage like downed trees and signs, but the theme parks are operating on normal hours, according to the Disney World site, and things appear OK overall thanks to speedy cleanup efforts.

Disney's nearby theme park rival, Universal Studios, also closed the doors during Hurricane Irma.

SeaWorld Orlando and Aquatica water park are slated to open on Wednesday.

Walt Disney World, Disneyland, Disney Cruise Line, Universal Orlando Resort and more - they can do it all, and at no extra cost to you!

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