Riding out Hurricane Irma at Disney World

Tomas Mccoy
September 13, 2017

That changed Tuesday with the reopening of the parks.

Walt Disney World Resorts will reopen most of its parks Tuesday, September 12 after closing for two days in preparation for Hurricane Irma.

And by the looks of these photos, park employees took major precautions to preserve the magic from potential damage. All three theme parks said they never lost power.

At Universal, Volcano Bay, Islands of Adventure and Universal Studios are open today. The water parks will stay closed for now, Disney said in a statement.

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". But, Hurricane Irma's worst case scenario did not play out, and that is giving investors reason to buy back into these companies following the dip ahead of Hurricane Irma's landfall.


On Monday, Sept. 11, 2017, the only select restaurants at Disney Resort hotels are open for Disney Resort Guests.

Our destination saw relatively minor damage overnight involving fences, trees, signage and building facades.

We expect SeaWorld Orlando and Aquatica Orlando to reopen on Wednesday, September 13. A reopening date for Discovery Cove day resort has not yet been announced.

Here are some images Disney's guests have posted on social media in the aftermath of the storm.

Elsewhere in Magic Kingdom, The Walt Disney World railroad is closed, due to lots of debris on the track, along with Tom Sawyer's Island...but it's okay if you didn't want to go to Tom Sawyer's Island in the first place.

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