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Walt Disney World reopening today after Irma

13 September 2017

Disney has sent out a release to travel agents, assuring them that the parks will open normally this week.

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

Disney has had full-day closures of the Magic Kingdom only four other times in its history: in 1999 for Hurricane Floyd, 2004 for Hurricane Frances, 2004 for Hurricane Jeanne and a year ago for Matthew. But there is a lot of minimal damage - think overturned trees, broken signs, lawn chairs all over the place, and so many branches and leaves, according to Yahoo.

At Universal, Volcano Bay, Islands of Adventure and Universal Studios are open today.

Disney's Vero Beach and Disney's Hilton Head Island Resorts will remain closed at this time.

Over at Magic Kingdom, the World Famous Jungle Cruise will remain closed for the rest of the week, at least.

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On social media, some people shared photos of the minor damage that Disney World sustained in the storm, which made landfall in the Florida Keys on Sunday morning.

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".

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

Universal joins Disney World in announcing its reopening tomorrow.

All of these popular attractions are just south of Orlando, with Universal Orlando Resort, which includes The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, and SeaWorld Orlando just northeast of Disney.

Walt Disney World reopening today after Irma