Disney, Universal Reopen Following Irma

Monorail at Epcot in Walt Disney World
Epcot will be open 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday // Photo by vanlhd_99/iStock/Getty Images Plus/Getty Images

As Irma continues to bring heavy rain and high wind to the southeastern United States, Florida resorts are beginning to reopen.

Walt Disney World reports that its theme parks and Disney Springs reopened Tuesday with normal, advertised operating hours. Special events, such as Mickeys Not-So-Scary Halloween Party, will also take place. Disneys water parks, Blizzard Beach and Typhoon Lagoon, remain closed and should reopen later this week.

Tuesdays hours of operation are:


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  • Magic Kingdom – 9 a.m. – 7 p.m., with an Extra Magic Hour beginning at 8 a.m. for Disney resort guests who weathered the storm
  • Epcot – 9 a.m. – 9 p.m., with previously scheduled Extra Magic Hours from 9 – 11 p.m. for resort guests
  • Disneys Animal Kingdom – 9 a.m. – 9 p.m.; Kilimanjaro Safaris will open in the afternoon due to continued clean-up
  • Disneys Hollywood Studios – 9 a.m. – 9 p.m.
  • Disney Springs – 10 a.m. – 12 a.m.

Some attractions and entertainment offerings may be modified.

All Disney resorts will also begin normal operation Tuesday, expect for Fort Wilderness Campground and Disneys Saratoga Springs Treehouse Villas. Fort Wilderness Campground remains close as property assessments continue. Additionally, all shows at The Hoop Dee Doo Musical Revue and Mickeys Backyard BBQ will be cancelled Tuesday. Any existing reservations will automatically be refunded. Disneys Saratoga Springs Treehouse Villas are scheduled to reopen Thursday.

Disneys Vero Beach and Disneys Hilton Head Island Resorts will remain closed at this time.

Disneys guest transportation and reservation center will also reopen Tuesday.

Universal Orlando also reports that its parks are open today. Operating hours are as follows:

  • Universals Volcano Bay – 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
  • Islands of Adventure – 9 a.m. – 7 p.m.
  • Universal Studios Florida – 9 a.m. – 9 p.m.
  • Universal City Walk – Open daily until 2 a.m.

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