Disney World Hopes to Reopen After Irma Tuesday

Monorail at Epcot in Walt Disney World
Epcot will remain closed through Monday. // Photo by vanlhd_99/iStock/Getty Images Plus/Getty Images

Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida, reports that it will remain closed through Monday, although it hopes to resume normal operations Tuesday following the passage of Hurricane Irma. Resort hotels will remain open, although some services and amenities will be adjusted.

The following parks are closed through Monday, September 11:

  • Disneys Blizzard Beach
  • Disneys Typhoon Lagoon
  • ESPN Wide World of Sports
  • Disneys Animal Kingdom
  • Disneys Hollywood Studios
  • Epcot
  • Magic Kingdom
  • Disney Springs

Disneys Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground and the Treehouse Villas at Disneys Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa also closed as of Saturday at 2 p.m.


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The storm also prompted Disney to cancel a number of special events over the weekend. The Night of Joy at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex was canceled September 9; full refunds are available for either the September 9 performance or the September 8 performance, which took place as planned. Mickeys Not-So-Scary Halloween Party on Sunday was also canceled. Guests can exchange their tickets for tickets to another Halloween party; an upcoming; a one-day Magic Your Way Tickets with Park Hopper Option, to be used within the next two years; or a full refund.

To redeem, guests should call 407-939-7818 by January 31, 2018, between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 11:00 p.m. or email [email protected].

New dining reservations are not available through Monday, and Disney will not be enforcing dining cancelation policies through that day. The Disney Reservation Center is also closed through Monday.  

Irma weakened to a tropical storm early Monday after hitting the Florida Keys and moving up Floridas west coast on Sunday, causing widespread flooding and high winds. The storm is set to move near the northwestern coast of the Florida Peninsula Monday morning, cross the eastern Florida Panhandle into southern Georgia this afternoon and move through southwestern Georgia and eastern Alabama tonight and Tuesday.

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