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Disney and Universal to Close for Hurricane

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Walt Disney World is closing its theme parks in phases for Tropical Storm Nicole beginning Wednesday, and the resort was closing some inns Wednesday afternoon forward of the storm’s native arrival.

Shortly after Disney’s announcement, Common Orlando mentioned it might shut its theme parks and CityWalk leisure district Wednesday night as a result of storm.

SeaWorld adopted quickly after, saying it might additionally shut Wednesday afternoon and stay shuttered till Friday.

Disney’s theme parks have been set to shut at 5 p.m. Wednesday and stay shut down via Thursday morning, the resort mentioned in an replace simply earlier than midday. The parks will “probably not reopen” at their scheduled occasions Thursday morning, in keeping with a submit on the resort’s inclement climate website.

Disney’s Animal Kingdom was closing at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Disney’s Hollywood Studios at 6 p.m. and Magic Kingdom and Epcot at 7 p.m.

The resort additionally closed its Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground and the Treehouse Villas at Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort Wednesday afternoon and required all visitors to depart by 3 p.m. Disney representatives are contacting visitors with reservations at these resorts to search out them lodging elsewhere.

No different inns are affected by closures to date. Resort inns with character breakfasts is not going to embody costumed characters Thursday morning so the inns can accommodate further visitors for breakfast, the replace mentioned.

The resort is honoring current eating reservations for Wednesday night at Disney’s theme parks via varied occasions, relying on the closing time for every particular person park. Additional reservation particulars can be found at disneyworld.com/climate.

Disney Springs additionally was closing at 7 p.m. Wednesday and can equally keep closed via Thursday morning. Resort bus transportation from the buying district was set to run till 8 p.m. Wednesday.

Disney’s Storm Lagoon water park and the Winter Summerland and Fantasia mini golf programs may even be closed Thursday.

Common’s theme park and CityWalk closures have been to start out at 5 p.m. Wednesday. The resort’s Volcano Bay water park was already closed Wednesday.

All of Common’s inns are presently working as regular to concentrate on their visitors, in keeping with the resort.

Common will reopen Thursday, probably with a delay, as officers assess the storm’s affect.

Additional particulars are posted on Common’s extreme climate web site.

*Sourced from OrlandoSentinal.com

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