Guests share photos of damage to Disney World

Emilio Banks
September 13, 2017

A Disney spokesperson has confirmed to INSIDER Disney World's four theme parks and Disney Springs will reopen Tuesday, September 12.

Disney World has reopened Tuesday, Sept. 12, after Hurricane Irma passed over Florida.

In Orlando, Walt Disney has not only its amusement parks, which include the Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Animal Kingdom and Hollywood Studios, but also more than 25 resort hotel to house vacationers.

While hurricanes have never affected California's Disneyland, several other events have led to the closure of Disney's first theme park-including an natural disaster, the assassination of John F. Kennedy, and the September 11 terrorist attacks-though all still only saw the park shut down for a day.

Disney World closed for the weekend because of the hurricane, but many guests remained huddled in their hotels and resorts.

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As a resort that draws around 50,000 visitors a day, shutting down for a couple of days was no doubt a decision Disney World didn't take lightly.

Universal Studios, Universal's Islands of Adventure and Universal's Volcano Bay will reopen Tuesday at 9 a.m.

Disney World parking areas had served as a staging ground for electrical fix crews and utility trucks coming to help restore power to the region. "Water Parks will remain closed tomorrow and will reopen later this week". "Our destination saw relatively minor damage overnight involving fences, trees, signage and building facades", the website read.

SeaWorld Orlando and Aquatica Orlando planned to stay closed Tuesday "to allow for additional debris clean-up from Hurricane Irma", but will open Wednesday, according to Sea World's blog. No word from either park on when they expect to be open.

Other reports by TheSundaySentinel

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