Walt Disney World, Universal to close Florida parks


Cinderella Castle in Walt Disney Entire world. Roberto Machado Noa […]

Cinderella Castle in Walt Disney Entire world.

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As Hurricane Ian nears the west coastline of Florida, the Walt Disney Company and Comcast’s Common Studios are preparing to shut their Orlando-centered theme parks for at the very least two days.

Disney introduced Tuesday that Animal Kingdom, Hollywood Studios, Epcot and Magic Kingdom would be shuttered Wednesday and Thursday. According to the National Hurricane Center, the storm is headed towards Tampa and will probable move more than central Florida, exactly where the Disney and Common parks are found.

Already, Disney has moved attendees lodging at its exterior vacation resort areas, these as the campground at Fort Wilderness and treehouse villas at Saratoga Springs, to inside rooms at its other resorts. In addition, the firm has canceled Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser “voyages” set to depart Tuesday and Thursday owing to prospective impacts on visitor encounters.

The firm has also explained it will not enforce cancellation procedures for in-park ordeals such as Savi’s Workshop in Galaxy’s Edge in Hollywood Studios or the Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique at Magic Kingdom.

Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon drinking water park will also be closed Wednesday and Thursday and its Blizzard Beach front spot is already shut.

This is not the initially time in Walt Disney World’s 50-year background that it has closed thanks to hurricanes. Most not too long ago, in September 2019, the parks briefly closed because of to the forecast route of Hurricane Dorian. The park reopened a day later when Dorian’s route shifted.

Common will close its CityWalk on Wednesday and Thursday, with the expectation of reopening Friday, if ailments permit. Its inns are at total capability and will stay operational for friends. The corporation canceled its Halloween Horror Evenings gatherings on Wednesday and Thursday, as nicely.

Disclosure: Comcast is the parent corporation of NBCUniversal and CNBC.

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