Walt Disney World Theme Parks Closed September 10th and 11th Due To Hurricane Irma


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Walt Disney World theme parks, Disney Springs, ESPN Wide World of Sports and the two Water Parks will be closed on Sunday and Monday, the 10th and 11th of September, and will reopen on Tuesday the 12th due to Hurricane Irma. This isn’t the first time that Walt Disney World has had to close due to a hurricane.

Last year, Hurricane Matthew closed the Walt Disney World theme parks, as have other hurricanes in the past.

Nighttime spectaculars in all four theme parks (Rivers of Light, Fantasmic!, Star Wars: A Galactic Spectacular, Illuminations: Reflections of Earth, and the Happily Ever After fireworks) have also been cancelled this Saturday, September 9th due to the storm.

Here is the full list of operational changes according to Disney:

  • Disney’s Blizzard Beach: Closed as of Friday, September 8 – Monday, September 11
  • Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon: Closing early Saturday, September 9 – at 5 PM – Monday, September 11
  • ESPN Wide World of Sports: Closed early on Saturday 9 – Monday, September 11
  • Disney’s Animal Kingdom: Closing early on Saturday, September 9 at 7 PM – Monday September 11
    • The Saturday, September 9 Rivers of Light performance is canceled.
  • Disney’s Hollywood Studios: Closing early on Saturday, September 9 at 7 PM – Monday, September 11
    • The Saturday, September 9 Fantasmic! And Star Wars: A Galatic Spectacular performances are canceled.
  • Epcot: Closing early on Saturday, September 9 at 9 PM – Monday, September 11
    • The Saturday, September 9 Illuminations Reflections of Earth performance is canceled
  • Magic Kingdom: Closing early on Saturday, September 9 at 9 PM
    • The Saturday September 9 Happily Ever After fireworks performance is canceled.
  • Disney Springs: Closing early on Saturday, September 9 at 9 PM – Monday September 11

This is all the information we have on the closure of the Walt Disney World theme parks at this time, but we will update this story if and when we find out more details.

Credit: Disney





*The information contained in this article represents the opinion of the author, and not necessarily the opinion of the DIS.

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