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Walt Disney World Closes Parks Early, Keeps Resort Hotels Open Ahead of Irma

Walt Disney World Closes Parks Early, Keeps Resort Hotels Open Ahead of Irma Credits: John Lee / TAPinto.net
Walt Disney World Closes Parks Early, Keeps Resort Hotels Open Ahead of Irma Credits: John Lee /TAPinto.net

LAKE BUENA VISTA, FL - With Hurricane Irma predicted to make landfall in Florida this weekend Walt Disney World has announced the closure of theme parks and guest experiences for September 10 and 11. Resort hotels will remain open. 

Fort Wilderness Resort and Campground, along with the Saratoga Springs Tree Houses, closed Friday afternoon. Guests were accommodated at other Walt Disney World hotels. 

Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party for Sunday September 10 is cancelled. Guests with tickets are being given options of tickets to another Not So Scary Halloween Party, Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party, or a refund. 

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Dining cancellation policies wil not be in effect until Monday September 11. There is no need for a guest to cancel their dining reservation. Pre-paid dining and premium dining experiences are automatically being cancelled and refunded through September 11. 

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

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