Riding out Hurricane Irma at Disney World

Posted September 13, 2017

The park will reopen Tuesday September 12 with their normal advertised operating hours of 9am -7pm.

Walt Disney World in Orlando reopened its doors Tuesday, welcoming tourists and locals still without power and air conditioning two days after Hurricane Irma battered Florida.

By the looks of it, there was no major damage done to the theme parks or resorts, but there is plenty of minimal damage (overturned trees, broken signs, strewn lawn chairs, and scattered branches and leaves) - leaving a large clean-up operation. Hurricane Matthew also forced Disney to close the gates in October 2016.

Most of Disney World has reopened after Hurricane Irma, but what can visitors expect to see?

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The city of Orlando is under curfew until 6 p.m. Monday, reported CNN. "Our destination saw relatively minor damage overnight involving fences, trees, signage and building facades", the website read. SeaWorld and Aquatica are planning to open on Wednesday. The park has not announced a reopening of its Discovery Cove. Lucky guests at the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin may have even caught a glimpse of a special celebrity guest, "Frozen" star Kristen Bell, who has been staying at the hotel and took the time to offer support and entertainment to senior home residents sheltered at the hotel.

The theme parks were shut down on Sunday as former Hurricane Irma was approaching the Orlando area.

Elsewhere in Magic Kingdom, The Walt Disney World railroad is closed, due to lots of debris on the track, along with Tom Sawyer's Island...but it's okay if you didn't want to go to Tom Sawyer's Island in the first place.