Hurricane Irma Impacts Orlando-Area Theme Parks


Our thoughts and prayers are with all those impacted by Hurricane Irma.Hurricane Irma

Orlando International Airport All commercial operations at MCO will cease Saturday, September 9th, with a last departure at 5 p.m. Please check with your airline directly about your upcoming departure flight. Follow the airport’s Twitter account for regular updates.
UPDATE: MCO continues to be closed and all Florida airports are currently assessing damages

  • Walt Disney World Parks
  • UPDATE Disney parks and Disney Springs will be open September 12th, water parks remain closed.
    Magic Kingdom: Closing on Saturday at 9 p.m. through Monday, September 11th.
    The Saturday, September 9th Happily Ever After fireworks performance is canceled.
    Epcot: Closing on Saturday, at 9 p.m. through Monday, September 11th. The Saturday, September 9th Illuminations Reflections of Earth performance is canceled.
    Disney’s Animal Kingdom: Closing on Saturday, at 7 p.m. through Monday, September 11th. The Saturday, September 9th Rivers of Light performance is canceled.
    Disney’s Hollywood Studios: Closing on Saturday at 7 p.m. through Monday, September 11th. The Saturday, September 9th Fantasmic! and Star Wars: A Galactic Spectacular performances are canceled.
    Disney’s Blizzard Beach water park closed Friday, September 8th through Monday, September 11th.
    Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon Closing Saturday as of 5 p.m. through Monday, September 11th.
  • Disney Springs is closing at 9 p.m. on Saturday through Monday, September 11th.
    For details, updates, and cancelation policy visit Disney’s information on Hurricane Irma Information page.
  • Fort Wilderness Campground and Treehouse Villas at Disney’s Saratoga Springs will be closing as of Saturday afternoon. Guests have the option to stay at another on-property resort.
  • ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex Closed Saturday through Monday September 11. The Night of Joy performances for Saturday, September 9th, have been canceled. The Friday night performances will take place as scheduled. Guests with tickets for Saturday can attend Friday’s event instead. Exchange your tickets at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Box Office as of 4 p.m. on Friday. A full refund for both event nights is also offered; call (407) 939-7818.
  • Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party (Magic Kingdom) The Sunday, September 10th, party is canceled. If you have a ticket for this party, you may exchange it for another Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party. Other options are:
    – A ticket to Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party
    – A one-day Magic Your Way park ticket with park hopper option, to be used within the next two years
    – A full refund for the event ticket
    Call 407-939-7818 to exchange your ticket.
  • Disney Springs: Aerophile balloon is grounded and deflated until further notice.
  • Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort: The Spirit of Aloha Dinner Show has been cancelled for Saturday night.
  • Disney’s Vero Beach Resort and Disney’s Hilton Head Resort are closed. Check for Hurricane Irma updates here.
  • The Disney Cruise Line has made adjustments to some itineraries and canceled three cruises. Call DCL at 800-951-3532. You can also follow DCL on Twitter.  The ports of St. Maarten, St. John, and Tortola have seen severe damage. We have no news about damage to Nassau and Castaway Cay. Disney may dock at an alternate port or add days at sea to future cruises. UPDATE: Today’s Disney Dream cruise is cancelled. The Dream is scheduled to sail again on September 15th, the Disney Fantasy on September 16th.  Both ships are currently docked in Cozumel, Mexico. The Magic is in Europe and the Wonder in Alaska. Check the Disney Cruise Line blog here for more details and changes.
  • Universal Orlando Both parks, CityWalk, and Volcano Bay closed Sunday and Monday. The Saturday Rock the Universe Concert and Sunday morning worship service have been canceled. Guests with tickets to the Rock the Universe Concert are welcome to attend the Friday night concert that will take place as scheduled. More updates here.
  • SeaWorld and Discovery Cove are currently planning to close by 5 p.m. on Saturday, September 9th, pending further updates as they monitor the storm. Both parks will remain closed on Sunday and Monday. Here is a link to SeaWorld’s Hurricane Irma update page.
  • Aquatica Orlando and Adventure Island Tampa Bay will be closed Saturday, September 9th, through Monday, September 11th.
  • The Coca-Cola Orlando Eye is operating as usual on Friday but will be closed starting Saturday, September 9th, until after the storm has passed. All purchased tickets are valid for 30 days. Learn More
  • Fun Spot America (both locations) closed.
  • Gatorland has been busy preparing for the hurricane and will be closed Sunday and Monday.
  • Holy Land Experience is closed Saturday, Sunday and Monday
  • LEGOLAND UPDATE is closed, and announced on Twitter that they are assessing damage hoping to reopen Thursday, September 14th. Hurricane Irma updates can be found here.
  • Busch Gardens Tampa closed through Tuesday. Here is where you can find Busch Gardens updates.
  • Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex will be closed Friday, September 8th, through Tuesday, September 12th. Please check here for updates.
  • The Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens will be closed Saturday, Sunday, and Monday. At this time, they are unable to say when they will re-open, as that will depend on the extent of damage from the storm.

While the hurricane is impacting the vacations of many visitors, we want to give a shout out to all the cast members at all parks and venues and encourage guests to reach out to them. They are also worried about their loved ones. Know they are doing everything they can to make your stay magical under these difficult circumstances.

Useful Websites

  • Free Internet in Orlando Area In order to help first responders and residents stay connected during and after Hurricane Irma, Comcast has made all of their Florida Xfinity wifi hotspots free to the public from now until September 15th. Here’s where to find free internet service in the Orlando area.

We will update this page as more news becomes available. We will also do so via our Facebook and Twitter accounts.


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