Disney World in Orlando to reopen Tuesday after escaping Irma mostly unscathed

12 September, 2017, 01:14 | Author: Christian Benson
  • Hurricane Irma forces Disney World to close for the 5th time in the park's history

Disney resort hotels remained open during Irma, but the parks were closed Sunday and Monday. But, Hurricane Irma's worst case scenario did not play out, and that is giving investors reason to buy back into these companies following the dip ahead of Hurricane Irma's landfall.

Disney World plans to reopen its gates on Tuesday (Sept. 12), according to its website.

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The city, located on Florida's west coast, was hit by Irma around 5 p.m., and parts of the town are facing significant flooding.

He says many guests at the resort are feeling anxious and Disney staff is facing long lineups at every turn, including booking rooms. Disney World did not immediately return comment to USA TODAY.

Disney World comprises four main parks: Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Animal Kingdom and Hollywood Studios.

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All of these popular attractions are just south of Orlando, with Universal Orlando Resort, which includes The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, and SeaWorld Orlando just northeast of Disney.

"We are beginning an initial assessment of our property", a Disney World spokeswoman told the Los Angeles Times on Monday morning. "All facilities have electricity and personnel and animals are safe (there and at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay)".

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