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Hurricane Irma Affects Parks and ResortsHurricane Irma Affects Parks and Resorts
September 13, 2017
Hurricane Irma went through the Walt Disney World area on September 10 as a strong Category 2 hurricane. All theme parks, water parks, Disney Springs, and some resorts were closed on September 10 and 11. All theme parks and Disney Springs re-opened on Tuesday, September 12, though not all attractions and entertainment may be available. Big shout out to the First Responders and Utility works. Huge shout out to the cast members who worked during the Hurricane Irma ride-out and for making the resort guests as comfortable and entertained as possible. These are the official Disney links for Hurricane Irma updates: Disney's IRMA Updates | Disney Vacation Club IRMA Updates | Disney Cruise Line Updates

Anecdotal reports on Twitter indicate overall the resorts fared well but did sustain fallen trees and some flooding. Reports this morning indicate some rides are closed while any potential damage is assessed.

Walt Disney World/MyDisneyExperience/Park and Resort Notices are reporting the status of other areas as follows:

-- The Jungle Cruise, in the Magic Kingdom, is closed until further notice.

-- Kilimanjaro Safaris and Kali River Rapids, in Animal Kingdom, are temporarily closed.

-- Blizzard Beach and Typhoon Lagoon will reopen later this week.

-- Fort Wilderness Campground remains closed until further notice. With this extended closure, Hoop-de-Doo Revue and Mickey's Backyard BBQ remain closed.

-- Epcot Resort Friendship boats are currently not operating. There is bus or foot transportation.

-- All September 12 shows at The Hoop Dee Doo Musical Revue and Mickey's Backyard BBQ will be canceled. Existing reservations will be automatically canceled and refunded.

-- The Treehouse Villas are scheduled to re-open on Thursday, September 14.

-- Disney's Vero Beach Resort is expected to open on Thursday, September 14.

-- Disney's Hilton Head Resort remains closed.