Here's What Disney World Looks Like After Hurricane Irma

Erica Roy
September 13, 2017

According to CNBC, Walt Disney Company (NYSE:) is planning on opening on Tuesday while SeaWorld Entertainment Inc (NYSE:) issued a statement saying it would reopen its Orlando park Tuesday.

It's been a tough week for Florida, with flooding and damage throughout the keys and up to Jacksonville in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma, but the more central part of the state is in significantly better shape. Magic Kingdom Jungle Cruise will closed due to Irma cleanup.

Much of central Florida, including the Disney World area, suffered significant damage as Irma blew through Sunday night and into Monday morning. "We hope to resume normal operations on Tuesday, September 12".

According to data the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration provided, the Orlando Airport got about 9.42 inches of rainfall between Saturday and Monday morning.

Magic Kingdom Park and the Epcot Center both opened at 9 a.m.

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Special events like Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party will take place.

Universal was closed down ahead of Irma.

SeaWorld in Orlando reported it would be closed through Monday as well, indicated it was "providing support and temporary housing for animals form other zoological facilities in coastal areas expected to have greater impact".

INSIDER was told that while the parks experienced high winds and rain, they did not lose power throughout the duration of the storm. No word from either park on when they expect to be open. Stay tuned for updates on Discovery Cove.

The resort, which employs 73,000, was visited by 20 million people in 2016 making it the world's most popular theme park.

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