Update on Orlando area theme parks and airports after Hurricane Irma

Now Hurricane Irma has passed over central Florida the damage caused can be assessed: the theme parks (Walt Disney World, Universal Orlando and SeaWorld Orlando) are still closed but are expecting to open tomorrow, September 12th. Here’s what is known so far from the theme parks and airports.

Orlando Airports – It is still not safe for damage assessment teams to venture out to begin the recovery process. Once the teams have been out it will become more clear when the airports will re-open.

Walt Disney World – Some small amount is known about the theme parks right now: Magic Kingdom entrance there seems to be no major damage, a few tree branches down and some landscaping will need repairing.

Disney Resorts – Guests are still under a curfew but many are now venturing outside their rooms. Some damage to buildings has been reported at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort and some trees have been brought down in the strong winds. Port Orleans Riverside and French Quarter has some trees are down and branches covering paths but no major damage. The video below (from Get Binky) shows how Port Orleans Riverside looked this morning.

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