SeaWorld Orlando, Aquatica Orlando, Discovery Cove and Busch Gardens Tampa Bay will also be closed to prepare for the effects of the storm.
ORLANDO, Fla. — As Hurricane Ian continues its path toward Florida, theme parks across Orlando are closing to prepare for the storm’s effects.
Walt Disney World and Universal Orlando Resort announced Tuesday that their theme parks and water parks will be closed on Wednesday, September 28th and Thursday, September 29th.
SeaWorld Orlando, Aquatica Orlando, Discovery Cove and Busch Gardens Tampa Bay will also be closed through Thursday to prepare for the effects of the storm.
Closures include Disney Springs and Universal CityWalk.
Universal said it expects to reopen on Friday, conditions permitting. Hotels are currently at capacity and will remain operational during the storm, the park added.
Disney said it will continue to provide updates and make decisions “for the safety of our cast and guests” while monitoring the approaching hurricane.
SeaWorld added that precautions were in place to ensure the safety of its animals during the storm.
RELATED: LIVE UPDATES: Pinellas County closes barrier islands from Tierra Verde to Dunedin Causeway
RELATED: A curfew to be imposed on Tampa residents ahead of Hurricane Ian’s impact
https://www.kvue.com/article/weather/hurricane/walt-disney-world-closed-huricane-ian/67-6ee15587-4630-4435-b5bc-3e67df7a7adb Disney World and Universal are closing due to Hurricane Ian