Hurricane Irma Shuts Down Disney World, Universal, Sea World, Other Orlando Theme Parks for Multiple Days

HONG KONG - SEPTEMBER 1: (EDITORIAL USE ONLY) In this handout photo provided by Disney, Mickey and Minnie Mouse are seen in front of the Sleeping Beauty Castle at the new Disneyland Park on September 1, 2005 in Hong Kong. The new theme park and vacation resort will officially open September 12. (Photo by Mark Ashman/Disney via Getty Images)

Hurricane Irma is about to make landfall and Florida is preparing for the worst. On Friday, Disney, Universal Orlando, Sea World and many other Orlando themes parks announced plans to shut down for multiple days to ensure tourists and employees are kept out of harm’s way.

According to Orlando Setinel, Disney’s Hollywood Studios, Disney’s Animal Kingdom, Magic Kingdom, and Epcot theme parks all closed Friday evening. While Disney World, Sea World and Universal Orlando will shut its doors Saturday afternoon. They will remain closed at least until Tuesday.

After dealing with several hurricanes over the years and seeing what Hurricane Harvey did to Texas, Florida officials are taking no chances. Thousands have already evacuated and are seeking shelter in safer areas. Let’s all pray for minimal damage and a speedy recovery back to the norm for all of our fellow Americans in Florida. And let’s hope for quick and necessary action from all of our leaders and agencies to ensure those who are affected are taken care of graciously.

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