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Florida theme parks staying open as hurricane approaches


It cost Walt Disney World $40 million to close for a day and a half last October when Hurricane Matthew was heading toward Central Florida.

The new area will include several new dining experiences, including the new BaseLine TapHouse.

We recommend Mickey Vacations by Academy Travel, a Disney Platinum Earmarked agency.

In general, The Walt Disney World Resort doesn't allow guests to change or cancel their planned visits for a hurricane unless there is an active National Hurricane Center warning for the Orlando area, according to The Orlando Sentinel.

The Saturday, 9/9 Fantasmic! and Star Wars: A Galactic Spectacular performances are canceled.

PREVIOUSLY, FRIDAY PM: "The Most Magical Place on Earth" happens to be in the path of the Biggest Storm on Earth - and Mother Nature has won this round.

LEGOLAND Florida: LEGOLAND Florida theme park and LEGOLAND Florida Waterpark will be closed Sept 9 - 11.

Hollywood Studios, which will close at 7 p.m.

This is only the fifth time since 1971 that Disney World has opted to shut down.

When evacuations began and the park was closed, the concierge, Erin McDowell, chose to write the children a letter to explain the delay of their vacation. While it will be held tonight, the event will be cancelled on Saturday night and Sunday morning.

Guests with tickets for Saturday are welcome to attend Friday's event instead of exchanging their tickets.

Disney World in Orlando will close its doors early on Saturday and it will remain closed through Monday. Aquatica Orlando will be closed Saturday - Monday.

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