Orlando Theme Parks Reopening Tomorrow, Tuesday, September 12

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Following the terrifying passage of hurricane Irma over the past few days, many of the Orlando area theme parks are reopening to guests beginning Tuesday, September 12.


Walt Disney World

  • Magic Kingdom:
    • Open to all guests from 9am-7pm
    • An Extra Magic Hour for Disney hotel guests will be from 8am-9am
    • Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party is from 7pm-midnight
  • Epcot
    • Open to all guests from 9am-9pm
    • Extra Magic Hours for Disney hotel guests will be from 9pm-11pm
  • Disney’s Hollywood Studios
    • Open to all guests from 9am-9pm
  • Disney’s Animal Kingdom
    • Open to all guests from 9am-9pm
  • Disney Springs
    • Open from 10am-midnight
  • Water parks will remain CLOSED until further notice
  • Disney World Resort Hotels
    • Fort Wilderness Campground will remain CLOSED on Tuesday and all Hoop Dee Doo Musical Revue and Mickey’s Backyard BBQ shows are CANCELLED for Tuesday, September 12.
    • Saratoga Springs Treehouse Villas will reopen Thursday, September 14.
    • All other resort hotels are operational beginning Tuesday, September 12.
    • Guests requiring assistance due to canceled Night of Joy on Sept. 9, 2017 or Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party on Sept. 10, 2017 should call (407) 939-7818 by Jan. 31, 2018 between the hours of 7:00 AM and 11:00 PM., or email Ticket.Inquiries@DisneyWorld.com.

Universal Orlando

  • All Universal parks–Universal Studios Florida, Islands of Adventure, and Volcano Bay–will open as scheduled at 9am.

SeaWorld Orlando

  • The news out of SeaWorld has all been good but they will remain CLOSED on Tuesday to clean up debris.

Legoland Florida

  • Legoland is still without power and is not expected to open Tuesday

Brian McNichols

In addition to blogging, I also do some analyzin' here at Touring Plans. I am a travel nut, planning nut, Disney nut, wall nut. Husband of 1, father of 2. Hilariously funny in my own mind. Find me on Twitter @YesThatBrian if you like really dumb jokes.

15 thoughts on “Orlando Theme Parks Reopening Tomorrow, Tuesday, September 12

  • September 11, 2017 at 4:23 pm

    Any word on if Fort wilderness will be open?

    • September 11, 2017 at 6:10 pm

      This is the current alert on their website: “Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground is currently closed due to Hurricane Irma. Please continue to check back for updates.”

      • September 11, 2017 at 8:11 pm

        I received this announcement: All Disney Resorts will begin normal operation Sept. 12, 2017 with the exception of Disney’s Fort Wilderness Campground and Disney’s Saratoga Springs Treehouse Villas. Disney’s Fort Wilderness Campground will remain closed at this time while assessments to the property are completed. To allow Disney’s Fort Wilderness to prepare the property after Hurricane Irma, all shows at The Hoop Dee Doo Musical Revue and Mickey’s Backyard BBQ will be cancelled Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2017. Any existing reservations will be automatically cancelled and refunded.

    • September 11, 2017 at 7:15 pm

      Fort Wilderness will remain closed Tuesday and Hoop Dee Doo and Mickey BBQ are cancelled Tuesday. We don’t know anything other than that right now.

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  • September 11, 2017 at 6:06 pm

    From the SeaWorld Website – SeaWorld Orlando, Aquatica Orlando and Discovery Cove will remain closed on Tuesday, September 12 to allow for additional debris clean-up from Hurricane Irma.

    We expect SeaWorld Orlando and Aquatica Orlando to reopen on Wednesday, September 13. Stay tuned for updates on Discovery Cove. For all parks, guests are encouraged to check our websites and follow our social media channels for more updates. Source: https://seaworld.com/orlando/blog/hurricane-irma/

    • September 11, 2017 at 7:14 pm

      Thank you, the post has been updated

      • September 11, 2017 at 10:46 pm

        Thank you.

  • September 12, 2017 at 8:43 am

    I haven’t seen anything on refunds or comps for guests who were at the resorts but couldn’t use their theme park tickets because of the storm. I’ve only seen info on refunding oImage may contain: one or more people, people standing and indoorur transferring reservations for guests who had not yet arrived for their vacation.

    • September 12, 2017 at 8:48 am

      Sorry, google added some jibberish in there. I was saying I’ve only seen compensation being offered for guests who had not yet arrived for their vacation, nothing for guests who were already here (specifically regarding theme park tickets). We had a six day ticket but could only use four of those days because the parks were closed.

  • September 12, 2017 at 2:26 pm

    When will you be updating your crowd calendar? Said you would do so within the next 24 hours – that was yesterday morning. Or maybe I missed a post about it?

    • September 12, 2017 at 8:34 pm

      Or maybe, less than a full day after a major statewide natural disaster where millions in Florida alone are without power, potable water or even able to return home yet we could cut a theme park info website a tiny bit of slack and at least pretend to care if its employees and their families are safe before fine-tuning our vacations to an oasis in the middle of a disaster zone.

      Just a thought.

  • September 12, 2017 at 8:43 pm

    clearly you don’t have a vacation planned there this week. of course the safety of the staff and residents are important and i didn’t suggest otherwise. just looking for information. find something better to do with your time than criticizing others.

    • September 13, 2017 at 6:39 am

      Thank you for proving my point.

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