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Hurricane Ian Has Forced The Closure Of EVERY Central Florida Theme Park

What a difference a day makes, yesterday as Hurricane Ian was causing Florida residents to cast a nervous eye on the projected path of the major storm, Orlando Theme Parks were still very much projecting a keep calm and carry on public persona.


Fast forward 24 hours and with Hurricane Ian now a major Category 3 storm and The National Hurricane Center forecasting that the storm could possibly be ripping through the heart of Central Florida in a matter of days, every theme park in Orlando and Central Florida have now announced their closure ahead of Hurricane Ian's arrival.


Now as the darkening storm clouds gather over the sparkling turrets of Cinderellas Castle, we nervously wait to see if Hurricane Ian is planning a fall vacation to Orlando!




Here is the full details of closures announced by Walt Disney World, Universal Orlando, SeaWorld Orlando, LEGOLAND Florida, and Busch Gardens Tampa.


Walt Disney World Resort

Magic Kingdom, EPCOT, Hollywood Studios, Animal kingdom, and Disney Springs will be closed September 28th and 29th.


Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon will close Wednesday, September 28 and Thursday, September 29.


The Winter Summerland Miniature Golf and Fantasia Gardens Miniature Golf will close Wednesday, September 28 and Thursday, September 29.


The Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser immersive hotel experience will be closed through September 30th.


Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort and Campgrounds, Copper Creek Cabins at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge, Treehouse Villas at Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa and the Bungalows at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort will temporarily close Wednesday, September 28 through Friday, September 30.


Guests in these accommodations will be contacted by Disney for different lodging.



Universal Orlando Resort

Universal Orlando Resort, including Universal Studios Florida, Universal's Islands Of Adventure and CityWalk, will close on Wednesday, Sept. 28.


The resort will remain closed on Thursday with an anticipated reopening on Friday, Sept. 30 as conditions permit.


Halloween Horror Nights is now canceled Wednesday, Sept. 28 and Thursday, Sept. 29.



SeaWorld Orlando

SeaWorld Orlando will be closed Wednesday, September 28 and Thursday, September 29.

Aquatica wil be closed on Wednesday, September 28 and Thursday, September 29.


Discovery Cove will be closed on Wednesday, September 28 and Thursday, September 29.



Busch Gardens Tampa Bay

Busch Gardens Tampa Bay will be closed on Tuesday, September 27, Wednesday, September 28 and Thursday, September 29.



LEGOLAND Florida

LEGOLAND Florida will be closed Wednesday, September 28 and Thursday, September 29.

The Resort Hotels will remain open to guests with existing reservations.



Peppa Pig Theme Park

Peppa Pig Theme Park will close at 5pm on Tuesday, September 27.



Attractions

It's expected that most if not all Central Florida attractions will be closed in the next few days, listed here is the attractions that have already made announcements.


Kennedy Space Center

The visitor complex will be closed Thursday, September 29 and will re-open when it is safe to do so.


ICON Park

The Wheel at ICON Park and Carousel on The Promenade will be closed tomorrow, Wednesday, 28 September 2022, until further notice.


Wild Florida

Wild Florida will be closed Wednesday, September 28 until further notice.


Zoo Tampa

ZooTampa will be closed Tuesday, September 27 through Thursday, September 29.


Museum Of Science & Industry, Tampa Bay

MOSI will be closed beginning Tuesday, September 27 through Thursday, September 29.


Clearwater Marine Aquarium

The Clearwater Marine Aquarium will be closed Tuesday, September 27 through Thursday, September 29.


Orlando Tree Trek

Orlando Tree Trek Adventure Park will be closed Wednesday, Sept. 28, and Thursday, Sept. 29.



For live updates as Hurricane Ian continues its path towards Central Florida please check out our LIVE UPDATES news page.


We will be updating you with all the latest theme park and amusement park updates throughout the storm.

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