wdw reopens after hurricane irma

Walt Disney World has announced that the parks will be open on September 12, 2017! Here are the hours posted:

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Magic Kingdom will be open from 9:00am to 7:00pm, with Extra Magic Hours in the morning from 8:00am to 9:00am.

Epcot will be open from 9:00am to 9:00pm, with Extra Magic Hours in the evening from 9:00pm to 11:00pm.

Hollywood Studios will be open from 9:00am to 9:00pm. There are no Extra Magic Hours for Hollywood Studios tomorrow.

Animal Kingdom will be open from 9:00am to 9:00pm. There are no Extra Magic Hours for Animal Kingdom tomorrow.

Typhoon Lagoon and Blizzard Beach will be closed.

Disney Springs will be open as usual, from 10:00am to 12:00am.

I have been reading multiple accounts of storm damage around the property. There are a lot of tree or tree limbs down and scattered debris, but I have not really seen many reports of structural damage. I’ve read that there is some longhouse roof damage at the Polynesian Village Resort, and that the Port Orleans French Quarter main building is temporarily closed due to flooding, but overall I think that Disney weathered Hurricane Irma well.

Thank you to all of the Cast Members who made a very scary and intense time not so scary for the guests. I’ve seen pictures posted of characters sitting or playing with children in the resorts, and videos of dance parties. No one wishes to deal with a hurricane but I for one am pleased to know that Disney knows how to handle it when one comes through.

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