Hurricane Irma: Disney, Universal Orlando reopen today, Busch Gardens opens Wednesday

TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) — Busch Gardens and several Orlando theme parks have plans to reopen, now that Hurricane Irma has moved out of the state.

The Walt Disney Co. said in a news release that its Disney World theme parks and Disney Springs will reopen on Tuesday and resume regular hours.

Its two water parks, however, will not reopen until later in the week.

Universal Orlando said Monday that all three of its parks will reopen at 9 a.m. Tuesday.

Universal said its facility suffered relatively minor damage to fences, trees and building facades.

Sea World said Monday that it is assessing damage and will announce its reopening plans later.

Busch Gardens Tampa Bay said all of its animals were safe after the storm.

Busch Gardens will remain closed Tuesday, September 12 to allow for final debris clean-up from Hurricane Irma and expects to reopen on Wednesday, September 13.

Adventure Island is currently operating on a weekends only schedule and a reopening date will be determined as the week progresses. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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