Disney, Universal announce park hours for Wednesday

Hurricane Dorian lashes Central Florida with wind, rain

By Emilee Speck - Digital journalist

Photo Courtesy of Universal Studios

ORLANDO, Fla. - Orlando-area theme parks are modifying their hours as Hurricane Dorian moves at a crawl up Florida's eastern coast.

The following theme parks have announced closures or changes in their operating hours.

Walt Disney World

Walt Disney World modified its schedule for Tuesday, closing parks early ahead of deteriorating weather conditions in Central Florida. Click here for updates on Disney parks during the storm.

Magic Kingdom 8 a.m.- 3 p.m.
Epcot 7 a.m.- 7 p.m.
Hollywood Studios 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Animal Kingdom 8 a.m.- 2 p.m.
Disney Springs 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.
ESPN Wide World of Sports: Closed
Blizzard Beach Water park: Closed
Typhoon Lagoon Water Park 10 a.m.- 3 p.m.
Summerland Miniature Golf 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Fantasia Gardens Miniature Golf 10 a.m. -3 p.m.

Disney parks will have the following hours on Wednesday:

Magic Kingdom Park: 8 a.m. - 10 p.m. (open for Extra Magic Hours from 10 p.m. to midnight)
Epcot: 9 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Disney's Hollywood Studios: 9 a.m. - 10 p.m.
Disney's Animal Kingdom: 8 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Disney Springs: 10 a.m. - midnight
Disney's Blizzard Beach Water Park: Closed
Disney's Typhoon Lagoon Water Park: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Winter Summerland Miniature Golf: 10 a.m. - 10 p.m.
Fantasia Gardens Miniature Golf: 10 a.m. - 10 p.m.

SeaWorld Orlando

SeaWorld Orlando, Aquatica and Discovery Cove will be closed Tuesday.

The park will open at 11 a.m. on Wednesday. 

Universal Orlando

Universal's Volcano Bay Water Park was closed Tuesday, but all Universal Orlando Resort theme parks and CityWalk opened as regularly scheduled on Wednesday.

It's rare for theme parks to close, however, in 2016 Hurricane Matthew and Irma, in 2017, prompted several Central Florida theme parks and attractions to close.

Back to back 2004 storms, Hurricane Frances and Jeanne closed Disney World for two days. Hurricane Floyd also caused the theme parks to shutter its gates on Sept. 15, 1999.

Check back for updates as these announcements are subject to change with Dorian's path.

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