SeaWorld, Busch Gardens close due to Hurricane Irma

Aquatica, Discovery Cove also closing

By Daniel Dahm - Digital Manager

Kyara, Takara

ORLANDO, Fla. - Hurricane Irma has prompted officials to close SeaWorld Orlando, Busch Gardens Tampa Bay and other attractions.

SeaWorld Orlando and Busch Gardens Tampa Bay will close by 5 p.m. Saturday. Both parks will remain closed through Monday.

Aquatica Orlando and Adventure Island will be closed Saturday through Monday. Discovery Cove will be closed Sunday and Monday.

"We have comprehensive weather preparedness plans, and security and zoological staff will remain on property in secure locations as we monitor the storm," park officials said. "We’re also providing support and temporary housing for animals from other zoological facilities in coastal areas expected to have greater impact."

The parks are rescheduling or refunding any vacation package or individual park tickets booked through SeaWorld Vacations, Busch Gardens Vacations, DiscoveryCove.com, SeaWorld.com, BuschGardens.com or the contact center.

The parks will not apply any cancellation or change fees for this service.

Disney World officials also announced the resort parks would close early Saturday and remain closed through Monday.

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