While the storm has definitely caused extensive damage along the coast, the area surrounding the theme parks has not been impacted as much. For this reason, all Walt Disney World Resort theme parks, Disney Springs, ESPN Wide World of Sports, water parks, mini golf courses, Universal Orlando, SeaWorld Parks, and LEGOLAND Florida will resume normal operations on October 8.
- Epcot: 8 a.m.-10 p.m. (the park was originally scheduled to open at 9 a.m.);
- Disney’s Hollywood Studios: 8 a.m.-8 p.m. (the park was originally scheduled to open at 9 a.m.);
- Disney’s Animal Kingdom: 7-8 a.m. EMH, 8 a.m.-8:30 p.m. (originally scheduled to open at 9).
- SeaWorld Orlando: 12 p.m.-7 p.m. (the park was originally scheduled to open at 9 a.m.);
- Aquatica Orlando: 12 p.m.-5 p.m. (the park was originally scheduled to open at 10 a.m.);
- Magic Kingdom Park: 8 a.m.-midnight
- Disney Springs: 10 a.m.-midnight
- Disney’s Blizzard Beach Water Park: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
- Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon Water Park: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
- Disney's Miniature Golf Courses: 10 a.m.-11 p.m.
- ESPN Wide World of Sports: 6:45 a.m.-3:30 p.m. (no events are scheduled)
- Universal Studios Florida: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
- Universal's Islands of Adventure: 9 a.m.-8 p.m.
- Wet 'n Wild Orlando: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
- LEGOLAND Florida: 10 a.m.-8 p.m.
- LEGOLAND's Water Park: 10:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
The media and politicians were basically screaming at everyone to evacuate and once again, the storm was a bust. Mark it on your calendars people...the next hurricane will have massive casualties because no one will leave when the "real deal" comes knocking. The media cries wolf for ratings, then they wonder why no one listens to them. Go figure...