Disney reopens today following Hurricane Ian

Universal Orlando also announced a phased opening; SeaWorld Orlando remains closed.

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Theme park enthusiasts rejoice: Disney has reopened.

Walt Disney World announced its theme parks will reopen today at the following times

Magic Kingdom Park
10 a.m. Friday, Sept. 30. Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party will be offered as scheduled and is sold out at this time.

11 a.m. Friday, Sept. 30

Disney’s Hollywood Studios 
Noon Friday, Sept. 30

Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park 
1 p.m. Friday, Sept. 30

Fantasia Gardens Miniature Golf also will reopen at 3 p.m. Friday, Sept. 30

ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex will be open from 5 to 8 p.m. for scheduled events.

Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon water park is closed temporarily with a planned reopening Sunday, Oct. 2. Winter Summerland Miniature Golf and Fairways Miniature Golf will remain closed temporarily at this time. Disney’s Blizzard Beach water park is currently closed for the season.

Partially used multi-day theme park tickets with a validity window impacted by closure due to Hurricane Ian will be automatically extended to allow use of the remaining unused ticket days through Sept. 30, 2023. To enter a park, both a park reservation and valid ticket for the same park on the same date are required.

Universal Orlando also a phased opening for hotel guests only Friday, Sept. 30.

SeaWorld Orlando officials said the park remains closed today. All date-intended tickets for Sept. 28, 29 and 30 have been extended through Dec. 31.




Michael Eng

As a child, Editor and Publisher Michael Eng collected front pages of the Kansas City Star during Operation Desert Storm, so it was a foregone conclusion that he would pursue a career in journalism. He holds a journalism degree from the University of Missouri — Columbia School of Journalism. When he’s not working, you can find him spending time with his wife and three children, or playing drums around town. He’s also a sucker for dad jokes.

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