Hurricane Irma closes Orlando-area theme parks

All the popular theme parks in Central Florida have decided to close down due to Hurricane Irma.

Walt Disney World was the last to make it official, announcing the resort's four parks, water parks and other guest areas will be closed Sunday and Monday. officially closed.

Universal Orlando announced it will close at 7 p.m. on Saturday with the hope of reopening on Tuesday, Sept. 12.

The closure will include Universal Studios, Islands of Adventure, Volcano Bay and CityWalk.

Universal Orlando’s on-site hotels are currently at full capacity and will remain operational.

Rock the Universe will take place Friday night at Universal Studios Florida. The event, however, is canceled for Saturday night and Sunday morning. Saturday ticket-holders can attend the Friday event.

"We’re continuing to monitor Hurricane Irma and bringing you the latest information on how it will affect any planned visits to Universal Orlando Resort," the park said.

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.

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