LIVE UPDATES: Theme Park watch as Hurricane Matthew approaches Orlando

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Hurricane Matthew

Hurricane Matthew is approaching the Central Florida area. Most of the attractions and all of the major theme parks will be closed as of 5 pm this evening and all day tomorrow. Disney Parks, Universal Orlando Resort, SeaWorld, LEGOLAND and many of the I-Drive attractions have announced that they will batten down the hatches and take all necessary measures to protect their guests. We will try to keep everyone informed about the latest park conditions and updates right here while the storm nears as we want everyone to remain safe through the rough weather conditions.

This article will constantly be updated with new information and pictures as time goes by so make sure you check back!

UNIVERSAL ORLANDO UPDATE: 1:19 pm

WALT DISNEY WORLD UPDATE: 1:05 pm

 

WALT DISNEY WORLD UPDATE: 10:48 pm

 

UNIVERSAL ORLANDO UPDATE: 5:21 pm

 

WALT DISNEY WORLD UPDATE: 5:12 pm

 

Well this is a first… #hurricanematthew2016   A photo posted by Brian Mahan (@bmahan84) on

WALT DISNEY WORLD UPDATE: 4:52 pm

The food court is closing at around 10-10:30 pm. They are selling boxed lunches for $12.99 and instructing guests that purchase them today, to save them for tomorrow as the food service will be closed then. Hurricane Matthew at WDW Hurricane Matthew at WDW Hurricane Matthew at WDW Port Orleans French Quarter resort at Walt Disney World. Thanks to Oni’s Blog for pics!

WALT DISNEY WORLD UPDATE: 4:02 pm

 

WALT DISNEY WORLD UPDATE: 3:47 pm

 

WALT DISNEY WORLD, BOARDWALK RESORT UPDATE: 2:55 pm

Hurricane Matthew at WDW - Boardwalk swimming pool view “All the sunbeds and chairs taken in from the pool we have been told to take our chairs in from our balcony.” Thanks to Leanne Middlewood for pic and information.

RAGLAN ROAD AT DISNEY SPRINGS UPDATE: 2:42 pm

 

WALT DISNEY WORLD UPDATE: 2:27 pm

 

 

SPRINKLES AT DISNEY SPRINGS UPDATE: 1:20 pm

 

WONDERWORKS UPDATE: 1:20 pm

 

GATORLAND UPDATE: 1:00 pm

 

 

WALT DISNEY WORLD UPDATE: 12:55 pm

 

DISNEY CRUISE LINE UPDATE: 12:50 pm

 

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Tropical Weather Update

October 6, 2016 – 8:00 a.m. Based on the projected path of Hurricane Matthew, as well as its expected impact on the Bahamas, Disney Cruise Line is making the following adjustments to itineraries: Disney Dream: The October 3 sailing of the Disney Dream is being extended by one day, as Port Canaveral will not be available for the ship’s scheduled arrival on Friday, October 7. We are now planning to disembark in Port Canaveral on Saturday, October 8, once the Coast Guard has determined that the port is safe for cruise ship operations. We are working with the guests onboard to assist them with their travel arrangements.   The October 7 sailing of the Disney Dream from Port Canaveral is being cancelled. Refunds will automatically be processed back to the original form of payment used for cruise bookings. Guests are invited to call us at 1-866-325-3905 or 407-566-7032 beginning Monday, Oct. 10, to book a future cruise at a discount.   Disney Magic: The October 7 sailing of the Disney Magic from New York is being changed to a Canadian itinerary, with plans to visit Sydney, Nova Scotia; Halifax, Nova Scotia; and Saint John, New Brunswick. Guests who remain on this revised itinerary will receive an onboard credit. Guests who would like to rebook a future sailing at a discount OR cancel their sailing for a full refund are invited to call us at 1-866-325-3905 or 407-566-7032.   Disney Fantasy: The October 8 Disney Fantasy sailing from Port Canaveral to the eastern Caribbean is expected to sail as scheduled. We will continue to monitor the weather and make any necessary adjustments.     While we always strive to deliver magical cruise vacations, nothing is more important to us than providing a safe experience for our guests and crew. We will continue to closely monitor Hurricane Matthew and provide updates as necessary.

 

DISNEY HOLLYWOOD STUDIOS UPDATE: 12:40 pm

 

 

ORLANDO EYE CENTER UPDATE: 12:40 pm

 

 

 

BLUE MAN GROUP UPDATE: 12:40 pm

 

 

BOATHOUSE IN DISNEY SPRINGS UPDATE: 12:30 pm

Last reservations being taken at 3:00 pm on Thursday and will remain closed on Friday

MCO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT UPDATE: 12:15pm

Shutting down on Thursday at 8 pm

BLIZZARD BEACH UPDATE: 12:00 pm

Closed Thursday and Friday

TYPHOON LAGOON UPDATE: 12:00 pm

Closed on Friday

SPIRIT OF ALOHA UPDATE: 12:00 pm

Canceled Thursday and Friday

TYPHOON LAGOON UPDATE: 12:00 pm

Closed on Friday

CHARACTERS IN FLIGHT UPDATE: 12:00pm

Closed Friday, Saturday and Sunday

TYPHOON LAGOON UPDATE: 12:00 pm

Closed on Friday

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER UPDATE: 12:00 pm

Closed on Thursday and Friday

BUSCH GARDENS TAMPA UPDATE: 12:00 pm

Open as scheduled

COCA-COLA ORLANDO EYE UPDATE: 12:00 pm

Closed on Thursday and Friday

TYPHOON LAGOON UPDATE: 12:00 pm

Closed on Friday

FUN SPOT (BOTH LOCATIONS): 12:00 pm

Closed on Thursday and Friday

WALT DISNEY WORLD UPDATE: 11:45 am

 

 

WALT DISNEY WORLD UPDATE: 11:30am

WDW is closing at 5 pm today (Thursday). Not opening tomorrow (Friday).

WET AND WILD UPDATE: 11:30 am

Wet and Wild is closing at 2 pm today.

HALLOWEEN HORROR NIGHTS UPDATE: 11:30 am

HHN is canceled for tonight and tomorrow.

UNIVERSAL ORLANDO UPDATE: 11:30 am

Universal and City Walk are closing today at 5 pm and not opening tomorrow.

MAGIC KINGDOM UPDATE: 10:23 am

 

 

SPOOKY EMPIRE CONVENTION UPDATE: 9:15 am

Spooky Empire has canceled the convention for all scheduled dates.

MAGIC KINGDOM UPDATE: 9:00 am

Magic Kingdom intends to keep it’s regularly scheduled park hours, but Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party is canceled for tonight. Guests at Disney’s Fort Wilderness, Disney’s Saratoga Springs Treehouse Villas and the Polynesian Village Resort’s bungalows have been moved to alternate accommodations.

UNIVERSAL STUDIOS UPDATE: 9:00 am

Universal Orlando Resort intends to keep it’s regularly scheduled park hours, and Halloween Horror Nights is still scheduled for tonight.

SEAWORLD UPDATE: 9:00 am

SeaWorld will close at 2:00 pm today and will not open at all tomorrow. Discovery Cove is following suit. Aquatica will be closed today.

LEGOLAND UPDATE: 9:00 am

LEGOLAND will be closing early today and will remain closed tomorrow.

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