by Lisa A. Grimaldi | September 11, 2017
Florida's main attractions were closed this past weekend and remain closed through today, following Hurricane Irma. Among them are Walt Disney World's Disney's Hollywood Studios, Disney's Animal Kingdom, Magic Kingdom, Epcot, the Typhoon Lagoon and Blizzard Beach. Universal Orlando Resort also closed its parks, as did SeaWorld Orlando and Legoland Florida. On Florida's west coast, Busch Gardens Tampa Bay and its water park, Adventure Island, remain closed through today.
 
According to Walt Disney World Resort policy, guests can reschedule or cancel their vacation packages and most room-only reservations without any fees if a hurricane warning is issued by National Hurricane Center for the Orlando area or a visitor's residence within seven days of the traveler's scheduled arrival. Universal Orlando Resort visitors can reschedule or seek refunds, a spokesperson told the Orlando Sentinel: "We have an affirmative, no-questions-asked policy for guests who tell us they want to change plans or seek a refund because of a named storm involving the Orlando area or where they are traveling from."
 
SeaWorld's website stated that the Orlando park's zoological staff "will remain on property in secure locations as we monitor the storm. We're also providing support and temporary housing for animals from other zoological facilities in coastal areas expected to have greater impact. Guests are encouraged to check our websites and follow our social media channels for more updates."