Disney World Dodges Major Hurricane Irma Damage

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Universal Studios, Universal's Islands of Adventure and Universal's Volcano Bay will reopen Tuesday at 9 a.m.

Hurricane Irma passed over the Florida Keys Sunday morning and is now headed along the west coast of Florida.

Blizzard Beach and Typhoon Lagoon will remain closed until further notice, officials said.

Online videos and pictures showed some flooding at Disney's Epcot and at the Grand Floridian Resort. The Magic Kingdom was also closed for part of the day October 24, 2005 for Hurricane Wilma.

Walt Disney World and Universal Orlando both made it through Hurricane Irma without suffering significant damages, USA Today reported.

-Magic Kingdom: 9 a.m. until 7 p.m.

The park did not lose power, but was hit with high winds and rain.

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The shares of publicly traded theme parks with facilities in Florida were rebounding on Monday as damages were assessed in the wake of Hurricane Irma, with closed parks likely to open on Tuesday.

A county-wide curfew kept Disney and Universal guests restricted to their hotels on Sunday and Monday evenings.

Due to Hurricane Irma, right now, Walt Disney World is closed.

Magic Kingdom is the most popular theme park in the world, according to industry group Themed Entertainment Association's annual report.

Epcot, Animal Kingdom and Hollywood Studios were also among the top 10 most-visited theme parks in the world a year ago.

Disney World is an important revenue source for Disney, but BTIG analyst Rich Greenfield doesn't expect short-term closings to impact investors' outlook on the company.

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