Disney World to close due to Hurricane Irma forecast

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Both companies said they anticipate reopening their theme parks on Tuesday when the Category 4 storm is expected to have passed. The Legoland Hotel will remain open to admit arriving guests; Legoland Beach Retreat guests will be relocated to Legoland Hotel.

Disney's Fort Wilderness: The resort and campground will be closed, beginning Saturday.

Walt Disney World has a history of closing only during the rarest of times.

UPDATE: Universal Studios will close at 7 p.m. on Saturday and Rock the Universe has been cancelled.

The Saturday, 9/9 Rivers of Light performance is canceled.

Universal said it's closing all three of its parks at 7 p.m. on Saturday and will remain closed through Monday. Saturday ticket holders are welcomed to attend Friday's performance.

The Saturday, 9/9 Illuminations Reflections of Earth performance is canceled.

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The Saturday night fireworks are canceled. The company said they hope to resume park events Tuesday, and also pointed people to its hurricane guidelines. When the park shut down for a day back in 2016 for Hurricane Matthew, it was just the fourth time ever the home of the Magical Kingdom had closed, according to CNBC.

According to DisneyLists, Cinderella's Castle, one of the park's most recognizable structures, is built to withstand winds of over 110 miles per hour.

There is an actual "Hurricane Ride Out Team" among the Walt Disney World cast members made up of volunteers and others who will spring into action as needed.

Magic Kingdom Park: The "Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party" is canceled for Sunday.

Previous to this, Disney was evacuated twice in 1999 for Hurricanes Frances and Floyd and again in 2004 for Hurricane Jean. Crowds have evaporated at Disney and Universal as the storm moves closer to Florida.

The resort, which is located outside of Orlando in Lake Buena Vista, Fla., will be closing early on Saturday.

If you're traveling to Walt Disney World Resorts this weekend, you can stay up to date with park closures and cancellations here.

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