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Disney reopens after being closed for two days as Hurricane Ian blasted across Florida

Walt Disney World is slowly reopening its theme parks on Friday after being closed for two days Hurricane Ian Homes and businesses across Florida flattened.

Disney theme parks, including Magic Kingdom, began opening their doors at 10 a.m. Epcot will reopen at 11 a.m., Hollywood Studios will reopen at noon, and Animal Kingdom theme parks will reopen at 1 p.m.

Disney said on its website that guests staying at Disney hotels can use the theme parks before they reopen to the public. People whose park passes were valid for the days during which Disney was closed this week can use them until the end of the day on Friday.

Disney said some Disney hotels, including the Copper Creek Cabins and Bungalows at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort, are closed due to weather concerns.

Disney said on Tuesday Theme parks will be closed on Wednesdays and Thursdays causes of storm.

Ian also closed several other Florida businesses and temporarily closed international airports in Tampa and Orlando. Preliminary estimates predicted that the storm could cause up to $70 billion in damage in the state, which would rank it as one of the most devastating hurricanes in US history.


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Ian on Wednesday hit a . made landfall as Category 4 hurricane Before tearing across the state. On Friday, it was moving toward South Carolina, where the National Hurricane Center said it could bring “life-threatening hurricanes” and hurricane status to the state’s coastal region.

But Ian may not be done with Florida. The Hurricane Center predicted “record river flooding in central Florida will continue through next week.”

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