Wednesday, April 21, 2021

Irma Update 9/7 7:00 pm EDT

Compiled by Joe Kleiman, InPark News Editor

Atlantis Bahamas reports that the Eye of the Hurricane will hit far south of the resort and that guests and animals are secure. Baha Mar has been evacuated.

Following animal facilities are closed and their infrastructure and animal collections have been secured to the best extent possible: Theater of the Sea, Dolphin Research Center, Zoo Miami, Jungle Island, Miami Seaquarium, Frost Museum of Science, Brevard Zoo. Due to the unpredictable nature of hurricanes, with one exception, zoo and aquarium animals have not been relocated, out of concern of placing animals in a more dangerous situation should the path veer.

The one exception is Dolphin Discovery, located on Duck Key, which successfully transported its five dolphins to SeaWorld Orlando, accompanied by four trainers.

CENTRAL FLORIDA ATTRACTIONS:

Walt Disney World: Night of Joy on Sept 9 and Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party on Sept 10 have been canceled. Blizzard Beach is closed for the weekend, though Typhoon Lagoon remains open. Fort Wilderness Campground is closed.

Universal Orlando Resort: Parks, CityWalk, and hotel operations remain normal at this time.

LEGOLAND Florida: Operations remain normal at this time.

Orlando Eye: Operations remain normal at this time.

SeaWorld Orlando/Aquatica/Discovery Cove: Operations remain normal at this time.

Busch Gardens Tampa Bay: Guy Harvey Weekend has been rescheduled for December 16 and 17. Otherwise, operations remain normal at this time.

Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex: Will be closed from September 8-12.

Central Florida attractions will continue to monitor the situation and make changes accordingly.

NEXT UPDATE at 11:00 pm EDT

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