Walt Disney World Reopens After Historic Shutdown

Hurricane Irma forces Disney World to close for the 5th time in the park's history

Hurricane Irma passed right over Orlando, but luckily, there was minimal damage. The Magic Kingdom was also closed for part of the day October 24, 2005 for Hurricane Wilma.

For the last two days, Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida has been closed.

All Disney Resorts will begin normal operation September 12, 2017 with the exception of Disney's Fort Wilderness Campground and Disney's Saratoga Springs Treehouse Villas.

All the magic of Harry Potter and fairy godmothers could not keep trees from being knocked down in the Animal Kingdom and flooding at the Grand Floridian Resort and Epcot Park, but Disney World does not expect significant damage.

This was the fifth time Disney World closed its doors in the park's 46 years of operation.

Monday's closures include Universal Studios, Typhoon Lagoon, Animal Kingdom, Magic Kingdom Park, Fort Wilderness, Blizzard Beach, Hollywood Studios, Disney Springs, Epcot and ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex.

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"Our destination saw relatively minor damage overnight involving fences, trees, signage and building facades", Universal Orlando said in a statement on its blog Monday. More recently, the parks shuttered in 2016 during Hurricane Matthew.

INSIDER was told that while the parks experienced high winds and rain, they did not lose power throughout the duration of the storm.

The Happiest Place on Earth has survived Hurricane Irma and will reopen on Tuesday.

SeaWorld Orlando and Aquatica water park are slated to open on Wednesday.

The resort, which employs 73,000, was visited by 20 million people in 2016 making it the world's most popular theme park.

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