Universal Orlando to reopen Tuesday

Posted September 13, 2017

Universal Studios-near Disney World-also reopened Tuesday, the park stated.

Walt Disney World and Universal Studios will reopen on Tuesday, officials with the parks said.

Disney World in Florida has only been evacuated five times: Twice for Hurricane France and Floyd in 1999, for Hurricane Jean in 2004, in preparation of Hurricane Matthew in October and Disney resorts were also closed after 9/11. But there is a lot of minimal damage - think overturned trees, broken signs, lawn chairs all over the place, and so many branches and leaves, according to Yahoo.

The Disney theme parks closed their gates on Saturday as Hurricane Irma made her way towards them.

"Based on the latest forecasts for Hurricane Irma and keeping safety top of mind, Walt Disney World Resort and Disney Springs will be closed through Monday, September 11", Disney's website read.

Disney World parking areas had served as a staging ground for electrical fix crews and utility trucks coming to help restore power to the region.

- Chloe Smith (@ThatGirlChloeS) September 11, 2017One of the street lights next to Doubloon Lagoon was blown down last night, damaging the railings. INSIDER has reached out to Disney Parks for clarification.

However water parks will remain closed for Tuesday and will aim to open later in the week.

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

Sea World and Busch Gardens Tampa Bay said Monday that they are assessing damage and would announce their reopening plans later. Fortunately it fell AWAY from guest buildings.