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BREAKING: Several Walt Disney World Attractions Remain Closed Thanks to Hurricane Irma

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Although the four Walt Disney World theme parks are reopening today, several attractions remained closed when the parks opened.

Magic Kingdom (Opened at 8 am 9/12/17):

  • Walt Disney World Railroad – Reopened on 9/16/17
  • Jungle Cruise
  • Big Thunder Mountain Railroad – Reopened at 9:10 am 9/12/17
  • Tom Sawyer Island
  • Liberty Square Riverboat

Animal Kingdom (Opened at 9 am 9/12/17):

  • Kilimanjaro Safaris – Reopened at 5:15 pm 9/12/17
  • Kali River Rapids
  • Gorilla Falls Exploration Trail – Reopened on 9/13/17
  • Maharajah Jungle Trek – Reopened on 9/13/17
  • Rafiki’s Planet Watch

It is not yet known how long they will remain closed, although cast members at Jungle Cruise are saying it could be up to a week.

As previously announced, Typhoon Lagoon and Blizzard Beach are also closed indefinitely.

UPDATE: Blizzard Beach reopened on 9/14/17.

Stay tuned to WDWNT for more information on the reopening of Walt Disney World parks after Hurricane Irma.

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Jason Diffendal

Jason has been a lifelong fan of the Disney parks since his first visit at age 2. His biennial pilgrimages during his childhood accelerated into semi-annual visits by the year 2000, when he also Joined the Disney Vacation Club. Luckily, Jason’s bride-to-be was also a Disney fan, which allowed his infatuation with the Disney parks to continue, and ultimately culminated in their wedding at Disney's Wedding Pavilion in September 2003. Early in 2007, Jason began his involvement with the planning for what became Celebration 25, the unofficial fan gathering to commemorate the 25th anniversary of Epcot®. Soon thereafter, Jason met Tom Corless at a pin trading meet in New Jersey, and became part of the WDW News Today podcast starting with Episode 17. Jason has been involved with the WDWNT Network ever since, and can't seem to escape no matter how hard he tries.

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