Universal Orlando Releases Operational Update Regarding Hurricane Idalia, Team Members to Report to Work as Scheduled

Brit Tuttle

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Universal Orlando Releases Operational Update Regarding Hurricane Idalia, Team Members to Report to Work as Scheduled

Universal Orlando Resort has shared a new operational update ahead of Hurricane Idalia, which is expected to hit Florida’s west coast as a Category 3 hurricane on Wednesday.

Universal Orlando Shares Hurricane Idalia Update

In an email to Team Members, Universal Orlando shared that they were continuing to monitor Hurricane Idalia and its path.

As a result of the hurricane’s path veering north and away from the Orlando area, Universal Studios Florida, Universal’s Islands of Adventure and Universal’s Volcano Bay are planning to open and operate as normal at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, August 30 — the day that the hurricane is expected to make landfall on the Gulf Coast. Early Park Admission will not be available.

In addition, Team Members are asked to report to work as scheduled, though those who have extenuating circumstances can reach out to their manager for assistance.

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The Team Member preview for Halloween Horror Nights 32 will go on as scheduled on Wednesday night, with the event kicking off at 7 p.m.

Team Members are asked to stay tuned to UOTeam.com or call the Team Member Emergency Information Hotline at (407) 224-6854, or call toll free at 1-855-879-7113 for updates.

Are you planning to ride out the hurricane in Orlando? Is this affecting your vacation? Share your thoughts with us in the comments.

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  • Brit Tuttle

    Brit didn't grow up going to the Disney Parks, but had basically the next best thing: the Phantom Manor ride operations simulator flash game and the Disney Sing-Along Songs Beach Party at Walt Disney World VHS. You can email them at brittani@wdwnt.com.