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Hurricane Irma cancels cruises, concerts, closes Disney water park

Massive storm may also impact tourist attractions

Walt Disney World. (Getty Images)
Walt Disney World. (Getty Images)

ORLANDO, Fla. – Hurricane Irma continues to swirl on a projected path toward Florida.

The storm has impacted cruise ships that sail into and out of Central Florida and it also may affect tourist attractions.

CRUISE LINES:

  • Disney: The Sept. 2 cruise of the Disney Fantasy is currently sailing a modified Western Caribbean itinerary and is expected to return to Port Canaveral two days earlier than planned on Thursday, September 7. Guests on this sailing will be refunded two nights of their voyage fare and provided a 25 percent discount on a future cruise, which may be booked by calling 855-347-2784 or 407-566-7054 from Sept. 18 through Oct. 18, 2017. The September 9 sailing of the Disney Fantasy is canceled. Refunds will automatically be processed back to the original form of payment used for the cruise booking. Guests are invited to book a future cruise at a 25 percent discount by calling 855-347-2784 or 407-566-7054 from Sept. 18 through October 18, 2017.  The Sept. 4 cruise of the Disney Dream is sailing a modified Bahamian cruise itinerary and will return to Port Canaveral one day earlier than planned on Thursday, Sept. 7. Guests on this sailing will be refunded one night of their voyage fare and provided a 25 percent discount on a future cruise, which may be booked by calling 855-347-2784 or 407-566-7054 from Sept. 18 through Oct. 18, 2017. The September 8 and September 11 sailings of the Disney Dream are canceled. Refunds will automatically be processed back to the original form of payment used for the cruise booking.  Guests are invited to book a future cruise at a 25 percent discount by calling 855-347-2784 or 407-566-7054 from Sept. 18 through Oct. 18, 2017.

 

  • Carnival : The Carnival Liberty Sept. 7 three-day Bahamas cruise from Port Canaveral and the Carnival Victory Sept. 8 three-day Bahamas cruise from Miami have been canceled. A full refund will be provided to all guests who were scheduled to sail on these voyages.

    Currently, six Carnival ships -- Carnival Glory, Carnival Magic, Carnival Splendor, Carnival Pride, Carnival Sensation and Carnival Ecstasy -- are sailing on modified itineraries to maintain a safe distance from the storm.

    In addition, Carnival is making preparations for a potential landfall in South Florida, where Carnival headquarters is located.

 

  • Royal Caribbean

 

  • Norwegian

CENTRAL FLORIDA CONCERTS

Several concerts in the Orlando area have been cancelled or rescheduled due to Hurricane Irma.

Dr. Phillips Center

A Saturday Paramore concert at the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts has been rescheduled for Dec. 5. Tickets already purchased will be valid for the new concert date, but those who can no longer attend will receive a full refund where they purchased the tickets by Friday, Oct. 6.

Hard Rock Live

The Modest Mouse concert scheduled for Friday has been canceled. Tickets will be refunded where they were purchased.

WALT DISNEY WORLD:

Disney has canceled the Night of Joy event for Saturday Sept. 9, due to potential severe weather associated with Hurricane Irma.

Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween party has been cancelled for Sunday. Friday's party will go ahead as planned. Call (407) 939-7818 or email Ticket.Inquiries@DisneyWorld.com for ticket exchanges.

The Friday night show at ESPN Wide World of Sports will continue as planned.

Disney said guests with tickets for Saturday can attend Friday's event instead by exchanging their ticket at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Box Office starting at 4 p.m. Friday. Refunds can be processed by calling 407-939-7818 by January 31, 2018, or email at ticket.inquiries@disneyworld.com.

  • Magic Kingdom
  • Epcot
  • Hollywood Studios
  • Animal Kingdom
  • Typhoon Lagoon
  • Blizzard Beach -- Closed Friday and Saturday.

 

UNIVERSAL ORLANDO:

  • Universal Orlando Resort’s regular park operations and hours are continuing as normal. We will also hold our Rock the Universe event on Friday, September 8 as planned. However, due to the unique operational nature of Rock the Universe and the potential impact of Hurricane Irma, we are cancelling the event on Saturday, September 9. We are also cancelling the Sunday Worship Service on September 10. For more information and FAQs, click here.

 

SEAWORLD ORLANDO:

  • SeaWorld
  • Aquatica

 

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER VISITOR COMPLEX:

The visitor complex will close Friday through Tuesday. Complex officials anticipate reopening on Wednesday at 9 a.m.


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