Disney World to reopen after Hurricane Irma causes transformers to explode

Disney World to reopen after Hurricane Irma causes transformers to explode

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.

On Thursday, September 7, the park tweeted: "In anticipation of inclement weather, Night of Joy has been cancelled on September 9 and Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party has been cancelled on September 10". The Disney Springs shopping and entertainment complex also reopened today.

All businesses, excepted for hotels, remained closed Monday, but that did not stop tourists who had been sheltered in their rooms since Hurricane Irma passed through to hit the streets once the sun came out, the Orlando Sentinel reported.

M8.1 quake kills at least 61 in Mexico
Tremors were felt as far away as Mexico City , more than 1-thousand kilometers from the epicenter, and also in Guatemala City. The quake triggered tsunami waves as high as 3.3 feet at the port of Salina Cruz in Oaxaca , according to the U.S.

- Osborne Lights (@osborne_lights) September 11, 2017 A look at Epcot this morning.

Disney Reservation Center will resume operations Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2017.

"Our destination saw relatively minor damage overnight involving fences, trees, signage and building facades", Universal Orlando said in a statement on its blog Monday.

Hurricane Irma sucks water away from shoreline of the Bahamas
While some have speculated the disappearing water could indicate an incoming tsunami, that's not the case here. "The wind on Long Island in the Bahamas is from the southeast to the northwest on Saturday", Fritz writes.

Signs posted inside its resorts on Monday afternoon indicated that the theme parks would be back open Tuesday at 9 a.m. but the Disney water parks would remain closed.

According to their website, SeaWorld will be closed until August 13 as they have additional debris to clean up.

Severe weather from Hurricane Matthew past year also forced the theme park to shut down temporarily in October. SeaWorld and Aquatica are planning to open on Wednesday.

Indian PM says shares Myanmar's concerns over Rakhine violence
The first such MoU between the two neighbours assumes significance for the northeastern region of the country. The Prime Minister had visited the country back in 2014 to attend the ASEAN-India Summit.

If you're traveling to Walt Disney World Resorts, you can stay up to date with park closures and cancellations here.

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