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Area theme parks reopen doors after Hurricane Irma

13 September 2017

The "happiest place on Earth" reopened to visitors Tuesday.

This two -day closing of the park is only the sixth time in history that Walt Disney World parks have closed their doors to the public since they opened 45 years ago.

And by the looks of these photos, park employees took major precautions to preserve the magic from potential damage. Universal Studios Florida, Universal's Islands of Adventure and Universal's Volcano Bay were scheduled to open at 9 a.m. ET Tuesday. SeaWorld Orlando will also remained closed on Tuesday for "additional debris clean-up".

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With Hurricane Irma gone, many, but not all, theme parks are reopening.

Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Disney's Hollywood Studios, and Disney's Animal Kingdom operated during the park's normal hours Tuesday.

In attempt to enforce a 6 p.m. curfew Monday, Orange County Sheriff's deputies drove up and down the main tourists areas from the Orlando County Convention Center and Universal Boulevard to blare: "Go back to your hotels".

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Universal Studios said its parks "saw relatively minor damage overnight involving fences, trees, signage and building facades", in a statement to USA TODAY.

Disney World in Orlando, Florida is following Hurricane Irma that ripped through the state this weekend and continues to make her way into the US.

Stay tuned to The Kingdom Insider for more information on the Orlando parks post-Irma. Disney noted that they experienced high winds and rain during the storm, but they were able to keep power. It's unclear when Discovery Cove will be reopened, according to the Sentinel.

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Area theme parks reopen doors after Hurricane Irma