Latest from Disney World re:closings

Walt Disney World theme and water parks will operate on an abbreviated schedule on Friday and officials announced they expect to be closed on Saturday. The resort stopped taking reservations earlier today. On Friday, Magic Kingdom will be open from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., Epcot from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., MGM Studios from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Animal Kingdom from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Blizzard Beach and Typhoon Lagoon will remain open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Downtown Disney will be open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Pleasure Island will be closed Friday night and Cirque du Soleil will hold its 6 p.m. show only.

All Walt Disney World Resort hotels will remain open throughout the storm. Guests staying at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground will be relocated to other hotels on property.

All Disney cast members should report to work on Friday. Walt Disney World will be sending non-operations personnel home on Friday in phases. Guests who have questions should call (407) WDW- INFO or (407) 939-4636. (via)