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Severe Weather Closures for Florida Theme Parks — Hurricane Idalia Updates

by Leap on August 28, 2023
10 Orlando

Update from the Frog Family

As Hurricane Idalia approaches the Gulf Coast of Florida, theme parks have begun to announce operational adjustments for severe weather. We will continue to update as we learn more from each of the parks.

Walt Disney World Resort Updates

  • Theme parks are scheduled to operate as normal.
  • Disney's Typhoon Lagoon Water Park will be closed Wed. Aug. 30, 2023.
  • Winter Summerland Miniature Golf and Fantasia Gardens Miniature Golf will be closed Wed. Aug. 30.
  • Disney Skyliner closes during inclement weather, and as such, will likely not be running. Alternative bus transportation will be offered to any destinations typically serviced by Disney Skyliner.
  • For more information and updates, you can visit Disney World's website.

Universal Orlando Resort Updates

  • At this time, the theme parks are scheduled to operate as normal on Wed. Aug. 30, but will not offer the Early Park Admission benefit for hotel guests, select passholders and other select guests.
  • Check Universal's X (formerly Twitter) account or website for updates.
  • For more information on the resort's severe weather policies, visit Universal's website.

SeaWorld Orlando Updates

  • SeaWorld Orlando will open at noon, Wed. Aug, 30, 2023.
  • Aquatica Orlando will be closed Wed. Aug. 30, 2023.
  • Check SeaWorld's website for updates.
  • For more information on SeaWorld's Weather-Or-Not assurance policy, visit SeaWorld Orlando's website.

Discovery Cove Updates

  • Discovery Cove Orlando will be closed Wed. Aug. 30, 2023.
  • If your Discovery Cove reservation is impacted by this closure, please email [email protected] to rebook your visit.
  • Check Discovery Cove's website for updates.

Busch Gardens Tampa Bay Updates

  • Busch Gardens will close at 3 p.m. Tues. Aug. 29 and remain closed Wed. Aug. 30, 2023. The park plans to reopen Thurs. Aug. 31.
  • Adventure Island will be closed from Tues. Aug. 29 through Thurs. Aug. 31, 2023. The water park plans to reopen Fri. Sept. 1.
  • Check the website or social media channels for updates. If your trip is affected, please review the Weather-Or-Not assurance policy.

LEGOLAND Florida Resort Updates

Other Florida Attractions Updates

  • ZooTampa at Lowry Park will be closed Tues. Aug. 29 and Wed. Aug. 30. For more information, visit ZooTampa's website.
  • The Florida Aquarium will be closed Tues. Aug. 29 and Wed. Aug. 30. For updates, stay tuned to the aquarium's social media channels.
  • Clearwater Marine Aquarium will close at 3 p.m. Mon. Aug. 28 and remain closed Tues. Aug. 29 and Wed. Aug. 30. For updates, visit the aquarium's website.

Other Florida Travel Updates

  • Tampa International Airport (TPA) will suspend all commercial flights beginning 12:01 a.m. Tues. Aug. 29, 2023, and will remain closed until further assessment later in the week. The airport anticipates reopening Thursday morning, pending damages. Follow the airport on X (formerly Twitter) @FlyTPA for the latest updates.

In light of the inclement weather happening in Florida, we’re working hard to assist all of our customers. If you have questions about closures and existing tickets or reservations, the fastest way to reach our team for help is via email at [email protected] or through online chat (see orange chat bubble in the bottom right of the home page). You can also reach us at +18008461302.

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Sep 30, 2022 at 3:51 a.m.
Serena Weinberg Says...

We purchased 5 5 days passes for Disney from you. We used 3 days before the hurricane closure. We head home tomorrow 9/30 and can not come back to use the remaining 2 days.

Who do we ask for a refund?

Sep 30, 2022 at 9:57 a.m.
FrogBlog Says...

Hi Serena!

For fastest response time, please use our online chat or email us at [email protected].

Keep hopping!


Sep 30, 2022 at 3:29 a.m.
Jeremy Saunders Says...

Keep safe

Sep 29, 2022 at 12:35 p.m.
Glenda Erickson Says...

Stay safe

Sep 29, 2022 at 4:48 a.m.
jeremy Says...

magic kingdom

Sep 29, 2022 at 3:21 a.m.
Marcia Alverson Says...

This Hurricane is a beast! Hold on and stay safe! Praying for miracles for everyone there. See you in November... =)

Sep 28, 2022 at 10:22 p.m.
Clare Shavor Says...

Stay safe and hoppy!

Sep 28, 2022 at 10:13 p.m.
Jenny Says...

Hope all is going well for all Floridians, visitors, and tourists.

Sep 28, 2022 at 9:58 p.m.
Jtomw Says...

Stay safe!

Sep 28, 2022 at 12:19 p.m.
Wendal915 Says...

I hope everyone and everything is ok


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