Universal Orlando Is Officially Reopening After Hurricane Irma

Nice Sunday Irma's Remnants Arrive Late Monday

Walt Disney World and Universal Orlando theme parks are back open after two days of inactivity during while Hurricane Irma battered Florida.

INSIDER has learned Disney's four main theme parks along with shopping area Disney Springs will reopen with normal, operating hours.

"We decided if we're going to bake, we might as well do it at Disney", said Veann Grigajtis, who traveled with her family to the theme park from Melbourne, where they still lack power. Special events, such as Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party, will also take place.

However, Blizzard Beach and Typhoon Lagoon water parks will not open until later in the week, Disney said.

Hurricane Irma has left disruption to many in Florida, with 6.5 million homes - about two thirds of the population - without power.

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Universal spokesman Schroder also said: 'We can not guarantee resort amenities or access to electricity during severe weather'.

Universal Orlando on Monday was inspecting its property "across our entire destination in preparation for an anticipated on-time opening tomorrow morning", the park said in a statement to USA TODAY.

SeaWorld Orlando and Aquatica water park are scheduled to open Wednesday. Stay tuned for updates on Discovery Cove.

Some guests rode out the storm at Disney World resorts, where cast members kept them entertained with character visits, board games and dance parties, according to Hello Giggles and photos posted to social media.

All of these popular attractions are just south of Orlando, with Universal Orlando Resort, which includes The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, and SeaWorld Orlando just northeast of Disney.

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