Florida's theme parks turn eye toward hurricane
Florida's theme parks are taking a wait and see approach as Hurricane Matthew approaches the state.
A message on Walt Disney World's website Wednesday says all of its theme parks and resorts are "currently operating under normal conditions" as officials continue to monitor the storm. They advised those who plan on visiting Disney to monitor news outlets for the latest weather information.
Officials at SeaWorld in Orlando announced on its website that officials "anticipate altered hours due to Hurricane Matthew."
Universal Orlando's website doesn't mention the storm, but spokesman Tom Schroder tells the Orlando Sentinel the resorts executives are monitoring the storm and are "beginning to decide what the next steps are."
The Sentinel says the three theme parks closed for the first time in their histories in 1999 as Hurricane Floyd approached. The storm eventually changed course.
In 2004, the parks closed for three hurricanes -- Charley, Frances and Jeanne. Disney and Universal also closed briefly during Wilma in 2005
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