Irma forces Disney World to close
#Hurricane #Irma is forcing #Walt #Disney World to shut down for only the sixth time in the resort’s 45-year history.
The resort is closed Sunday and will remain shuttered through Monday, the park announced on Friday. Hotels remain open. Disney World aims to re-open Tuesday, a company spokesperson said.
This marks the second-straight year Disney World will shut its gates because of severe weather: Hurricane Matthew forced it to close last October.
Disney World comprises four main theme parks: Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Animal Kingdom and Hollywood Studios. The resort also includes water parks, hotels and an ESPN sports complex on 25,000 acres of land southwest of Orlando.
Magic Kingdom is the most popular theme park in the world, according to industry group Themed Entertainment Association’s annual report. More than 20 million people visited the park in 2016. The #resort employs 73,000 people.
Epcot, Animal Kingdom and Hollywood Studios were also among the top 10 most-visited theme
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