Tropical Depression NINE to impact the theme park areas later this week

Aug 30, 2016 in "Severe Weather impacts to Walt Disney World"

Tropical Depression NINE is forecast to impact the theme park areas of Central Florida later this week.

The current forecast track puts the system as a Tropical Storm in Central Florida on Thursday, with sustained winds between 39 and 73mph and heavy rainfall.

Based on previous storms of this size, expect impacts to outdoor entertainment and transportation at Walt Disney World theme parks.

The last time the parks were closed due to weather was in late October 2005, with Magic Kingdom and Epcot having delayed openings at 1pm, and Disney's Animal Kingdom, Disney's Hollywood Studios and the water parks remaining closed for the entire day.

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Article Posted: Aug 30, 2016 / 12:35pm EDT