Thee major theme parks in Orlando are preparing for the arrival of Hurricane Irma.
Walt Disney World, Universal Orlando and Sea World said Thursday morning they are monitoring the movement of Irma, but at this point have made no plans to shut down their parks or alter the normal hours of operations.
The storm is projected to reach the southern part of the state Saturday and some tracking models have the Category 5 Hurricane reaching central Florida on Monday.
Although Disney World has no plans to shut down as of late, sources report that the spires on Cinderella's Castle are being removed just before the storm arrives.
Walt Disney World notes that if a hurricane warning is issued by the National Hurricane Center for the Orlando area within seven days of your scheduled arrival date, you can reschedule or cancel without any cancellation or change fees imposed by Disney — so long as the tickets were issued through the resort and not a third party supplier.
Likewise, SeaWorld is offering to reschedule or refund any vacation package or individual park tickets booked directly through the park in the event of a storm.
For anyone affected by same-day closures who have been at the park for less than five hours, Sea World offers Sunny Day Guarantee tickets if rides are closed for more than one hour.
As for Universal, guests can reschedule or seek refunds. "If a hurricane warning is issued by the National Hurricane Center for the Orlando area more than 7 days before your scheduled arrival date, you can call in advance to cancel or reschedule your Universal Parks & Resorts Vacations hotel accommodations and Universal Orlando theme park tickets without any cancellation or change fees imposed. "