(Bloomberg) -- Walt Disney Co. plans to reopen its Florida theme parks and Disney Springs shopping area on Friday now that Hurricane Ian has passed through the area.
The facilities will reopen in phases, the company said on Twitter, with operating hours to be posted later Thursday.
Disney, the world’s largest theme-park operator, shut its four main parks for two days this week as Ian neared landfall. The company kept some hotels open so guests could shelter in place.
Photos posted so far on social media by third parties show minimal damage to Disney’s facilities.
Universal Orlando Resort, a unit of Comcast Corp., said on its website that it expects to reopen Friday, while SeaWorld Entertainment Inc. planned to resume operations Saturday. Its parks include Busch Gardens in Tampa.
(Updates with Universal and SeaWorld in last paragraph.)
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