Theme parks announce early closures Thursday due to Hurricane Matthew

Posted at 12:01 PM, Oct 06, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-06 12:04:12-04

Some of Orlando's major theme parks are announcing closures as Hurricane Matthew approaches Florida.

Walt Disney World has canceled Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party, a special ticket event scheduled for Thursday night. Otherwise, according to the Disney website, officials continue to monitor the storm.

Guests at Disney's Fort Wilderness campground were asked to leave by 11 a.m. Thursday.

Universal Orlando announced Thursday that Wet 'n Wild will close at 2 p.m. Thursday and remain closed through Friday.  Universal Studios Florida, Universal’s Islands of Adventure and Universal CityWalk will close Thursday at 5 p.m. and remain closed Friday. Halloween Horror Nights is cancelled Thursday and Friday nights.

SeaWorld Orlando's website says the park will be open at 10 a.m. and close at 2 p.m. on Thursday. It will be closed on Friday and currently plans to reopen at 10 a.m. Saturday.

Orlando is under a hurricane warning with the storm expected to approach the area later Thursday and into Friday.