September 8, 2017 / 9:01 PM / 10 months ago

Orlando theme parks brace for Hurricane Irma

(Reuters) - Walt Disney World said its theme park in Florida would remained closed on Sunday and Monday, joining a growing list of top Orlando attractions that are bracing for Hurricane Irma, which is poised to strike the state on Sunday.

While some of its units will close early on Saturday, resort hotels will remain open, Walt Disney World said in a blog post on Friday. (

Universal Orlando Resort, which is owned by Comcast Corp (CMCSA.O), will close early on Saturday and remain shut until Tuesday, according to the theme park's website. (

SeaWorld Entertainment Inc (SEAS.N) said it is planning to close its Orlando theme park for the same period. (

On Thursday, Wal-Mart Stores Inc (WMT.N) said some of the company's facilities would be close or adjust hours of operation due to Hurricane Irma. [(

Reporting by Laharee Chatterjee in Bengaluru; Editing by Arun Koyyur

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