SeaWorld, Busch Gardens close due to Hurricane Irma

People leave Disney's Magic Kingdom theme park in heavy rain after it closed in Orlando Florida in preparation for the landfall of Hurricane Matthew

Disney will close all its parks early on Saturday, while Universal is set to close theirs on Saturday at 7pm.

Officials said the Magic Kingdom would close early, at 9 p.m. Saturday, as will Epcot. - Aquatica Orlando and Adventure Island will be closed on Saturday through Monday. Saturday's "Rivers of Light" performance, "Fantasmic!" performance and "Star Wars: A Galactic Spectacular" performance are canceled.

Hotels will remain open for the duration of the storm.

Other theme parks in the Orlando area are also shutting down because of Hurricane Irma, including Universal Studios Orlando, SeaWorld Orlando and Legoland Florida.

Discovery Cove: The park will be closed Sunday and Monday.

At this point, all of these parks anticipate re-opening on Tuesday.

A lone taxi heads toward the Walt Disney World Resort area in Orlando Florida before the landfall of Hurricane Matthew
GREGG NEWTON AFP Getty Images

- With Irma closing-in on Central Florida, Orlando construction sites are racing to tie everything down. But most planned to close early Saturday and reopen Tuesday.

Yesterday, the Hollywood actress took to social media to announce her fans that she had no choice but brace for Hurricane Irma as she wasn't able to leave Orlando, where she has been shooting her film Like Father.

Disney had also previously announced that the Blizzard Beach water park would be closed on Friday and that the Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground would shutter for the storm Saturday afternoon. Both parks will remain closed through Monday.

Hurricane-force winds are expected in the Orlando area Sunday morning, according to the latest National Hurricane Center forecasts. Universal Studios, too, has to cancel an event, Rock the Universe, and has refund options.

In an earnings call in February, Disney CEO Bob Iger said that closing the park for just one-and-a-half days for last year's Hurricane Matthew dragged down the parent company's quarterly revenue by roughly $40 million. For guests who already got tickets, Disney is offering tickets to another Halloween party, tickets to the Mickey Christmas party, and other options. Enzian Theater will be closed Saturday through Sunday.

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