Walt Disney World Is Closing For Only The 4th Time Ever Due To Hurricane Matthew — As President Obama Declares State Of Emergency!
Hurricane season is a scary time of year for the residents of Florida, but Hurricane Matthew is giving the Sunshine State a real reason to panic!
On Thursday, Disney announced it is taking the rare step of shutting down its Orlando theme parks due to forecasts for the powerful Category 4 storm, which is predicted to hit land Thursday night or early Friday.
The company said on its website that parks and other attractions in the area, like Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party, will remained closed through Friday, releasing the statement:
"Based on the most recent forecasts for Hurricane Matthew, Walt Disney World theme parks, water parks, Disney Springs, miniature golf courses and ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex will all be closed today by 5 p.m. and will remain closed through Friday, Oct. 7."
This park-wide shutdown is only the fourth