Disneysaid it hopes to operate on a regular schedule starting September 12.
Irma is expected to remain a Category 4 storm when it hits someplace south of Miami on Sunday, with winds of up to 150 miles per hour. Discovery Cove will be closed on Sunday and Monday.
Universal is going ahead with tonight's Rock the Universe Christian music concert, but canceled Saturday's show. Earlier this week, the resort cancelled two special events set to take place on Saturday: The Night of Joy concert at ESPN's Wide World of Sports Complex and the Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party.
There will be staggered closings at the various theme parks on Saturday. Illuminations, Fantasmic!, Star Wars: A Galactic Spectacular, and Rivers of Light are all canceled on Saturday night. As of Friday afternoon, no warnings were in effect for Orlando or surrounding areas. For more details see disneyworld.disney.go.com/faq/hurricane-policy.
As of Thursday, Disney had planned to keep all attractions except its Blizzard Beach Water Park open. The state is home to several theme parks, which have been forced to shutter their doors in preparation for the Category 4 storm that killed at least 20 people in the Caribbean this week and left thousands more without homes.
Country legend Don Williams dead at 78
A rep confirmed the death, which comes two years after the 78-year-old Country Hall Of Famer officially retired from music. Williams also appeared in the movies "W.W. and the Dixie Dancekings" and " Smokey and the Bandit II ".
UFC 215's Historic Main Event Has Been Cancelled
Pete and Ike preview UFC 215 , which is flying under the radar, though two title fights headline a surprisingly talent-rich card. In the meantime, the second fight between Amanda Nunes and Valentina Shevchenko is bumped up to headline the card.
Kate Middelton and Prince William are expecting baby #3
The Duchess of Cambridge was hospitalised with the condition while pregnant with both Prince George and Princess Charlotte . Kate and William married in a lavish ceremony in 2011 watched by about two billion people around the world.
Rohingya crisis: Suu Kyi blasts 'misinformation'
The Indian government is concerned about Rohingya immigrants in the country, and has been considering to deport them. Raveesh Kumar, External Affairs Ministry spokesperson, had tweeted a few images of Kyaw welcoming Modi.
Fed vicepresident Stanley Fischer tenders resignation
As Yellen's current term expires in February next year, Trump has also begun the search for the next Fed Chair. The U.S. central bank is slowly raising interest rates as the economy grows and unemployment falls.
Vanity Fair editor Graydon Carter to step down
Vanity Fair says the magazine's Toronto-born editor Graydon Carter is leaving the publication after 25 years. Industry observers would know Carter is one of Donald Trump's least favorite people in the media.
Rudy Resigns, Cabinet Reshuffle Expected
Union Skill Development Minister Rajiv Pratap Rudy resigned on Thursday ahead of a speculated Cabinet reshuffle, PTI reported. A cabinet reshuffle has been on the cards since Manohar Parrikar resigned as Defence Minister to become Chief Minister of Goa.
Dancing With the Stars line-up confirmed
Astellas Pharma US, Inc. announced today the launch of the "Keep on Dancing" Sweepstakes, sponsored by Myrbetriq (mirabegron). Other than Owens, former National Basketball Association star Derek Fisher is competing and dancing with Sharna Burgess .