Editor’s Note — CNN Travel last updated this article around 10:30 am on Saturday. Please check the links below or contact the attraction directly for the latest information.
Here we report on the latest plans for various theme parks and other attractions in Florida, as well as the status of various cruises. Carolina’s top tourist attraction status appears near the end of this article.
Walt Disney World (Orlando)
Walt Disney World’s four major theme parks reopened on Friday.
•Magic Kingdom Park
• Disney’s Hollywood Studios
• Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park
Fantasia Gardens Miniature Golf We reopened at 3pm on Friday. ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex Open from 5pm to 8pm typhoon lagoon The water park is scheduled to reopen on Sunday. (Blizzard Beach is closed for the season.)
Transportation at Walt Disney World The park opened for business as usual on Friday, but is subject to weather protocols, the park said.
Busch Gardens, Tampa and related parks
After Friday’s holiday, Busch Gardens Tampa Bay said on its website that it will reopen Saturday from 10am to 6pm.
This also applies to other Florida parks owned by the SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment company.
• Adventure Island (Tampa): Saturday 10am-5pm
• SeaWorld Orlando: Saturday 9am to 8pm
• Aquatica Orlando: Saturday 9am to 6pm
• Discovery Cove (Orlando): Saturday from 8am to 5pm.
The company also said Discovery Cove will reschedule or refund reservations booked online or through its call center without cancellation or change fees. Please call 407-513-4600 for more information.
Those who have booked through a third-party reseller can rebook visit dates at specific parks, but those wishing to receive a refund should contact the reseller partner.
Universal Resort (Orlando)
The iconic Universal Globe revolves outside the entrance to Universal Studios theme parks in Orlando.
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Later Friday afternoon Universal Orlando Resort and Halloween Horror Nights will reopen to all guests on Saturday, according to the website.
The Universal Orlando Resort, including CityWalk, “phased reopening” on Friday for hotel guests.
The Halloween Horror Nights event was open to all guests with existing tickets on Friday at 5pm. Volcano Bay Water Park also reopened on Friday.
Legoland (Winter Haven)
Legoland Florida in Winter Haven remained closed on Friday.
After being closed on Friday, Legoland Florida reopened at 10 a.m. Saturday with normal business hours and hosted a Brick or Treat Presents Monster Party, the resort told CNN Travel in an email Friday afternoon.
Peppa Pig Theme Park opens at noon on Saturdays. Some Park Experiences may not be available. The LEGOLAND Hotel and LEGOLAND Pirate Island Hotel have resumed normal operations.
Legoland Water Park and Legoland Beach Retreat are temporarily closed.
Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex (Cape Canaveral)
As of 6pm on Friday, The Wheel was still closed. “As always, the safety of our guests is our number one priority and we will announce the reopening as soon as our technical team has completed the necessary inspections.”
Crayola Experience, Orlando
Norwegian Cruise Line: The company canceled the 10-day voyage Norwegian Getawaywas scheduled to depart from Port Canaveral on Thursday.
The company also changed ports during the eight-day voyage Norwegian Sky.
MSCs: The company changed its route MSC SeashoreOriginally intended to be in the Western Caribbean, it was moved to a port in the Eastern Caribbean.
of MSC Seashore The cruise line said it is scheduled to depart from the Port of Miami on Saturday.of MSC Divina It also departs on Sundays for scheduled cruises from Port Canaveral.
Carnival Cruise Line: The company announced a schedule change. The following voyages have been canceled as the ports of Tampa Bay, Canaveral and Jacksonville are affected by Ian.
• Carnival Paradise: 4-day cruise from Tampa on Thursday.
Carnival exhilaration: 4-day cruise from Jacksonville on Thursday.
• Carnival Liberty: 3 day cruise from Port Canaveral on Friday.
According to Carnival, guests will receive a full refund and a 25% future cruise credit.
carnival sunshinewill depart Charleston on Monday and is scheduled to dock when the Charleston Harbor reopens. It’s expected to happen on Sunday, Carnival told CNN Travel in an email Saturday morning.The ship was originally scheduled to return on Saturday.
There have also been schedule and/or port changes for the following vessels: Carnival Legends, Carnival Magic, Carnival Liberty, Carnival Paradise When Carnival exaltation.
national and state parks
Parts of Everglades National Park reopened on Friday.
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As of midnight Saturday, dozens of Florida state parks were closed. Amelia Island State Park (Nassau County), Don Pedro Island State Park (Charlotte County), Manatee Lake State Park(Manatee County) and Oscar Scherrer State Park(Sarasota County).
Carowinds (North Carolina/South Carolina)
Brookgreen Gardens (Georgetown County, South Carolina)
State Parks and Historic Sites in South Carolina
• Cherow State Park Golf Course
• Edisto Beach State Park
• Hunting Island State Park
• Huntington Beach State Park
• Little Pee Dee State Park
• Myrtle Beach State Park
Riverbanks Zoo (Colombia)
Wright Brothers National Memorial, North Carolina
Biltmore Estate, North Carolina
Before you head out, check out what attractions are within Ian’s range. Also, remember that even inland areas far from the coast can experience significant flooding from hurricane debris.