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Disney World, Universal reopening plans after Tropical Storm Nicole

Tropical Storm Nicole made landfall just south of Vero Beach, Florida early Thursday as a Category 1 hurricane, before weakening back to a tropical storm.

Florida’s biggest theme parks quickly pivoted ahead of Nicole’s arrival, shuffling operating plans for the safety of guests and employees.

Many travelers who waited out the storm in Orlando-area hotel rooms will  be able to hit the parks.

Walt Disney World, Universal Orlando Resort and LEGOLAND Florida all announced plans to open late Thursday, though some experiences may be unavailable at each resort. 

SeaWorld Orlando and Busch Gardens will remain closed. 

Here’s what visitors should know. 

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