Hurricane Irma Florida Parks Updates

Post info here!
Users viewing this topic: No registered users and 1 guest
Discuss theme parks, roller coasters, and mules!
the ghost seems to think there is a "Donkey Fairy"
User avatar
 
Posts: 478
Joined: 19 Jan 2017
Location: Florida
Gender: Male

Re: Hurricane Irma Florida Parks Updates

Postby bgtlover » Sat Sep 09, 2017 7:10 pm

Fun Spot Parks will be closed tomorrow.
fsclosed.JPG
Current Coaster Count: 87
Top 10:
1-Fury 325...2-Mako...3-Kraken...4-Montu... 5-Afterburn...6-Cheetah Hunt...7-Thunderhead...8-Manta...9-Volcano...10-Alpengeist

If the donkey is rockin, don't come knockin!
User avatar
 
Posts: 999
Joined: 05 Feb 2006
Location: Wilmington, OH
Gender: Male
Age: 32

Re: Hurricane Irma Florida Parks Updates

Postby The Great Zo » Sun Sep 10, 2017 1:36 am

Just using familiar landmarks as reference points, here are the official forecasts for Busch Gardens and Magic Kingdom. For both locations, the strongest winds are going to occur between 9PM Sunday night and 6AM Monday morning.

Orlando's going to have some problems from this, with 60-80 MPH winds. That'll do widespread minor damage, probably a few more significant issues here and there, though far from a major disaster. Newer, well-built homes should withstand it fine.

For Tampa, and especially areas along the coast? It just isn't good news, not with the potential for gusts exceeding 100 MPH. Expect more significant structural damage and probably some lengthy power outages (not to mention water issues in coastal/bayfront areas). And not that theme parks are the most important thing in the world, but don't expect BGT to open right back up.

Of course, if anyone has any interests in the lower keys, it's as bad of news as it gets. They're within a few hours of a direct hit.

But I can't end this post without some levity, so please laugh at this idiot earlier Saturday in Key West. :lmao:
-- Andy
Image

Why do I still have a donkey title???
User avatar
 
Posts: 11434
Joined: 16 Feb 2005
Location: The bar
Gender: Male
Age: 29

Re: Hurricane Irma Florida Parks Updates

Postby coasterbill » Sun Sep 10, 2017 5:26 am

bgtlover wrote:Fun Spot Parks will be closed tomorrow.
fsclosed.JPG


Yeah I'm not shocked they only announced a one day closure so far. I wouldn't be at all surprised if they attempt to open tomorrow afternoon / evening. They did that during Matthew to attempt to capitalize on the fact that every other park in Orlando was closed and there were tons of tourists stuck in their hotels with nothing to do.

I've gone pantless!
User avatar
 
Posts: 33014
Joined: 21 Sep 2005
Location: In the lair of the Huge Hummel Boy (which is conveniently located near Williamsburg, Va.)
Gender: Male
Age: 57

Re: Hurricane Irma Florida Parks Updates

Postby cfc » Sun Sep 10, 2017 6:28 am

The Great Zo wrote:
But I can't end this post without some levity, so please laugh at this idiot earlier Saturday in Key West. :lmao:


Yep--don't flip out and panic, but don't be stupidly "brave," either.
Image
Image

I prefer to mate with donkeys over humans!
User avatar
 
Posts: 2406
Joined: 23 Dec 2011
Location: Austin, Tx
Gender: Male
Age: 50

Re: Hurricane Irma Florida Parks Updates

Postby bert425 » Sun Sep 10, 2017 6:47 am

don't have Twitter, so can't repond or re-tweet -- tho I can see it from front page of TPR. . . so going to say here, Robb:

your response on Twitter to the trolls upset you were at Disney last night is SPOT on.

very well said, and it's a shame that there are enough morons with Twitter access that some even questioned the parks being open and that folks wanted to go.

Growing up in Houston? I TOTALLY understand doing something to take one's mind off an upcoming Hurricane -- *especially* if a place has evaluated the data, and determined it was going to be safe (at that time) for them to be open and for people to attend.

good for you on the response, and i only wish I could share to a larger audience.

y'all stay safe, and see you on the other side!

bert
Image[url=http://www.clubtpr.com][img]http://www.clubtpr.com/images/memberbanners/19fc64eae2ec826e3a662d1ff9f29ab9.jpg[/img][/url]

Founder of the Cult of Skank Mountain
User avatar
 
Posts: 5576
Joined: 10 Feb 2014
Location: Philthadelphia
Gender: None specified
Age: 39

Re: Hurricane Irma Florida Parks Updates

Postby boldikus » Sun Sep 10, 2017 12:12 pm

How are you guys doing in Florida?
Maverick - El Toro - Skyrush - Superman The Ride - I305
TRs: KW/CP / SFOG / KD/BGW / HP / SFA / SFNE/LC

Site Admin
User avatar
 
Posts: 32190
Joined: 01 Feb 2005
Location: Swimming in the Ocean
Gender: Female
Age: 36

Re: Hurricane Irma Florida Parks Updates

Postby SharkTums » Sun Sep 10, 2017 1:04 pm

Totally fine here in Orlando. We're about 5-10 miles straight line from Disney.

As of 4pm we've had 6'' of rain (since Friday), no thunder, no lightning, no wind.

Wind is supposed to pick up soon.

2 + 2 = donkey!
User avatar
 
Posts: 460
Joined: 13 Jul 2014
Location: Orlando, FL
Gender: Male

Re: Hurricane Irma Florida Parks Updates

Postby BlahBlahson » Sun Sep 10, 2017 1:40 pm

Last night was a bit annoying as most everything in town was closed, even though the storm was at minimum 15-18 hours from arrival, with no direct hit. So I'm fine with anything that was open all day yesterday. Today has been very rainy but as of yet no power loss for me at 4:30 PM, I feel terribly for Naples/Ft Meyers and Tampa that are taking direct hits however.
Remember: Get out there and RIDE!

Why do I still have a donkey title???
User avatar
 
Posts: 4901
Joined: 04 Mar 2007
Location: Western NY
Gender: Male
Age: 46

Re: Hurricane Irma Florida Parks Updates

Postby Philrad71 » Sun Sep 10, 2017 4:04 pm

Stay safe down there, everyone!
Image

Site Admin
User avatar
 
Posts: 32190
Joined: 01 Feb 2005
Location: Swimming in the Ocean
Gender: Female
Age: 36

Re: Hurricane Irma Florida Parks Updates

Postby SharkTums » Sun Sep 10, 2017 5:17 pm

Getting some decent winds and rain now. Some power flickering. Hopefully once it is light we'll get some updates.

PreviousNext

Return to Theme Parks, Roller Coasters, & Donkeys!

Who is online

Users viewing this topic: No registered users and 1 guest

These pages are in no way affiliated with nor endorsed by SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment, Cedar Fair, Legoland, Merlin Entertainment,
Blackstone, Tussaud's Group, Six Flags, Universal Theme Parks, the Walt Disney Company or any other theme park company.

All onride photos and videos on this website were taken with the permission of the park by a professional ride photographer.
For yours  and others safety, please do not attempt to take photos or videos at parks without proper permission.

Disclaimer!  You need a sense of humor to view our site, 
if you don't have a sense of humor, or are easily offended, please turn back now!
Most of the content on this forum is suitable for all ages. HOWEVER!
There may be some content that would be considered rated "PG-13."
Theme Park Review is NOT recommended for ages under 13 years of age.

cron