Theme parks in Florida like Disney World and Universal Orlando are closed in advance of Hurricane Ian.

Florida's theme parks are hastily preparing for Hurricane Ian's impending arrival as it churns closer to the United States.

Busch Gardens The first park to close ahead of the storm was Tampa Bay, which is only a few miles from where the hurricane was earlier predicted to make landfall.

On Wednesday, Walt Disney World, Universal Orlando, SeaWorld Orlando, and LEGOLAND Florida will do the same.

Busch Gardens will be closed from tonight, September 27, to Thursday, September 29, to safeguard the security of our ambassadors, visitors, and animals

 while Hurricane Ian sweeps across Florida, the Tampa theme park announced on Twitter on Tuesday.In its five decades of operation, Disney World has rarely had to close 

due to inclement weather, but on Wednesday and Thursday, all four of its main theme parks will. Disney Springs will also be closed on Wednesday, and possibly on Thursday as well.

Additionally, on Wednesday and Thursday, Disney's Typhoon Lagoon water park, Winter Summerland, and Fantasia Gardens miniature golf courses will be closed. 

The water park at Disney's Blizzard Beach was already closed.On Wednesday and Thursday, CityWalk, Islands of Adventure, Volcano Bay, and Universal Studios Florida will be closed. 

The nights of Wednesday and Thursday are off limits during Halloween Horror Nights.

On Wednesday and Thursday, SeaWorld Orlando, Aquatica Orlando, Discovery Cove, LEGOLAND Florida, LEGOLAND Water Park and Peppa Pig Theme Park will also be closed.