Due to the looming threat of Tropical Storm Nicole, Universal Orlando has announced operational changes and closures for Wednesday and Thursday.

The Resort, including CityWalk, will be closing at 5pm on Wednesday, November 9 and will assess the storm’s aftermath for Thursday, November 10, anticipating delayed or phased reopenings.

Volcano Bay was already closed today due to the weather.

Per Universal, on-site hotels will remain operational to focus on taking care of their on-site guests

As much as we love theme parks – safety is always the priority. Whether or not Universal Orlando, or any theme park, remains open should be the last thing to worry about.

Nicole is expected to become a Hurricane before making landfall. If you are already in Orlando and cannot leave before the hurricane’s effects are felt, make sure to get all the supplies you feel are necessary for your travel party. The hotel will be your “home” to ride out the storm. Each resort is equipped to handle hurricanes, and the staff is trained to handle any emergency situation.

For more information on the latest updated track on tropical systems, make sure to visit http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/.