Theme parks in central Florida were lucky enough to miss the brunt of Hurricane Irma’s fury and say they’ll be ready to reopen their gates over the coming days.

The confirmations come while thousands of people – in the Caribbean and Florida – have been left displaced and thousands more without power as a result of the category two storm.

In an online statement, Walt Disney World said it will resume normal operations today, however, it’s Water Parks will remain closed until later in the week.

The theme park’s resorts will also reopen today with the exception of Fort Wilderness Campground, Disney’s Saratoga Springs Treeehouse Villas, Disney’s Vero Beach and Disney’s Hilton Island Resorts.

Disney said Fort Wilderness is still being assessed for damages and Saratoga Springs will reopen on Thursday.

Universal Studios also said in an online statement that it experienced “minor damage” and expects to be up and running again today.

“Our destination saw relatively minor damage overnight involving fences, trees, signage and building facades,” the statement read.

“We are hard at work inside our parks and we can confirm an on-time opening for Tuesday, September 12 at 9:00 AM for Universal Studios Florida, Universal’s Islands of Adventure and Universal’s Volcano Bay.”

SeaWorld Orlando and Aquatica Orlando have allowed for “additional debris clean-up” and expect to re-open on Wednesday.

Meanwhile, over in the Caribbean, Cuba’s airports will remain closed until they’re deemed safe enough to reopen.

According to a Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) update, Aussies in Cuba are being urged to keep their passport with them at all times and to contact their airline or tour operator to see if tourist services have been affected.

“Internet connectivity is very limited throughout Cuba,” DFAT said in an update.

“Do not rely on internet access for up-to-date information or as a way to alert friends or family to your situation in an emergency.”

Heard or seen anything new? Share it with us below.