TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) – Various attractions in the Tampa Bay area, as well as in Orlando, are announcing closures due to the threat of impacts from Hurricane Nicole.

Nicole became a hurricane in an update from the National Hurricane Center at 6 p.m. Wednesday. It is expected to approach Florida’s east coast late Wednesday into Thursday morning, according to the center.

Below is a list of attractions closed due to potential impacts of Nicole. The list will be updated as more information comes in to our newsroom.

Busch Gardens

Busch Gardens Tampa Bay will be closed on Thursday.

“Precautions are in place following the park’s comprehensive weather preparedness plan to ensure the safety of our animals and ambassadors during this time,” the park said in a statement.

Guests are encouraged to follow Busch Gardens’ social media accounts and website.

Snowcat Ridge

Florida’s first and only snow park, located in Dade City, was scheduled to open Friday, but Snowcat Ridge’s official first day of operations has been delayed due to Nicole.

The park will now open Wednesday, Nov. 16 and tickets remain available on its website.

Full refunds will be provided for all pre-purchased tickets for Nov. 11, 12 and 13.

Walt Disney World

Walt Disney World Resort will be closing in phases starting at 5 p.m. on Wednesday and the parks will remain closed Thursday morning.

Disney World released more information on when its four parks will close and when the last dining reservations will be for each park.

Disney World previously shared that extended theme park hours at Magic Kingdom are canceled on Wednesday. All nighttime spectaculars across the theme parks are canceled as well.

Typhoon Lagoon and other attractions at the resort will also be closed Thursday.

Universal Orlando

Universal Orlando Resort, including Citywalk, will close at 5 p.m. on Wednesday. Hotels will remain operational to take care of guests.

Unviersal’s Volcano Bay is closed.

A phased and delayed reopening is anticipated on Thursday once conditions are assessed. Updates will come via the Universal website.

SeaWorld Orlando

SeaWorld Orlando will be closed Thursday.

SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment issued the same statement as its Busch Gardens park, saying a preparedness plan is place to ensure the safety of the animals during the storm.