Disney to open early Saturday after closing for Hurricane Matthew

After closing down for just the fourth time ever, Walt Disney World announced early opening hours at all of its major Orlando, Fla. amusement parks Saturday.

On Thursday, Disney made the decision to shut down its parks, Disney Springs, and other area attractions as Hurricane Matthew moved closer to Florida.

According to the Orlando Sentinel, Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Disney's Hollywood Studios and Disney's Animal Kingdom will open at 8 a.m. on Saturday.  Epcot’s World Showcase will be up and running at 11 a.m., although the ultra-popular new Frozen Ever After ride opens at 8 a.m.

The park is also offering Extra Magic Hours, open to Disney hotel guests only, on Saturday for Disney's Animal Kingdom, at 7 a.m.

Each major Disney park is set to close at its originally scheduled time with Magic Kingdom staying open until midnight.

Enthusiastic Mickey fans welcomed the news on Twitter.

Disney premier fall event—Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party—was also canceled Friday. Tickets can be rebooked starting Monday Oct. 10.

Universal Studios, Islands of Adventure, SeaWorld Orlando and Legoland Florida also announced they would be reopening Saturday following regularly scheduled hours.