This morning Walt Disney World opened its gates to all four theme parks to guests. Even though the parks looked immaculate, several attractions were closed today (or delayed) due to debris caused by Hurricane Irma. We walked around Magic Kingdom to see if we could identify the causes behind these delays.
Walt Disney World Railroad has trees down across the tracks.
Tom Sawyer Island is also currently closed due to Hurricane Irma’s after effects.
Jungle Cruise has also been reported as needing at least a week to remove the debris before it can be operational.
Hurricane Irma passed over Walt Disney World last night and has since turned into a Tropical Storm. Florida curfew remains in effect until 6pm today for Osceola and Orange counties. Approximately 300,000 are without power in Orange Country alone. Luckily we have not heard of any of the Walt Disney World Resorts losing power overnight.
WFTV 9 ABC News reported earlier this morning seeing a “load” of tour buses pass them by. It appears they were carrying linemen to EPCOT to help get the power back on.
Lights remain on at Walt Disney World and damage appears minimal https://t.co/qpSXVU9KVo pic.twitter.com/7bSh2epOuP
— WDWMAGIC.COM (@wdwmagic) September 11, 2017
24 hours later ! Castle is still there ! #rideout #rideoutcrew #rideoutteam #irma hurricane https://t.co/oud2xUSKqk pic.twitter.com/5mjESMSPsC
— Ambassodor Today 's World of EMS JT Armstrong EMT (@JEFF_EMT) September 11, 2017
Overall it seems that Walt Disney World had relatively minimal damage and the lights remain on.
Disney World is still advising their resort guests to remain in their room/building and will notify everyone once the curfew is lifted.
Let’s take a look at photos from the different resorts this morning post-Hurricane Irma. Please be patient as some pictures take a bit to load.
Tree down @WaltDisneyWorld #caribbeanbeachresort . Just one of #IrmaWDW damages. pic.twitter.com/pPOr6It8ud
— mike feltner (@MikeyzDead) September 11, 2017
Blocking the path! @WaltDisneyWorld #caribbeanbeachresort. #IrmaWDW pic.twitter.com/DOHFi9aw4z
— mike feltner (@MikeyzDead) September 11, 2017
Caribbean Beach has some tree damage
The aftermath of #HurricaneIrma, here at Disney’s Port Orleans French Quarter. Quite a few trees down. ? #LiveFromWDW pic.twitter.com/PztJf5mKj9
— CafeFantasia ? (@CafeFantasia) September 11, 2017
Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – French Quarter has quite a few trees down.
Here's a look behind Disney's Contemporary Resort this morning: #HurricaneIrma pic.twitter.com/Dc3P0xveLG
— Attractions Magazine (@Attractions) September 11, 2017
Very minor damage this side of the Animal Kingdom Lodge Savannah, already seen park rangers out surveying damage too pic.twitter.com/9yxSkBww1V
— cara ? (@carackobama) September 11, 2017
Contemporary Resort and Animal Kingdom Lodge Savannah both look like they fared pretty well through the storm.
From tiki man's page
Oasis pool at the Polynesian pic.twitter.com/1s6EMOxtdb
— Ed @ Geyser Point (@DisneyMoose) September 11, 2017
Polynesian seems to have been hit worst. Trees are down but it doesn’t sound like any hit the buildings.
#WDW #AllStarMusic #HurricaneIrma pic.twitter.com/fydeRTj6JW
— Theme Parks & Beyond (@ParksandBeyond) September 11, 2017
All-Star Music Resort has seen its share of tree debris as well.
We will continue to update this page as we receive additional information on the state of the Walt Disney World Resort this morning. Stay Tuned!
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