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Hurricane Irma: Walt Disney World Damage via Social Media

Hurricane Irma passed over Walt Disney World in Orlando, and left some damage in its wake. Thankfully the damage was not nearly as severe as it could have been, as Irma seemed to have used up most of her strength battering the Caribbean and the Florida Keys. Still, millions are without power and it will be a long road to recovery for many.

Disney World seemed to have gotten off pretty easily, however, despite taking a direct hit that included 90 mph winds.

While it’s very unlikely that you’ll ever see an official Disney photo of damage in the parks, social media has been pretty active in giving us a blow by blow account (no pun intended.)

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Twitter user Ziggy Knows Disney posted a video of the hurricane from his balcony at the Beach Club Resort…

Here’s a report of hurricane damage at Port Orleans French Quarter…

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… and the Grand Floridian…

… and at All-Star Movies…

… All-Star Music…

… and Caribbean Beach…

… Animal Kingdom Lodge…

… and the Swan and Dolphin…

… and, of course, that massive tree down at the Polynesian.

Here’s a tree down in Epcot…

… and the Tree of Life is left standing, but some of the surrounding trees are not…

Thankfully, Cinderella Castle is 100% Okay!


Disney allowed pets to stay on property during the hurricane…

Disney tried their hardest to keep guests entertained during Hurricane Irma…

… and provided “grab and go” meals…

According to fan site This Dis World, here’s the damage report…

  • Epcot – trees down and flooding
  • Disney’s All Star Resorts – several trees down
  • Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge – flooding in the lobby area, trees down
  • Disney’s Art of Animation – trees down
  • Disney’s Boardwalk – tree limbs down, debris
  • Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort – tree down, debris
  • Disney’s Contemporary Resort – 90mph wind speeds recorded and transformers exploded near the resort
  • Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa – leaky roofs
  • Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort – large trees downed
  • Disney’s Port Orleans French Quarter – several downed trees
  • Disney’s Port Orleans Riverside – trees down
  • Disney’s Yacht Club – tree limbs down, debris

And a message from Disney…

Good Morning! Despite the weather, we hope your evening was comfortable. As a reminder, we continue to observe local curfews and ask that you remain in your Resort room. building for your safety. We will inform you once the curfew is lifted and ask that you stay tuned to channel 3 on your in-room television for more details. Thank you for your continued patience and understanding.

Disney seems to have power, which means it will likely re-open tomorrow.

Stay tuned for more Hurricane Irma news on The Kingdom Insider.

[Source: Twitter]


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