Major Storms Shut Down Parts Of Walt Disney World


A massive storm front rolled through Central Florida around noon on Sunday. From Tampa to Orlando, the power went out, and trees crashed down. The rain came flooding down along with hail in some areas. The storm was so intense that it caused parts of Walt Disney World to shut down.

Blog Mickey pointed out that the weather closed a couple of EPCOT rides. As of 2 PM ET, the following attractions were closed at Epcot: Frozen Ever After and Test Track.

According to the Disney World app, everything else is currently open. At the Magic Kingdom, it’s another story. Nearly everything in Frontierland, Adventure Land, and Liberty square is closed. The Seven Dwarves Mine Train ride is also down. Basically, anything with an exterior element is shuttered.

At Hollywood Studios, Muppet Vision 3D is down and Slinky Dog Dash. Animal Kingdom is suffering the worst of it due to many of the park rides being outdoors. The ‘Avatar’ rides are up, but that’s about it.

Even those of us who live on the west coast of Florida got hit hard. I came home to see that the top half of my front yard tree had snapped off. Part was lying in the pond, and the other part was caught up in the lower branches. Even part of my fence was blown down.

Have you experienced any severe weather while at the Disney parks? Ever had the power go out while in the middle of Spaceship Earth? That’s a fun little trek all the way back down on foot. What’s the one attraction you’d had to get caught on during a power outage?

Let us know in the comments section. Stay safe and stay dry if you’re currently at the parks.

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