Hurricane Irma Damage at Walt Disney World Resort

The Orlando area took a direct hit from Hurricane Irma last night with the eyewall actually passing over Walt Disney World Resort.  Here is some of the damage being reported in the area:

  • Animal Kingdom – Many trees down, debris
  • 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 Beach Club – tree debris
  • Disney’s Boardwalk – tree limbs down, debris
  • Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort – large trees down, lots of debris, signs down, chairs tossed, flooding
  • Disney’s Contemporary Resort –  90mph wind speeds recorded and transformers exploded near the resort, some trees down
  • Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa –  leaky roofs
  • Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort – large trees downed, some longhouse roof damage
  • Disney’s Pop Century – trees down/uprooted, lots of tree debris
  • Disney’s Port Orleans French Quarter – main building closed due to flooding, several downed trees, lots of tree debris, some pool fencing and light fixtures down
  • Disney’s Port Orleans Riverside – large trees down and uprooted
  • Disney’s Saratoga Springs – trees down, lots of debris
  • Disney’s Wilderness Lodge – large pine tree down blocking bus entrance, trees down in parking lot
  • Disney’s Yacht Club – large trees and limbs down, debris

The following message was posted to Walt Disney World Resort hotel guests this morning:

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.

Walt Disney World was closed yesterday and remains closed today, September 11. The resort anticipates to operate as normal on Tuesday, September 12, 2017.

10 thoughts on “Hurricane Irma Damage at Walt Disney World Resort”

  1. Fantastic news, glad to hear there was no lasting damage, so sad that others suffered and lost treasured memories and lives…. Breaks my heart when mother nature is so cruel… See you for Halloween….

  2. We would love to hear specifically about the animals in Animal Kingdom and throughout DisneyWorld. Any trauma or loss?
    Also, was there any damage to the buildings in the parks?

    1. I read earlier there was some minor damage to the animal housing, but all animals were ok and accounted for. I have not seen any official word from Disney confirming this though.

    2. The animals have fully enclosed pens rated for Cat 4 hurricane force winds and zookeepers stayed with them onsite

  3. It is. Great to hear only minor damage to Walt Disney world. Wouldn’t” it be nice If Disney offered a discounted special rate to those less fortunate .

    1. Would be nice wouldn’t it…. Open it to victims of the storm. Such a horrible thing to happen to so many people. Disney can afford to fix it’s damage so many others lost everything and they can’t fix it. Be very special for Disney to open up to them

  4. So glad that there is only minimal damage and that the Happiest Place on Earth is back up and running. Prayers and love to all of those affected by Irma.

    See you in 27 days Mickey & Friends! <3

  5. Sounds like animals are ok!! I have been thinking about them in Huntsville, Alabama! Hope all cast members and zookeeper. Are safe as well °●°

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