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What was the Hurricane Irma Damage at Walt Disney World?

While Hurricane Irma did extensive damage throughout the Caribbean and Southern parts of Florida as well as along the coast, what exactly was the Hurricane Irma damage at Walt Disney World?  We were staying at the Beach Club during the storm and were able to get a first hand look at the damage around property immediately after the storm.  Through Twitter we also got a look at some of the other resorts around property as well as an idea about the damage to the parks.  Let’s take a look:

Let’s first start out where we were at Disney’s Beach Club:

Here we can see the front entrance to the Beach Club littered with debris:

A little Disney magic and it was back in order in no-time though:

A walk down to the Bus Stops shows a similar scene of debris:

Hurricane Irma Damage at Walt Disney World

Mostly just branches and stuff:

The damage by the pool was similar with a few medium sized branches and tons of leaves:Hurricane Irma Damage at Walt Disney World

You can see the force from the winds was able to knock down this little booth even though it was strapped down:
Light fixture knocked off:

A look at some of the siding blown off the Beach Club Main Building:

This was potentially a dangerous situation with the aluminum covering on the chimney blowing in the wind.  We told management about it and hopefully they fix it before it does some damage to someone:

Hurricane Irma Damage at Walt Disney World

A walk around the Yacht Club showed a few trees uprooted from the wind:

Hurricane Irma Damage at Walt Disney World

Next we went around the boardwalk and onto the path leading to Hollywood Studios:

Hurricane Irma Damage at Walt Disney World

This tree was the biggest down that we saw, totally blocking the whole path:

The structure of this canopy was destroyed at the Swan:

If you were worried about the Disney Ducks, don’t be….they made it!! 🙂

Hurricane Irma Damage at Walt Disney World

You couldn’t even get near the International Gateway in Epcot, they had it chained off:

Hurricane Irma Damage at Walt Disney World

 

Here’s a look at the Construction Site for the Disney Skyliner.  You can see one of the walls got knocked down:Hurricane Irma Damage at Walt Disney World

However to show you how fast Disney cleans up, by the evening they had already repaired the wall!  If only their actual construction projects moved that fast! hahaha:

Now let’s look at some other photos thanks to some other Disney fans at Walt Disney World on Twitter:

All Star Music Broadway:

Photo courtesy of: @jaycurtis

The cleanup started early!

Photo courtesy of: @blog_mickey

Animal Kingdom Lodge:

Photo courtesy of: @disneybrewing

seems like a tree fell over onto one of the buildings:

Photo courtesy of: @blog_mickey

Caribbean Beach Resort:

Photo courtesy of: @mickyzdead

Contemporary Resort:

Photo courtesy of: @jaredtalbot17

here’s the pathway going to the Magic Kingdom with some trees down:

Photo courtesy of: @cruiseintolife

Port Orleans French Quarter:

Photo courtesy of: @cafefantasia

Sassagoula Floatworks:

Photo courtesy of: @cafefantasia

Wilderness Lodge:

Hurricane Irma Damage at Walt Disney World

Photo courtesy of: @blog_mickey

 

Photo courtesy of: @blog_mickey

Contemporary Resort:

The monorail is getting inspected before it’s ready:

Photo courtesy of: @cruisintolife

So the resorts don’t look to be in terrible shape, but what kind of damage did Hurricane Irma do to the Parks?

Animal Kingdom:

No report on building damage at the Animal Kingdom but just some trees down:

Photo courtesy of: @osborne_lights

Magic Kingdom:

Apparently they were able to disassemble and reassemble Cinderella’s Castle no problem.  Man Disney is fast! 😉

Photo courtesy of: @JEFF_EMT

Epcot:

A few things overturned along with trees but again doesn’t look like anything crazy:

Photo courtesy of: @osborne_lights

 

Photo courtesy of: @osborne_lights

Overall the damage seems to be minimal, only branches and some trees but pretty much all buildings are intact.  The cast members at Walt Disney have to be applauded because of their hard work.  Everything went without a hitch and it was amazing to see just how prepared they were for this storm!  Big shout out to all the cast members for making Hurricane Irma as least problematic as possible!

Photo courtesy of: Disney Parks Blog

Your Thoughts:

I want to know what you think about the Hurricane Irma Damage at Walt Disney World.  How was it where you were staying?  We’d love to see some of your pictures too!  Let us know in the comments section below! 🙂

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