Here is some of what I have learned this morning regarding Walt Disney World. Fortunately it appears at this time that damage is minimal and as usual, Disney seems to be moving as quickly as possible to correct things and try to get back to normal. A full assessment is still going on and no definitely word on the parks anticipated reopening tomorrow, September 12. Walt Disney World will remain closed today, September 11.
Info to guests from Disney this 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.
Reported damage as of this morning:
- Animal Kingdom – many trees down and debris to be cleaned up
- Epcot – trees down and flooding
- Disney’s All Star Resorts – trees down
- Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge – flooding in the lobby area and trees down
- Disney’s Art of Animation – trees down
- Disney’s Boardwalk – tree limbs down and debris
- Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort – trees down and debris
- Disney’s Contemporary Resort – 90 mph wind speeds were recorded at the resort and it is being reported that transformers exploded near the resort
- Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa – some leaky roofs
- Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort – large trees down along with some longhouse roof damage
- Disney’s Port Orleans French Quarter – main building closed due to flooding, several trees down, lots of debris and some pool fencing and light fixtures down
- Disney’s Port Orleans Riverside – large trees down
- Disney’s Saratoga Springs – trees down and lots of debris
- Disney’s Wilderness Lodge – large pine tree down blocking bus entrance, trees down in parking lot areas
- Disney’s Yacht Club – tree limbs down and debris
Hopefully when Disney has had more time to check things out, nothing more major will be found. For those of you with upcoming reservations, I am confident that Walt Disney World will have clean-up and repairs made as quickly as possible in their usual manner. I have not heard of or found any information relating to any damage, down trees or water at the Magic Kingdom or Hollywood Studios. I have heard that the Magic Kingdom appears to be in good condition.