Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Hurricane Irma

By now I think everyone knows that Hurricane Irma, the one-time category 5 storm that decimated a number of islands in the Caribbean and Florida keys, ended up directly hitting Orlando, with the eye passing over Walt Disney World.

Surprisingly, despite such fear of widespread destruction, the parks survived relatively unscathed. Attractions Magazine has some photos from around the internet of the damage that, when contrasted with this Buzzfeed post of satellite imagery from the Caribbean, shows just how easily central Florida got off.

Many many people are still without power and on boil advisories but Disney theme parks reopened today and everything should be business-as-usual shortly. If you are currently planning a Walt Disney World vacation for the near future, you don't have to change your plans.

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