Disney World abandoned as Hurricane Dorian wreaks havoc

Emptiest place on earth! Haunting photos show Florida’s Disney World looking like a ghost town after visitors steered clear as deadly Hurricane Dorian swept towards the U.S.

  • Disney World in Orlando, Florida was virtually abandoned this week as deadly Hurricane Dorian swept towards the U.S.
  • The theme park was forced to close its gates early on Tuesday in preparation for the storm which left at least 20 people dead in the Bahamas 
  • Disney World’s various parks in Orlando reopened on Wednesday but they appeared to be virtually empty as the majority of tourists steered clear 
  • The park remained open on Wednesday as the hurricane swept past Florida overnight before lashing the South Carolina and North Carolina 

Haunting photos have emerged showing Florida’s Disney World almost abandoned as deadly Hurricane Dorian wreaked havoc and swept towards the U.S. 

The theme park was forced to close its gates early on Tuesday in preparation for Hurricane Dorian after the storm left at least 20 people dead in its wake since it tore through the Bahamas. 

Disney World’s various parks in Orlando reopened on Wednesday but they appeared to be virtually empty as the majority of tourists steered clear. 

Photos from The Magic Kingdom, which is Disney World’s busiest park, had very few visitors when its gates opened. 

Haunting photos have emerged showing Florida’s Disney World almost abandoned as deadly Hurricane Dorian wreaked havoc and swept towards the U.S. this week

There was no one queuing for rides and the boulevards within the park were noticeably deserted. 

Just a handful of visitors could be seen standing in front of the iconic Cinderella Castle, which is normally surrounded by dozens of parkgoers. 

When Disney World revealed it would be closing all four of its parks early on Tuesday, YouTube personality JustinScarred decided to make the most of the minimal crowds. 

He filmed himself heading to all four parks in just a few short hours and captured what was essentially a ghost town in Animal Kingdom, Hollywood Studios, Magic Kingdom and Epcot. 

Disney World had said it was closing the four parks early as they monitored the progress of the hurricane. 

‘In keeping with our strong commitment to safety, our history of being prepared during inclement weather and to continue to delight guests who are staying at our resorts, Walt Disney World Resort is adjusting its operating hours beginning Tuesday.’

The park remained open on Wednesday as the hurricane swept past Florida overnight before lashing the South Carolina and North Carolina coastline on Thursday with 110 mph winds. 

The theme park was forced to close its gates early on Tuesday in preparation for Hurricane Dorian after the storm left at least 20 people dead in its wake since it tore through the Bahamas

The theme park was forced to close its gates early on Tuesday in preparation for Hurricane Dorian after the storm left at least 20 people dead in its wake since it tore through the Bahamas

Disney World's various parks in Orlando reopened on Wednesday but they appeared to be virtually empty as the majority of tourists steered clear

Disney World’s various parks in Orlando reopened on Wednesday but they appeared to be virtually empty as the majority of tourists steered clear

The park's streets were virtually empty and the queues for rides were non-existent as many opted to stay away from threats of the hurricane

The park’s streets were virtually empty and the queues for rides were non-existent as many opted to stay away from threats of the hurricane 

Disney World had said it was closing the four parks early on Tuesday as they monitored the progress of the hurricane

Disney World had said it was closing the four parks early on Tuesday as they monitored the progress of the hurricane

Disney World was predicting an increase in visitors this weekend from visitors who were forced to postpone their visits during the week.

In an assault that began over Labor Day weekend, Dorian pounded the Bahamas with Category 5 winds up to 185 mph, obliterating entire neighborhoods and triggering a humanitarian crisis.

As it closed in on the Eastern Seaboard, Navy ships were ordered to ride out the storm at sea and military aircraft were moved inland.

Florida and Georgia, where about 2 million people had been warned to clear out, were mostly spared since Dorian stayed offshore.

At least three deaths were reported on the U.S. mainland, two in Florida and one in North Carolina, all involving men who were trimming trees or otherwise getting ready for the storm.

The National Hurricane Center’s projected track showed Dorian passing near or over North Carolina’s Outer Banks on Friday, lashing the thin line of islands that stick out from the U.S. coast like a boxer’s chin.

Dorian was then expected to peel away from the shoreline.

Parts of the park were completely deserted on Tuesday as many tourists opted to stay away and seek shelter from the stormy weather

Parts of the park were completely deserted on Tuesday as many tourists opted to stay away and seek shelter from the stormy weather

Just a handful of visitors could be seen standing in front of the iconic Epcot Center in Orlando on Tuesday

Just a handful of visitors could be seen standing in front of the iconic Epcot Center in Orlando on Tuesday

When Disney World revealed it would be closing all four of its parks early on Tuesday, YouTube personality JustinScarred decided to make the most of the minimal crowds

When Disney World revealed it would be closing all four of its parks early on Tuesday, YouTube personality JustinScarred decided to make the most of the minimal crowds

Photos from Disney World's Animal Kingdom park had very few visitors when its gates opened

Photos from Disney World’s Animal Kingdom park had very few visitors when its gates opened


Use these tags to read more related posts and reviews: