Walt Disney World Resort Reawakens After Hurricane Matthew

Now that Hurricane Matthew has come and gone, things can begin getting back to normal at the Walt Disney World Resort. During the storm, the Resort had “Ride Out” crews in the resort hotels assisting with guests, and in the parks all night in the event of any emergency. Once the brunt of the storm had passed the crews immediately went to work in the parks. By 8:00 AM this morning, Crews were out doing assessments of any damage and cleanup needed throughout all 4 parks.

Originally Disney Announced that the parks would be opening on Saturday, October 8, 2016.

Friday afternoon, the Walt Disney World Resort announced that select stores and restaurants would be opening at Disney Springs at 5:00 PM on Friday October 7, 2017.


Here is the Official Walt Disney World Announcement Regarding Park Hours, Openings, and Closures beginning Saturday, October 8, 2016 followed by some photos taken around the resort area early this afternoon .




A Lonely Entrance To the Magic Kingdom Friday Afternoon


Magic Kingdom Parking Lot – Empty Friday Afternoon





Disney Transportation Buses Waiting Silently To Take Resort Guests To The Parks



The General Joe Potter & Other Boats Riding Out Matthew In Dock & Waiting For Guests on Saturday





I Remember These From Hollywood Studios, Now In Storage


Disney’s Contemporary Resort With Monorail Entrances Now Open Again


Back Side of the Magic Kingdom Entrance,

Watching For New Guests To Arrive Again


Empty Highway Leading To Walt Disney World Resort


Electric Company Trucks Waiting Stationed and

Waiting To Be Assigned Orlando Area Needs







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