Storm Causes Power Glitch At Walt Disney World
A Monday afternoon storm in the vicinity of Walt Disney World caused a “power glitch” that shut down several attractions throughout the resort.
Disney World is getting rocked right now. A Significant Weather Advisory is in effect there until 5 P.M. This storm has Pea Sized Hail, Winds higher than 40 MPH, Heavy Rain, and Lots of Lightning. #Disney pic.twitter.com/pcXj6F5JYe
— Tom Sorrells (@tomsorrells) July 15, 2019
The power loss was confirmed by a late Twitter interaction:
Due to the recent storm in the area, we experienced a power glitch and are in the process of reopening our attractions. We appreciate your patience. Thank you!
— Walt Disney World Today (@WDWToday) July 15, 2019
Many in the park were affected:
God rain really ruins everything. I was going to see an Indiana Jones show at Disney World Hollywood Studios, but the rain made it so I could only see the first scene. I also had a Fastpass booked for Toy Story Mania but that is closed, I’m assuming because of the weather. Ugh.
— BTheEPIC (Brayden) (@BTheEPIC) July 15, 2019
And that includes our own Greg Antonelle, who captured the storm (as well as a mid-ride shutdown and walk off of the TTA Peoplemover into the backstage of Magic Kingdom) on Facebook live (around 50:00 – some glitchiness in the feed):
Coming to you LIVE from Magic Kingdom!
Posted by MickeyBlog.com on Monday, July 15, 2019
UPDATE [7:30 PM]: Greg reports that he was just on “Pirates of the Caribbean.” However, “Haunted Mansion” and “The Hall of Presidents” remain closed.
If we hear anything else, we’ll update!