Construction Crane Catches Fire at Disney World

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Disney Construction Crane on Fire

A construction crane located at Disney’s Swan and Dolphin hotels caught on fire today after suddenly being struck by lightning.

Twitter user @itsaustindoes was onsite to share the news on Twitter:

A Tweet shared in reply stated that the fire has since been put out.

Other Twitter users replied, suggesting that the construction site was not active.

Disney World has not yet released a comment on this matter.

Disney’s Swan and Dolphin Hotels

Disney's Swan and Dolphin Hotels
Credit: Jonathan Michael Salazar

While other Walt Disney Resort hotels have already reopened to Guests, the Swan and Dolphin remain closed, stating at the beginning of June that it will remain shuttered to Guests through July 29, 2020. Recently, however, Inside the Magic reported that the Swan and Dolphin will be used to house Major League Soccer players while the league completes its season at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex. The “MLS is Back” tournament is expected to run from July 8, 2020, to August 11, 2020.

It is unclear which construction project this crane is associated with. But it is likely that it is associated with the ongoing construction of The Cove: a new hotel set to join the Swan and Dolphin.

This is one of many construction sites currently underway around Walt Disney World Resort property. Other construction projects include EPCOT’s revamp which will feature, among other things, a new entryway, and attractions based on Moana, Guardians of the Galaxyand Ratatouillea redesign of Cinderella Castle as well as the addition of the TRON: Lightcycle Power Run rollercoaster; and the creation of a fully-immersive Star Wars hotel. 

Walt Disney World shuttered construction for several weeks due to the global pandemic, and it is still unclear how that postponement will affect the projects’ competition. Many of which were scheduled to be ready for Disney World’s 50th Anniversary Celebration.

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