With Disney World being located in Orlando, Florida, one of the best features is that the parks can be open all year round because of the typically hot climate and lack of snow in the winter. However, Florida does come with its challenges when it comes to weather.
It might not get too cold in sunny Central Florida, but it can get very humid and tends to see lots of tropical storms, lightning, and at times, hurricanes — Guests visiting Walt Disney World Resort should always come ready and prepared for all types of weather.
Just yesterday, high winds ripped through all of Disney World and had umbrellas blowing from tables, twigs flying off trees (I speak from experience!), and as we reported, there was even some damage at Disney’s Animal Kingdom with full trees being knocked over. That being said, today seems like Elsa had a hand in the weather, and it may be worse as the storms rage on.
The Weather Channel (@weatherchannel) reported that:
#Severe thunderstorm watch is in effect until 4 pm for parts of Florida. Wind gusts to 75 mph, hail to 1.5″ diameter and a tornado or two are possible.
— The Weather Channel (@weatherchannel) April 11, 2021
As a point of reference, the fastest ride at Walt Disney World is Test Track in EPCOT, and the winds that will be swirling today are about 10 mph faster than the attraction. There are also possible tornados, so please be on the lookout while you are hanging out with Mickey Mouse today.
The good thing about being at Disney World during any storm is that their resorts are built to withstand some of the most powerful! Staying in a Disney Resort room means that you are getting the best shot at protection, and you have access to backup generators so even if others experience a power outage, Disney often can keep the lights on.
Have you ever been to Disney World during a storm? Let us know below!