Visitors at Magic Kingdom today are facing a stormy vacation day. Nearby residents and Guests at all four Walt Disney World Resort theme parks have been experiencing a high volume of lightning and hail as electrical storms pass through the area.
As of 4 p.m. on June 15, there are 13 Magic Kingdom rides temporarily closed due to the ongoing storms.
Storms Take Down 13 Magic Kingdom Rides
An unlucky 13 rides have gone down, a slight improvement from the reported 16 downed attractions earlier in the day. Most of the indoor theme park attractions have remained in working order. It is not unusual for these outdoor rides not to run in heavy rain, or even for some to stay closed once the storm has passed (such as the Tomorrowland Speedway’s racetrack).
The rides that were down as of 4 p.m. local time today are:
- Splash Mountain
- Big Thunder Mountain Railroad
- Tom Sawyer Island Barges
- Magic Carpets
- Jungle Cruise
- Swiss Family Treehouse
- Liberty Square Riverboat
- Seven Dwarfs Mine Train
- Dumbo the Flying Elephant
- The Barnstormer
- Tomorrowland Speedway
- Astro Orbiter
- Walt Disney’s Carousel of Progress
The storm radar can be seen with lots of activity over Florida in general, central Florida notwithstanding.
Guests on Bay Lake residing at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge took video from their hotel, showing the gushing rain that apparently only lasted 10 minutes before the sunshine took over. Storm and lightning spurts like this are not unusual for summer in Florida, especially as early June brings a very rainy season each year. An Instagram user with the handle of @DisneyRun4Fun shared a video on her feed of the intense rain:
“Nothing like a sudden Florida rainstorm to create a waterfall at Wilderness Lodge! About 10 minutes after this it was sunny and like nothing had ever happened! […]”
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If you are at Walt Disney World Resort today, check the My Disney Experience app for the latest updates regarding ride and attraction availability.
Which of these rides is your favorite? Tell us in the comments below!
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