Florida is known for its sporadic summer downpours so when visiting Walt Disney World during the months of May through September (and sometimes longer), Guests should prepare for scattered thunderstorms nearly every day.
Though the weather can sometimes interrupt plans (For example, the theme parks will shut down certain attractions and shows due to lightning in the area), the bright side about witnessing thunderstorms at Disney World is that sometimes you can capture incredible aspects of Mother Nature.
For example, when recently visiting Walt Disney World, a few Guests were able to snap photos of lightning strikes over different parts of the Orlando Resort.
First, Reddit user, Traviscat, posted a photo showing lightning strikes near the Monorail station at Ticket and Transportation Center along with the caption:
A little rain, a little lightning, and some monorails tonight.
And Matt Devitt, with WINK Weather, shared a photo taken by Abbi-Neale Underwood to Facebook showing lightning near Spaceship Earth in EPCOT along with the caption:
⚡️ FLORIDA LIGHTNING! ⚡️
Awesome shot last night from Orlando showing a strike across the night sky above Epcot!
Credit: Abbi-Neale Underwood
⚡️ FLORIDA LIGHTNING! ⚡️Awesome shot last night from Orlando showing a strike across the night sky above Epcot! Credit: Abbi-Neale Underwood
If you are visiting Walt Disney World during one of Florida’s thunderstorms, please keep in mind that attractions can close down due to lightning in the area, as well as heavy winds and rain, so be sure to pay attention to the My Disney Experience app to see when each attraction is safely running again.
Additionally, if there is lightning in the area, it is important to seek shelter to remain as safe as possible until the storms pass.
Have you ever witnessed lightning strikes in Disney World? Were you able to capture Mother Nature on camera? Let us know in the comments below.