New Details Emerge Following Chemical Leak Scare at Disney World Resort

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New details have emerged following a chemical leak at a Disney World Resort hotel where an extensive evacuation occurred.

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Chemical Leak at Disney World Resort Leads to Evacuation

For those who missed the news yesterday, an unknown chemical leak occurred inside the Walt Disney World Resort, leading to the complete evacuation of all Disney guests. The Disney monorail system also ceased operations through the onsite hotel as police, fire, and rescue rushed onto the scene to assist.

The scary scene took place at Disney World’s Polynesian Village Resort. Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort is a four-star hotel at the Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. The resort has 847 rooms and suites and is located around the edges of the man-made Seven Seas Lagoon. It’s two stops from the Magic Kingdom via Disney’s free monorail and can be accessed by water taxi. The resort has a South Pacific theme and features:

  • A volcano-themed pool
  • Lively luaus
  • ten dining options, including character breakfasts and Polynesian luaus
  • A tiki bar with live music
  • Free nightly movie screenings
  • Boat rentals (surcharge)
  • A full-service spa (fee)
A wide shot as the sun sets on Disney's Polynesian Resort bungalows.
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Aside from this onsite resort, Disney also offers guests comprehensive options of various resort hotels that can accommodate families, couples, adults, and more. Here is a quick rundown of Disney World hotels:

  • Disney’s Contemporary Resort
  • Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa
  • Disney’s Wilderness Lodge
  • Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground
  • Disney’s BoardWalk Inn
  • Disney’s Yacht Club Resort
  • Disney’s Beach Club Resort
  • Disney’s Swan and Dolphin Resorts (These are not owned by Disney but are located on Disney property)
  • Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort
  • Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort
  • Disney’s Riviera Resort
  • Disney’s Old Key West Resort
  • Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa
  • Disney’s Pop Century Resort
  • Disney’s Art of Animation Resort
  • Disney’s All-Star Movies Resort
  • Disney’s All-Star Music Resort
  • Disney’s All-Star Sports Resort
  • Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge
  • Disney’s All-Star Movies Resort

Regarding the Polynesian Village Resort, new details have emerged following the chemical scare yesterday morning at this Disney hotel.

A wide shot view of the front entrance to the Disney Polynesian Village Resort at Disney World.
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No new details emerged yesterday throughout the situation until later when reports came out following the incident. But as of now, we have further information regarding the chemical leak and what happened that led to Wednesday’s chemical evacuation scare at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort.

According to a report from Orlando’s WESH2, crews were called out to Walt Disney World (WDW) after a possible chemical exposure, which ended up being a situation involving kitchen staff who mixed chemicals in the kitchen area, which resulted in some gases being exposed throughout the air, leading to an evacuation out of caution for the wellbeing of the guests and staff.

The report said the scene was cleared by 11 a.m. yesterday morning. Another piece of information from FOX 35 Orlando reported the same news that a Disney kitchen staff at the Polynesian Village mixed “two chemicals that should not have been mixed,” which was the original report given to news outlets by the fire department on the scene.

Thankfully, no one was injured or affected by the chemicals, and operations have resumed, including the Disney monorail system passing through the onsite Disney World hotel.

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