As you very likely know by now, Walt Disney World is closed. As of publish time, Walt Disney World will be closed through March 31, 2020, but new guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention suggests the parks could be closed longer than that.
While we aren’t able to report from inside the park, BlogMickey.com will continue to strive to bring you the latest Disney Parks news and photos during the closure of the theme parks, however long that might be. To that end, we took to the skies over Walt Disney World this morning to capture extremely rare aerial photos of empty Walt Disney World theme parks during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) closure.
Instead of walking right down the middle of Main Street USA, we’ve got an aerial photo right down the middle of Main Street USA.
Here’s a closer look at Cinderella Castle and the Partners Statue in an empty hub. Just last night, thousands of guests were packed into this area to watch the Happily Ever After nighttime fireworks show.
Epcot was a little bit more difficult to shoot given the cloudiness of the skies as we passed over, but we have a nearly straight down photo of the central spine area that is undergoing a massive transformation.
Disney’s Hollywood Studios
The glitz and glamour of Hollywood is temporarily put on hold. In the photos below, you can see an empty Hollywood Boulevard and Disney’s newest attraction – Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway. It really is amazing to see this park empty after the masses that we’re use to seeing flood the park every morning to ride Rise of the Resistance.
Disney’s Animal Kingdom
While it is arguably the most beautiful Walt Disney World theme park from the ground, Disney’s Animal Kingdom is incredibly lush from the air. Here’s a look at the front of the park and the area in front of the iconic Tree of Life.
At BlogMickey.com we’ll continue to bring you the latest Disney Parks news through the closure of the theme parks. This is an unprecedented move by Disney, and we will be there to cover it every step of the way.