Aerial Photos of Empty Walt Disney World Theme Parks During Coronavirus (COVID-19) Closure

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, 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.

Magic Kingdom

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 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.

Mike is the owner and writer for Visiting the parks daily allows him to keep up with the latest Disney news, reviews, and photos from around the Disney Parks

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  1. I heard Disney World released the college program students and informed them Saturday they have to move out of the campus apartments by Wednesday. Some of these students do not have anywhere to go and some are even international students.

  2. Who takes care of the animals at the Kingdom during all this while this is closed. Do people stay there to make sure they taken care of?


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