Disney World looks like a post-apocalyptic movie set after Hurricane Irma

Jack Shepherd

Following Hurricane Irma, Disney World in Florida has been left looking like a post-apocalyptic movie set.

While not quite comparing to Banksy’s Dismaland, the holiday resort was left battered and abandoned, trees having been toppled and rain flooding the park.

Thanks to large amounts of preparation and protective work, though, the main castle was left relatively unscathed, only looking unwelcoming thanks to the gray clouds in the background.

A spokesman said theme park would reopen soon, saying: “While we experienced high winds and rain, we maintained power throughout the storm.”

During the Hurricane — which has since been downgraded to a tropical storm — there were reports of electrical transformers exploding, but all operations are back up and running according to park officials.

The park and attached resorts take up approximately 25,000 acres of land southwest of Orlando, Florida, which was under curfew until early evening on 11 September.

With 20 million visitors last year and 73,000 employees at any given time, Disney World is a major source of revenue for the company, region, and state.

Universal Studios, also located in Orlando, is also set to reopen after a two-day closure and "relatively minor" damage according to a spokesperson.

Sea World in Orlando and Busch Gardens amusement park in Tampa Bay will remain closed until at least 13 September in order to clean up debris from the storm.

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