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Saturday, August 14, 2004
Follow-up: Disneyworld vs. Hurricane Charley
This is a picture of Goofy mere hours before Charley hit Florida.
This is a picture of Goofy during Charley.
OK, not really. So how did Disney's parks fare against the storm of the century? They didn't quite take the beating that Universal's did. While Hurricane Charley managed to knock down a few tiles and uproot a number of trees, the rides in both company's parks were up and running by noon today (EST). BOR-ING!
As mentioned yesterday, I was hoping for a little theme park Schadenfreude to help make my weekend workday a little less dull. You know, footage of the Magic Kingdom in chaos. Spires flying off of Cinderella's castle and shots of flying Dumbo ride carts bouncing off the side of Space Mountain. The teacups floating in the Jungle Cruise, or, shucks even crosspollination- parts of Universal's Islands of Adventure blown into the middle of Fantasyland would have made great cable news fodder.
Oh well, these will have to do. One visitor took pictures from around Disneyworld before, during and after the storm (see above). A full-time resident also posted these shots from around the parks. Nothing too exciting, signs tied down, people playing in pools as storm clouds gather, others in ponchos, but they're definitely worth a peek.
Gracias, Disney Blog, gracias.