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Hurricane Irma hits Orlando, but damage minimal

by Brittani Tuttle

Hurricane Irma swept through Orlando’s theme parks and attractions with minimal damage.

The worst of Hurricane Irma has come and gone through Florida, and left mostly minimal damage to Central Florida’s attractions and theme parks in her wake.

After a projected path heading toward Tampa, Fla., Irma took a turn to the East and the eyewall, the most powerful part of the storm, passed right over the theme parks in Orlando.

We asked for your photos from the resorts as the storm was passing through, and luckily the damage caused was mostly trees and scattered debris.

Debris covering Universal’s Cabana Bay Beach Resort. Photos by Heidi Tandy on Twitter.

Debris covering Universal’s Cabana Bay Beach Resort. Photos by Heidi Tandy on Twitter.

Debris covering Universal’s Cabana Bay Beach Resort. Photos by Heidi Tandy on Twitter.

Debris from the trees cover the pathways at Disney’s All Star Music Resort. Photos by Elisa Goldman Rodriguez on Twitter.

A fallen tree at Disney’s All Star Music Resort. Photos by Elisa Goldman Rodriguez on Twitter.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Debris from the trees cover the pathways at Disney’s All Star Music Resort. Photos by Elisa Goldman Rodriguez on Twitter.

 

Debris from the trees cover the pathways at Disney’s All Star Music Resort. Photos by Elisa Goldman Rodriguez on Twitter.

Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge needs only just a bit of cleanup after Hurricane Irma. Photos by @carackobama on Twitter.

Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge needs only just a bit of cleanup after Hurricane Irma. Photos by @carackobama on Twitter.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Trees and their limbs cover the pathways at Disney’s Port Orleans: French Quarter Resort. Photos by Stuart, Becky & Leo on Twitter.

Trees and their limbs cover the pathways at Disney’s Port Orleans: French Quarter Resort. Photos by Stuart, Becky & Leo on Twitter.

Trees and their limbs cover the pathways at Disney’s Port Orleans: French Quarter Resort. Photos by Stuart, Becky & Leo on Twitter.

Trees and their limbs cover the pathways at Disney’s Port Orleans: French Quarter Resort. Photos by Stuart, Becky & Leo on Twitter.

Trees and debris are down at Loews Royal Pacific Resort. Photos by Heather Moore Grayson on Facebook.

Trees and debris are down at Loews Royal Pacific Resort. Photos by Heather Moore Grayson on Facebook.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Universal’s Volcano Bay saw minimal damage from Hurricane Irma. Photos by Javier Lozano on Twitter.

Universal’s Volcano Bay saw minimal damage from Hurricane Irma. Photos by Javier Lozano on Twitter.

Universal’s Volcano Bay saw minimal damage from Hurricane Irma. Photos by Javier Lozano on Twitter.

The Home Run Hotel sign is missing a few letters at Disney’s All Star Sports Resort. Photo by Adrian Vasquez on Facebook.

A large tree is down at Loews Sapphire Falls Resort at Universal Orlando. Photo by Tara Kerr on Facebook.

A downed tree at Disney’s All Star Sports Resort. Photo by Theme Park Express on Twitter.

An uprooted tree at Disney’s Yacht Club. Photo by Darian Martinez on Facebook.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pirates Town Dinner Theater lost a section of their roofing during Hurricane Irma. Photo by @Teafortwotube on Twitter.

However, Hurricane Irma wasn’t stopping guests from having fun during their stays in the resorts. Characters were everywhere, from checking in guests to playing games in the arcades with guests.

Our reporters Jonathan and Elisa Goldman Rodriguez and their dog meeting Goofy and Pluto at Disney’s All Star Music Resort.

Our reporters Jonathan and Elisa Goldman Rodriguez and their dog meeting Goofy and Pluto at Disney’s All Star Music Resort.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Disney characters were ready to greet and entertain guests at Disney’s All Star Sports Resort. Photo by Emily Kate on Twitter.

Chip even helped check guests in at Disney’s Boardwalk Resort. Photo by Eric Karn on Twitter.

 

The Minions from Despicable Me were meeting at Universal’s Cabana Bay and Loews Sapphire Falls resorts during the hurricane. Photos by @bioreconstruct on Twitter.

The Minions from Despicable Me were meeting at Universal’s Cabana Bay and Loews Sapphire Falls resorts during the hurricane. Photos by @bioreconstruct on Twitter.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Arcade games in the Disney resorts were free to play for guests, and some of the characters even took their turns at giving the games a try.

Arcade games at the Disney resorts were on free play mode for guests to enjoy.

Mickey was trying his luck at the arcade games at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge. Photo by Brandi Duden on Twitter.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Currently, the theme parks and attractions in Orlando are closed, with most openings expected to begin on Tuesday. Check out our post here for the latest updates on theme park openings as they are announced, and follow us on Twitter, ‘like’ us on Facebook, and stay tuned to our website for more news in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma.

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