Earlier this week, it rained so much at TRON Lightcycle Coaster–all but gone!, that Cinderella Castle disappeared. And all that work on the
If you’re familiar at all with the near Orlando, Florida, surely you’re also familiar with the prevalence of in the parks. And we’re not just talking about those April showers that bring May flowers.
is located in where the climate is humid subtropical. The area sees an average of just over 50 inches of each year. The average in the United States is approximately 32 inches of per year. And while it’s predominantly rainy in from May to October, it’s not uncommon to encounter –and sometimes torrential downfalls–during any month of the year.
There is a “tale as old as time,” otherwise known as a the . myth, that Disney has somehow found a way to control the at
Perhaps Imagineers developed and patented a way for “seeing-eye” Cast Members perched high up in invisible, magical towers to foresee potential events before they happen, thus rendering them able to head off spring storms before they hit unsuspecting in the parks.
Perhaps before Walt died, he shared with those closest to him a special tool with a button that, when activated, would put a giant, protective dome over the entirety of the park, and then the idea was patented and is now used in the Disney Sunshine State theme parks.
But so far–after more than 50 years–the doesn’t seem to have stopped from visiting the Most Magical Place on Earth, and that’s easy to see.
The is experiencing seasons of exceptional attendance. (That’s code for “it’s very crowded.”) Thanks to changes in park capacities announced earlier this year by The Company’s CFO, as well as the beloved (typed with sarcasm) Park Pass Reservation System, which now penalizes at California’s Disneyland Resort, the crowds at mean that if you want to visit, you’ll need to be a pre-planner for sure.
With thrilling rides, exciting attractions, beloved Disney characters, exceptional offerings in dining experiences, and more, is the go-to destination for family vacations, but the can put a damper on things at times.
Earlier this week, an online video documented just how strong some of the rainstorms can be at the .
Posted by DisneyParksDIY, the video begins, before the does, with a view of the construction progress at the TRON Lightcycle Run . But the next part of the video taken after the started to fall documents an evacuation from the PeopleMover and seems to show just how heavy the precipitation can be in .
It’s so heavy, Cinderella Castle disappears!
Now you see it, now you don’t! Cinderella Castle is barely visible through the drapery of rainfall in the video, and Tomorrowland is flooded, as it parts of Fantasyland.
It’s an interesting sight, but again, the doesn’t seem to be ridding the parks of . (They’re probably all inside Starbucks or Casey’s Corner at Main Street, U.S.A., inside Pinocchio Haus at Fantasyland, or inside Columbia Harbour House at Liberty Square–just a few of the spots that can keep Guests dry for a few minutes until the rain stops.)