BREAKING: Disney’s Yacht Club Resort Being Evacuated After Possible Lightning Strike

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We are recieving various reports from guests staying at Disney’s Yacht Club Resort that they are being evacuated after the fire alarm starting going off resort-wide after a potential lighting strike hit the building.

Reports state “a loud thunder sound” was heard that shook the building followed by the fire alarm going off. Rumblings around the resort from Cast Members are that the resort was struck by lightning. Firefighters have since arrived on the scene and guests are waiting out the situation in the adjacent convention center.

We don’t currently have any more information on this breaking story, but we will keep you posted as we find out more.

Below are photos and video from social media of the ongoing evacuation:

Photos courtesy of @Mikeytonery

Update 5/15 @ 4:12PM: Guests staying at Disney’s Yacht Club Resort have informed us that they were allowed back to their rooms but as soon as that was instructed, another lightning struck nearby causing the fire alarm to go off again. Guests have been informed if strikes continue, they may have to evacuate the resort.

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Jose Castillo

Jose has been going to Walt Disney World since he was only a couple of months old and in 2015, he moved to Orlando to be closer to the magic. Jose has been part of WDWNT on and off since 2008. In his spare time, he spends his time at the parks, tweeting nonsense, watching anime, and more.

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  • It can be annoying, but Disney tends to take the “better safe than sorry” attitude. When I worked at WDW I remember several times being in MK at night and hearing a ride got evac-ed after sparks from the fireworks set leaves on fire on top of the building. There was never any real damage and the danger was very very small, but Disney doesn’t take chances. Hopefully it’s just a case of making sure everything is 110% ok at the Yacht Club Resort today!

  • It was definitely a lightning strike. Here now at boardwalk. We were in the room when it hit across the water. Sounded even closer. Fire alarms went off right after the strike.

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