PHOTOS: Aerial Images of an Empty Disney’s Animal Kingdom Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19) Closures at Walt Disney World
Walt Disney World is currently experiencing an unfortunate, yet historic time as for the first time ever, all of its parks have now been closed for over a week. Yes, that includes all four parks: Magic Kingdom, EPCOT, Disney’s Hollywood Studios, Disney’s Animal Kingdom. All resorts and transportation have also closed and/or come to a standstill due to concerns over the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
We did our best to cover what was accessible on the ground leading up to the full closure, but when it comes to aerial photos, no one does it like our friend @bioreconstruct, who’s taken to the skies to cover the closure from a birds-eye view. (For more amazing aerial photography of all Disney Parks and beyond, make sure you check out his page and give him a follow for some very unique content!) Let’s take you around and show you a rare look into some now-empty parks. We’ve already covered Magic Kingdom and EPCOT, but now we’re taking the chopper over to the wild side: Disney’s Animal Kingdom.
Parking and Entrance:
First off, we have an eerie sight of a fully empty parking lot. Not one van or tram in action!
A barn full of rafts for the attraction can be seen here on the left.
Moving over to the safari, it seems oddly desolate, but given that these were taken on a hot, sunny day, it’s likely that the animals are hidden under the shaded shelter of the shrubbery.
Here, we see the one instance of human activity at the park: this Cast Member is seen running maintenance on the safari. Note the flamboyance of flamingos huddled by the center of their island.
And lastly, we leave you with this adorable sight of two (according to @bioreconstruct, three if you look very closely) elephants on the savanna. Thankfully for these guys, it’s just another day… albeit an oddly quiet one.