PHOTOS: See Amazing Aerial Photos of Empty Walt Disney World Resort Hotels During the Extended Parks Closure
As Walt Disney World remains closed for the longest period in the resort’s history, aerial photographers have been able to capture just what the Most Magical Place on Earth looks like without guests. Thanks to pilot Jonathan Michael Salazar on Facebook (also @ColombianPilot on Instagram), we’re able to show these photos of many of Walt Disney World’s resort hotels as you rarely see them.
With Disney Springs soon to reopen, these gates will soon greet guests looking for some fun at Walt Disney World for the first time in months.
Starting with the Magic Kingdom resorts, we say “aloha” to Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort! I wonder how Trader Sam is handling the lack of guests…
Next up is a rare look at Shades of Green, a resort for United States Armed Forces members and their families.
Moving on to Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort, if you look at the bottom towards the left, you can see the boats are docked, waiting for their next trip around Seven Seas Lagoon.
To the south of the resort are The Villas at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort and Disney’s Wedding Pavilion.
We then move across the lagoon to Disney’s Wilderness Lodge and Disney’s Contemporary Resort.
Hopefully, we’ll be able to check on the status of the fifth and sixth floors of the resort soon.
Across the water leading to Bay Lake is Disney’s Contemporary Resort…
…along with Bay Lake Tower. Can you spot the (not-so-) Hidden Mickey?
It really is strange to see the area without monorails running on the tracks.
As we fly over Disney’s All-Star Resorts, we can see that some of the parking lot is walled off between Music and Sports.
Here’s a better look at Disney’s All-Star Music Resort, with a brief glimpse of Movies on the left.
With the Grand Slam Pool at Disney’s All-Star Sports Resort closed, this has got to be the sunniest “rain delay” I’ve ever seen!
Here, you can see decor for basketball, tennis and football… all of them as currently inactive as the sports they represent.
As Florida starts to reopen, the stars may soon come out at the All-Star Resorts!
As we head towards the EPCOT Resorts Area, here’s a look at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort and Gran Destino Tower.
We’re flying over Disney’s BoardWalk Inn, with Disney’s Beach Club Resort just across Crescent Lake.
From the other angle, we can see a bit of EPCOT’s World Showcase, with The American Adventure in the top left corner.
Our final stops on this resort tour are the Walt Disney World Swan & Dolphin and their colorful exteriors.
Soon, the third resort in this complex will open, with construction moving steadily on The Cove.
And to close this out, we’d like to salute Jonathan Michael Salazar (who you can also find on Instagram at @TheDisneyPilot) for sharing his photos with us!