PHOTOS: See Breathtaking Aerial Photos of Disney’s Animal Kingdom 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 share these photos Disney’s Animal Kingdom as it awaits its next adventurers.
In this photo, the parking lots are completely empty, a rare sight to see (at least in the daytime).
I think it’s absolutely shocking to see how completely nondescript the Tree of Life looks from above. It’s an eye-catching wonder from ground level, but aside from the color of the leaves, it seems to blend in completely with the surrounding foliage.
Above, you can see Pandora – The World of Avatar, and the massive show building for Avatar Flight of Passage and Na’vi River Journey.
While guests may be kept away from Kilimanjaro Safaris, the animals still enjoy the savanna under the supervision of the essential cast members that take care of them.
Meanwhile, the safari trucks remain parked backstage.
As we head to Asia, we see the foreboding presence of Expedition Everest and the Yeti that dwells there.
Much like a day at Disney’s Animal Kingdom, we’re closing out with a look at the seating along Discovery River that hosts guests for Rivers of Light: We Are One. Here’s hoping that people will be able to witness the spectacle and wonder of the park very soon.
Once again, we’d like to thank Jonathan Michael Salazar (who you can also find on Instagram at @TheDisneyPilot) for his photos!