Walt Disney World Under Tornado Watch As Strong Storms Approach

Orange County, home to most of the Walt Disney World Resort, is under a tornado watch this morning along with a number of other Florida counties as a strong storm system is slated to move through the area.

The tornado watch is in effect until 11:00 a.m., per the National Weather Service. The storms are expected to move through between 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. Guests inside of Walt Disney World parks should seek shelter during this time as heavy rains and wind are expected. Delays and closures of transportation systems like Disney Skyliner and monorail should be expected. Outdoor attractions may also close due to lightning or high winds.

A wind advisory is also in place for Orange County until 7:00 p.m. as sustained winds increase to 20-25 miles per hour with gusts up to 35 miles per hour.

As of 11:00 a.m., all outdoor attractions at the Magic Kingdom were down due to the storm.

UPDATE: The tornado watch has been extended to 1:00 p.m.

Stay tuned to for updates this morning as the weather unfolds.

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