PHOTOS: EPCOT Reopens After Hurricane Ian

Hurricane Ian has left Florida and is on its way to the Carolinas. Walt Disney World theme parks were closed for two days due to the hurricane and are reopening today, September 30. New Park Pass reservations only opened to resort hotel guests and the parks have later opening times than usual. EPCOT opened at 9:00 a.m. for Early Theme Park Entry. All guests with reservations will be able to enter at 11:00 a.m.

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The pavilion logo flags were removed from their poles near the entrance to EPCOT and have not yet been returned.

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All attractions were open, including Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind, which opened its virtual queue as normal at 7:00 a.m.

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Not every EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival booth was open this morning. The Fry Basket was closed when we walked by.

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The canopy over the Test Track entrance was removed.

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There were some downed trees and scattered branches throughout the park.

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The purple martin bird houses were removed from their poles prior to the storm.

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The piece at the top of this column is slightly bent.

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World Showcase past the Norway and France Pavilions—which house Frozen Ever After and Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure—will open at 11:00 a.m.

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The reverse waterfall outside of the Imagination! Pavilion was not operating.

Tomorrow, October 1, 2022, is the 40th anniversary of EPCOT. We’re marking the anniversary with CELEBRATION 40.

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