First, if you’re going to the parks this week, please keep the cast members in your thoughts. Many of them have had damage to their homes or their families homes but they are still reporting to work to make sure you have a pleasant Disney day.
This is from a cast member who works at Disney’s Animal Kingdom. Looks like the park was set to open on Saturday, but further inspection revealed too much damage to clean up.
Dinoland was completely trashed. So was Africa, from what I hear. Supposedly they couldn’t even get the trucks onto the safari! Cleanup had just begun in the camp. Several small-ish trees were down there. Around 9:00 it was decided that the park would not be safe enough to open at noon.
[At MGM] Noticed two big trees down near the Brown Derby. The branches had been cut off, leaving two giant logs. Apparently there was damage at Indiana Jones, causing the show to be shortened….. Only the opening scene was performed, but more showtimes were added.
As for the rumors about the Tree of Life blowing over this guy says it is just fine. (via)
Also reported was some slight structural damage to the outdoor queue at Epcot’s Test Track.