Disney World guests are in for an unexpected water park experience amid a spate of severe thunderstorms that have battered Orlando, Florida for the past few days.
Customers at Disney World’s Epcot and Magic Kingdom have had to take cover — and in some cases even be caught on camera wading through knee-deep water, according to Inside the Magic.
The Disney Blog posted videos and photos of soaked customers, many of them children, trudging through the flood waters.
Video from a Disney World guest showed an ominous, darkened sky flickering as lightning signaled an impending heavy rain to descend on the park Tuesday night.
Another customer captured the aftermath of the storm on camera, photographing a river with murky, brown water at Disney World’s Epcot.
Disney World guests captured visitors trudging through the stagnant water, past abandoned walkers while others ducked for cover.
The Magic Kingdom was also hit, with a guest posting a video of herself hiding until the thunder, lightning and downpour subsided.
Although flash flooding is common in Florida, one guest commented on the video that this summer’s storms were unusually bad.
“It went on all night, rain and thunder subsided, but then it was crazy lightning all night,” the user wrote.
Also trapped inside the Magic were soaked guests adorning plastic ponchos who fled the park as lights flashed in the sky overhead. The blog noted that even worse flooding is on the horizon for Disney World.
Rainfall in Florida has increased 28% since 1958, according to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and that trend is only expected to continue, according to the website.
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