Hurricane Jeanne Walt Disney World damage report
The Living Seas Pavilion at Epcot experiences water damage
The Walt Disney World Resort survived the devastating Hurricane Jeanne with minor damage, and the resort's theme parks reopened today after being closed on Sunday.
The resort theme parks reopened Monday with minor damages and a few closures due to heavy rain and high winds.
A Walt Disney World media representative said the parks experienced "minimal horticultural damage" that did not prevent the parks from reopening today. The Walt Disney World Resort also confirmed that the property maintained power throughout Hurricane Jeanne.
The Living Seas pavilion at Epcot did not reopen Monday with the rest of Epcot. The Living Seas attraction, which simulates a research base at the bottom of the ocean, sustained water damage. The pavilion is expected to reopen on Tuesday.
There had been rumors that the roof of The Living Seas pavilion had become unstable during the last hurricane due to high winds and that it would not last through another heavy storm. It has been reported that the roof damage let in a lot of water into the attraction, preventing the Epcot pavilion from reopening to the public.
Other structures around the Walt Disney World Resort may have been weakened after Hurricane Charley and Hurricane Frances, both of which ravaged the resort with high winds and heavy rain before Hurricane Jeanne, the third to strike Walt Disney World, hit Central Florida.
This is the worst hurricane season ever endured by the Walt Disney World Resort,
In addition, contrary to earlier reports, Typhoon Lagoon did not reopen
Monday. Fort Wilderness remains closed as well. Fort Wilderness Resort
and Campground and Typhoon Lagoon water park are expected to reopen
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