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New Aerial Images of Walt Disney World

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Twitter user @bioreconstruct has given us a Tinkerbell’s eye view of Walt Disney World as it is now with its social distance protocols. So, lets take a look at these aerial images.

PLEASE NOTE: Original captions for the photos below will be provided (find at the bottom of article). This will allow you, the reader, to know what you’re looking at. Disney’s Animal Kingdom does not feature in this round of aerial photos.

Magic Kingdom

EPCOT

Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Water Park – Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon

Resort Hotels (Area Hotels Included)

Other – Disney Springs & More

Find more aerial photos here.


Photo Captions

Magic Kingdom 

  • Image #1: Aerial photo of Cinderella Castle in new colours for the 50th anniversary of Walt Disney World.  
  • Image #2: Aerial photo of Magic Kingdom. It might seem like the camera is right in front of the park. It is actually south of the Polynesian, and 3000 feet up.
  • Image #3: Aerial photo of Magic Kingdom new dock is under construction. Also Tron, next to Space Mountain.
  • Image #4: Aerial view of the Hub and Main Street, U.S.A. at Magic Kingdom. Zoom in to spot the horse drawn trolley. Also seen is the Main Street bypass used during mix-in on event nights, and on very busy days like New Years Eve.
  • Image #5: Aerial photo of Fantasyland.
  • Image #6: Aerial view of Rivers of America. Show buildings of Small World and Haunted Mansion at left. Splash Mountain show building at right. RunDisney half marathon and marathon courses run out of Magic Kingdom on bridge lower right.
  • Image #7: Aerial photo of Splash Mountain.
  • Image #8: Aerial view of Big Thunder Mountain Railroad.
  • Image #9: Aerial photo of Space Mountain and outdoor portion of Tron. Yellow arrow shows a large concrete support that was cast months ago. It would appear that a walkway is being formed connecting Storybook Circus.
  • Image #10: Aerial photo of Magic Kingdom entrance plaza, with new dock under construction.
  • Image #11: Wide aerial photo of Magic Kingdom with centre a view down Main Street, U.S.A. toward the park entrance.

EPCOT

  • Image #1: Aerial overview of EPCOT.
  • Image #2: Aerial overview of EPCOT.
  • Image #3: Aerial overview of EPCOT.
  • Image #4: Aerial view of the EPCOT Italy pavilion.
  • Image #5: Aerial overview of EPCOT, from Soarin’ to Japan pavilion. Zoom in and there are small arrows showing routing of two different backstage routing commonly used in runDisney races.
  • Image #6: A distant aerial look at EPCOT.

Disney’s Hollywood Studios

  • Image #1: Aerial overview of Disney’s Hollywood Studios.  
  • Image #2 Aerial overview of Sunset Blvd in Disney’s Hollywood Studios.
  • Image #3: Aerial view of the physically distanced line for Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway. Arrow at the start of the line, which eventually reaches the umbrellas, before entering the theater lobby.
  • Image #4: Aerial view of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge. Zoom in and you might spot physically distanced lines for Millennium Falcon and Oga’s Cantina.
  • Image #5: Aerial view of Star Wars Galactic Starcruiser (hotel) relative to Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge (SWGE). SWGE guests go on shore excursions to Batuu via theme shuttle with views of the planet.
  • Image #6: Aerial overview of Toy Story Land.
  • Image #7: Aerial view of Fantasmic, drained for maintenance.

Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon

  • Image #1: Aerial view of Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon, still closed due to the pandemic.

Resort Hotels (Area Hotels Included)

  • Image #1: Wide aerial photo of landmarks in Magic Kingdom resort area.
  • Image #2: At the centre of this aerial photo is construction of The Cove. A new Marriott in the EPCOT resort area. At top, Gran Destino tower of Disney’s Coronado Springs. Currently in the NBA bubble. Walt Disney World Swan in foreground, also a Marriott.
  • Image #3: Aerial view of Disney’s Riviera Resort
  • Image #4: Aerial overview of Disney’s POP Century and Art of Animations Resorts. A Disney Skyliner station is at the bridge over the centre of the lake.
  • Image #5: Aerial look at some of Saratoga Springs Resort. At centre, construction site, likely a room refurbishment in progress.
  • Image #6: Aerial overview of Grand Floridian. Also seen are Disney’s Wedding Pavilion and Luau Cove. At left, the new walkway to MK.
  • Image #7: Aerial photo from 3000 feet of Disney’s Riviera Resort, Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort, Disney Skyliner Caribbean Beach station, and the Bonnet Creek Resort area.

Other – Disney Springs & More

  • Image #1: Aerial photo of Disney Springs.
  • Image #2: Aerial photo of Disney Transport Maintenance. Monorail trains and steam trains are serviced here.
  • Image #3: This aerial photo shows how physical distancing works in EPCOT parking. Sometimes WDW parks do a back-fill of the every-other spacing. Also seen, current state of the East section of grass parking, and remain construction staging. Grass parking used on very busy days.
  • Image #4: Aerial view of Walt Disney World North Service area. Some backstage tours take you inside the largest building. Also seen is the round house for monorail trains and steam trains. Note many buses transferring Cast Members with physical distancing between CM parking and Utilidor.
  • Image #5: Aerial view of parking at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. Most guest vehicles are widely-spaced, in the large section centre. Medical parking is close to the park entrance. Cast Member parking partially seen lower left.

Stay tuned to this particular article as we will continue to update with new photos produced by the Twitter user.

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