Hurricane Irma passes over Disney World as Category 2 storm

The core of Hurricane Irma passed over Walt Disney World about 1:40 a.m. Monday, Sept. 11 bringing wind gusts up to 110 mph.

The storm was originally predicted to go up the east coast of Florida, then moved across the state and started heading up the Florida Keys and the west coast of Florida, before again veering to a new course, the center of the state.

A wind gust map showing the harshest winds from Hurricane Irma 
as it passed over Walt Disney World. 

The storm extended outwards up 415 miles engulfing the entire state of Florida.

That path took it over Disney World and the other attractions, including Universal and Sea World, as a Category 2 storm. News 13 reported a 90 mph wind gust at the Contemporary Resort on Disney property.

Earlier in the evening there was a report of down trees at the Polynesian Village Resort. While Disney World closed down all of its theme parks Sunday and Monday (Sept. 10 and Sept 11) and plans to reopen for business Tuesday, Sept. 12.

While the parks were closed the resorts remained open providing entertainment to the guests and refuge for those evacuating areas of the state.

One star who helped entertain people at the resort and went out to a local shelter was “Frozen” star Kristen Bell.

There were no reports of outages at the resort, Disney has its on power supply.