Social media began to stir on Tuesday evening, January 4, of reports that Walt Disney World Resort was experiencing a power outage around the Magic Kingdom Resort area which includes Disney’s Contemporary Resort, Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort, Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort, Disney’s Wilderness Lodge Resort, and Disney’s Fort Wilderness. One Disney blogger captured a video of the Magic Kingdom Resort power outage.
Fox35Orlando reported on January 4, 2022, “Social media was abuzz on Tuesday night about reports of the Magic Kingdom going dark. People were tweeting and posting on Facebook and Instagram about a power outage that reportedly shut down the monorail, ferryboats, and some Magic Kingdom Resort hotels near the Seven Seas Lagoon.”
At the time of the reported power outage, Disney Dining was dining at California Grill at Disney’s Contemporary Resort. The Disney Resort restaurant did not experience any power outages and there were ferry boats and monorails operating as far as the diner could see. We suspect this means the reports of the ferry boats and monorail shutting down were very temporary.
There is however video and photo of the power outage hitting social media from one Disney Resort Hotel – Disney’s Wilderness Lodge. @DoleWhip71 took to Twitter on January 4, just after 6 pm to share a brief video taken of Geyser Point Bar & Grill at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge Resort noting, “Contemporary, fort, poly, gf, and wilderness lodge have lost power according to CMs. Emergency lights are on at WL.” Check out the video in the tweet below:
Further comment from @DoleWhip71 says, “Transportation has been told to not take Guests to resorts per a captain of boat.” Another tweet from @dizhiz65 shows a picture of Disney’s Wilderness Lodge Resort with the note, “Power outage at Disney…”
According to reports, the power went out around 6:00 pm on January 4 and was restored before 10:00 pm. There has been no update from Disney yet as to why the power outage took place.