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Sinkhole: Disney World Resort Reopens Despite Danger [Video]

A Disney World sinkhole in Florida is said to have stopped and the Disney World resort called Summer Bay is reopening.

As previously reported by The Inquisitr, the sinkhole at Disney World was devastating, with residents fleeing for their lives during the night:

“All of us were like deer in headlights. You don’t see a building every day twisting around like it was in a vortex and coming down around you, and seeing the room you would have slept in with three toddlers sink 50 feet into the ground and then two floors collapsing on top of them.”

The Disney World sinkhole destroyed an entire building with 24 units. Disney World resort residents only had 10 to 15 minutes before the entire building collapsed. Some residents literally escaped with just their skin intact, running into the night completely naked. Two neighboring buildings have been evacuated due to the possibility of damage to structural integrity.

As might be expected, the Disney World sinkhole is causing a number of cancellations at Summer Bay resort. Disney World executives claim the Disney World sinkhole is not growing any larger. They are encouraging their 4,500 guests to return to Summer Bay, promising “there’s no reason to believe that it’s going to expand or it’s going to grow.”

Experts say the size of the Disney World sinkhole is unusual and “doesn’t happen often.” The area around Disney World is built on a foundation of limestone. Underground rivers in caverns slowly eat away at the bedrock, causing the sudden sinkholes above ground.

Do you think the resort should reopen so soon after the Disney World sinkhole?

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8 Responses to “Sinkhole: Disney World Resort Reopens Despite Danger [Video]”

  1. Patrick Pedneault

    What a bad report. This resort is 10 minutes drive outside the gates of Disney. It is not a Disney resort, it is not on WDW grounds.