Visitors to Florida were forced to wade through ankle-deep water after the Walt Disney World Resort was hit by flash flooding on Monday.
Video footage began to appear on social media showing guests making their way through flooded streets.
A video, recorded at Disney Studios in Hollywood, showed guests frolicking in the water, ready to make the most of their trip whatever the weather conditions.
BBC Weather presenter Sara Thornton happened to be visiting the theme park and posted images of the submerged streets on her Twitter page.
“Flash flooding at Walt Disney World at Disney Park’s Hollywood Studios tonight. A cast member said he would never see the likes [of this] in 17 years”, she wrote in the caption.
While some guests can be seen in raincoats walking quickly and carefully through the water, others can be seen in shirts and tops dancing and playing in the water.
Publish a second videoshe captioned it: “More footage of a very wet Walt Disney World at Disney Park Hollywood Studios after a very intense band of thunderstorms moved into Florida.”
Another park guest recorded people walking in the pouring rain when the streets were already flooded.
Twitter user Ed Holmstrom captioned the video: “Lake Buena Vista beat the Tri-State area tonight. We weren’t expecting 3 inches of rain at Hollywood Studios.”
Images by TikTok user PagingMrMorrow, filmed in heavy rain, have also proven popular. His video, posted Monday evening, has been viewed more than 1.6 million times and garnered more than 170,000 likes and 2,500 comments. You can see it here.
The video was captioned with the title “best day of my life” as it showed him recording himself standing in the rain while Walt Disney’s theme song played. He was also able to capture images of children running, jumping and playing in the rain.
Another user, Adrian Takes Disney, joked about the situation in a video that has been viewed over 400,000 times.
“Let’s just say Disney World has a new water park located on Hollywood Boulevard,” he captioned.
While no severe weather is forecast, rain is desperately needed in central Florida due to the drought conditions it has recently faced, according to a Fox 35 report.
“We really welcomed the rain in the area. We really needed it,” meteorologist Brook Garner told Fox 35.
“The bottom line is that we’ll rinse and repeat the next few days as we have warm weather on the way with highs around the 90s the next two days.”
Disney has not announced whether heavy rain or flooding will affect Tuesday’s operations.
Newsweek has contacted Disney World Florida for comment.