Photos Show Disney World Like We’ve Never Seen It Before—Completely Empty

This is a bizarre sight.

If you ever traveled to Walt Disney World before the coronavirus pandemic, you know how crowded it gets. As someone who adores Disney World, I have often dreamed of what the parks and resorts would look like without anyone there. One photographer recently had a rare experience to capture photos of a deserted Walt Disney World while it was closed to the public (parts of Disney World are slated to reopen on May 20).

Pilot and photographer Jonathan Michael Salazar received permission to fly over Walt Disney World, despite its restricted airspace status. Salazar’s goal was to show the world what one of the busiest tourist attractions in the world looks like when no one is there. And the photos are surreal.

His tour took him to all the parks and most of the resorts, starting with the highway known as World Drive where the iconic entrance gate to the theme parks and resorts awaits visitors.

As Salazar posted, it’s “unreal” to see the roadway completely empty.