You can fly: Get a bird’s eye view into a deserted Walt Disney World

Central Florida pilot flies over the happiest place on earth

Photo: Jonathan Michael Salazar
Photo: Jonathan Michael Salazar

ORLANDO, Fla. – We think it’s safe to say that we’re all missing some aspect of Disney right now.

For some, the closest we can get is by car, and the view really isn’t that spectacular.

But one Central Florida pilot was given the opportunity to fly over the happiest place on earth and give us the view we’ve been waiting on.

“This may be a once-in-a-lifetime occurrence,” Jonathan Michael Salazar, a Central Florida pilot wrote on Facebook.

Disney parks have a temporary flight restriction that limits pilots from flying within 3,000 feet of any of the parks.

But with Disney parks in the U.S. closed due to the coronavirus pandemic, some pilots have been granted permission by local air traffic control to fly over the deserted theme parks.

“This past weekend, I was able to fly through the Disney TFR Airspace (with permission) as low as 1,500 feet AGL and capture these shots,” Salazar wrote on Facebook. “I hope this will bring some joy to everyone currently in quarantine and missing the beloved parks.”

Seeing an empty Disney World has become a common sight to most of us during quarantine.