Hurricane Dorian is now barreling towards Disney World

Hurricane Dorian is now barreling towards Disney World

On Sunday, the mightiest storm on record to hit the Bahamas started blowing off roofs, flipping cars, and causing extreme flooding. Hurricane Dorian is, in fact, the second-strongest Atlantic hurricane since records began, with destructive winds of up to 165mph (270km/h).

The category 5 hurricane is set to spread to Orlando and other cities in Florida, particularly around the coast, on Wednesday morning, according to current predictions.

Considering Disney World - which attracts dozens of millions of people a year - is located in Orlando, there are fears that visiting the world-famous entertainment park anytime soon could be dangerous.

Visitors have been flocking to Disney World for their brand new Star Wars land attraction, Galaxy's Edge:

The powerful storm has already claimed one life - that of a seven-year-old boy - and so fears about visiting the city are valid.

The National Hurricane Center has warned:

"Life-threatening storm surges and dangerous hurricane-force winds are expected along portions of the Florida east coast through mid-week, and storm surge and hurricane warnings are in effect. Only a slight deviation to the left of the official forecast would bring the core of Dorian near or over the Florida east coast. Residents should listen to the advice given by local emergency officials."

Take a closer look inside Disney World's new theme park, Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge:

Disney World was still operating as usual on the weekend, despite warnings of impending "life-threatening" weather conditions.

"Walt Disney World Resort is operating under normal conditions," A Disney spokesperson said. "We are closely monitoring the path of the projected weather, as nothing is more important than the safety of our guests and cast members."

As of now, the park is open, but visitors should continue checking the website for updates.