SoCal Earthquakes Felt at Disneyland and the Internet Was There for It!

Disneyland Resort was not unscathed by the earthquakes that have affected the Southern California region over the last few days. A quick look around social media shows that many guests at the Anaheim theme parks felt the quakes, the most recent one (on July 5 at 11:19 p.m. Pacific time) a 7.1 magnitude.

This guest tweeted later: “We ended up evacuating on foot. Walking around inside the ride with the lights on was so cool! I would have recorded it but they made us hold on to the railing the whole time. After we got off, we got to walk around backstage but they asked us not to record that.”

The temblor was felt all over the theme parks, as attractions were closed and evacuated.

Predictably, some reacted to the scary situation with humor:

Not everyone was as understanding, though, about the ride closures.

You can see a collection of videos taken during the earthquakes from around the region on CNET.

There have been three more quakes with magnitudes of 5 or greater following Friday night’s. One was a 5.5 magnitude, two were 5.4. They all occurred within the first hour after the 7.1 quake.

According to CNN, seismologists estimate the probability for another magnitude 7 quake within the next week is 3 percent. There is a 27 percent chance for a magnitude 6 within the next week.

Were you at Disneyland during the earthquake this past weekend? What did you experience? Let us know with a comment below!

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Debra Martin Koma wrote about food, travel and lifestyle issues for a number of local and national publications before she fell in love with Walt Disney World on her first visit — when she was 34! She's returned to her Laughing Place more times than she can count in the ensuing years, and enthusiastically shares her passion with readers of AllEars.Net and AllEars®. Deb also co-authored (along with Deb Wills) PassPorter's Open Mouse for Walt Disney World and the Disney Cruise Line, a travel guide designed for all travelers to Walt Disney World who may require special attention, from special diets to mobility issues.

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One Reply to “SoCal Earthquakes Felt at Disneyland and the Internet Was There for It!”

  1. Went on Keys to the Kingdom tour at WDW many moons ago. When we got to Space Mountain lights were doing some PM or something. All that steel and stuff exposed scared me half to death, and I vowed then and there I would NEVER EVER go on that ride! Easy vow to keep!