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.
apparently there was an earthquake while we were on space mountain so they stopped it mid ride pic.twitter.com/N4SNatlSeQ
— king pillow (@chuckletmilk) July 6, 2019
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.
— Kyle Reilly (@kylereilly) July 6, 2019
experiencing an earthquake at Disney was wildin the Matterhorn was literally shook
— hg 🍃 (@haaileygwen) July 6, 2019
I was on Pirates if the Caribbean during it, and I was thinking, “it seems awfully jostly today.”
— Jake Pettit (@buddeehollee) July 6, 2019
My kids where at Disneyland too… they were in line had to evacuate but I’m just happy everyone was safe… good job to the staff at Disneyland for being so professional in this type of situation. 🙏🏼☺️ pic.twitter.com/z7nLVByOql
— Anabel Delgado (@starzgurl1) July 6, 2019
Predictably, some reacted to the scary situation with humor:
Dear Disney: SPIN THIS. Instead of a sign saying that the ride is temporarily down, put up a kiosk selling limited edition, $200 Mickey-ears hard hat. Folks will be tweeting your praises for days!
— The Disney Delete (@TheDisneyDelete) July 6, 2019
Was at Disneyland during the earthquake and wondered if it was part of the ride? and when I realized it wasn’t, I thought “Disney figured out how to turn the whole park into a ride?”
— Aidan Yoo (@skay_9701) July 6, 2019
What should you do when you’re at the parks and an earthquake forces the closure of a bunch of Disneyland rides? EAT EVERYTHING NOT NAILED DOWN
— Disney Parks Standup (@ParksStandup) July 6, 2019
This attraction is currently offline due to seismic activity – Disney language for “earthquake”
— jim albarano (@jimalbarano) July 6, 2019
Not everyone was as understanding, though, about the ride closures.
Rides at Disneyland closed for inspection. Can you believe it, some of the guests are leaving and are mad that Disney is doing something like this due to the earthquake. But folks, this is Mother Nature and the inspections are needed. So quit complaining.
— markaeades (@markaeades) July 6, 2019
You can see a collection of videos taken during the earthquakes from around the region on CNET.
— CNET (@CNET) July 6, 2019
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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