December 7, 2023

USA: A 3.5 Magnitude Earthquake Hit Fullerton, CA 2 Miles North Of Disneyland And Guests Report It Was Felt Under Their Feet. 35 Rides Were Closed Temporarily For Safety Inspection.

ABC7 News published December 4, 2023: A 3.5-magnitude earthquake struck in Fullerton, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.
JPland2 published December 6, 2023: This is what Disneyland looks like after an Earthquake! Today we’re back at Disneyland once again to check out everything that is new. When we walked into the park, an earthquake hit near Disneyland. The earthquake was a 3.5 magnitude in Fullerton. It caused majority of the attractions inside of Disneyland to shut down for over an hour & majority of the people inside the theme park left causing the theme park to be empty for the final few hours!
Orange County Register
written by Brady MacDonald
Monday December 4, 2023

A minor earthquake near Disneyland forced the closure of dozens of rides and left visitors with little to do while employees conducted mandatory safety protocols before reopening the attractions at the Anaheim theme park.

An earthquake in Fullerton on Monday, Dec. 4 centered about 2 miles north of Disneyland forced the temporary closure of at least 35 rides.

“Felt like it was right under our table at Jolly Holiday,” wrote Shanna Fogelman on Instagram. “Shook things up more than you would think.”

The 3.5-magnitude quake at 8:10 p.m. on Monday was centered near Chapman and Raymond Avenues in Fullerton, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. A smaller aftershock struck around 8:30 p.m.

No initial damage was reported at Disneyland or Disney California Adventure.

“Damage is very unlikely but guests will be inconvenienced while rides are inspected,” MiceChat posted to Instagram.

By 9 p.m. Monday night, the vast majority of the attractions in Disneyland and Disney California Adventure were temporarily closed, according to the Disneyland app.

Everything was closed at DCA except for Inside Out Emotional Whirlwind, Mickey’s Philharmagic and holiday versions of Luigi’s Joy to the Whirl and Mater’s Jingle Jamboree. Only Jungle Cruise and the Mad Tea Party were open at Disneyland.

The list of temporarily closed rides at Disneyland included Big Thunder Mountain, Indiana Jones Adventure, Matterhorn Bobsleds, Pirates of the Caribbean, Rise of the Resistance, Space Mountain, the holiday version of It’s a Small World and the new Adventureland Treehouse.

The closed attractions at Disney California Adventure included Radiator Springs Racers, Web Slingers, Toy Story Midway Mania, Soarin’ Around the World and the Incredicoaster.

“All rides are down, all lines are closed and they are telling us after safety protocols are passed they’ll open them back up,” Napa photographer Elise Delamare wrote on Instagram.

Disneyland and DCA employees evacuated some rides as a safety precaution, according to social media posts.

“We were evacuated from Haunted Mansion,” wrote Vivs Candyland on Instagram.

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