Operations Resume Following Disneyland Power Outage

Disneyland park workers stop people from approaching the entrance as the turnstiles are roped off at the entrance of the park in Anaheim, CA. // Photo by Dan Greenspan via AP, Newscred

Operations have been restored at Disneyland in California following a power outage that struck the theme park on Wednesday.

According to the park’s official Twitter account, the outage began near Mickey’s Toontown and Fantasyland. By late Wednesday, after about three hours, power had been restored and all attractions were fully operational.

The Los Angeles Times reports that the outage was caused by a malfunction in one of the property’s transformers at around 11 a.m. local time. It knocked out power to about a dozen rides between the two areas of the park. A number of guests had to be escorted off the rides.

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Park officials told NPR that they do not anticipate offering ride refunds.

The outage came as the park was reportedly near capacity during a busy holiday travel week. AAA forecasts that 107.3 million people will travel overall, up 3.1 percent over last year and the ninth consecutive year of holiday travel growth. Of those, 6.4 million people will travel by air, a 4.1 percent increase and the fourth consecutive year of holiday air travel growth.

Similarly, airline trade association Airlines for America (A4A) reports that 51 million passengers will fly globally, up 3.5 percent over last year.

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