Disneyland Power Outage Was Nothing Short Of A Nightmare For Visitors

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For the visitors, the sudden outage was nothing short of a nightmare. Dozens of rides were shut down and hundreds of riders were left stranded on monorails.

Disneylands Diamond Celebration in Anaheim

What could be more terror-inducing than being stuck on a rollercoaster as the power goes out. But that’s exactly what happened at California’s Disneyland.

Without warning, a power outage hit Disneyland in Anaheim, California, Wednesday, at a time when the theme park is at its busiest. The Christmas and New Year holidays, spring break and summer vacation are considered the peak periods at Disneyland and experts have said the theme park draws about 44,000 visitors a day.

The outage affected Toontown and Fantasyland shortly before 11 a.m., reported spokesman Elva Rubalcava. The power loss was caused by a transformer at the park, which malfunctioned and knocked out power at two of the eight Disneyland’s theme lands. Power was restored about four hours after the outage. The park’s spokesman said damage to the transformer has been repaired and the park became fully operational again.

However, for the visitors, the sudden electricity loss was nothing short of a nightmare. Dozens of rides were shut down and hundreds of riders were left stranded on monorails. Thankfully, none of the people were injured albeit shaken and attendants were able to get them off the rides soon enough.

Disneyland in Anaheim

What’s ironic is the fact that just hours ago on the same day, Disneyland encouraged people to come visit it because “what’s the worst that could happen?”

 

The theme park soon became the butt of the joke over this statement.

 

 

 

 

Many visitors also took to social media to vent out their frustration, not just on the shock of their ride abruptly stopping but also about their wasted money.

 

 

 

 

The company said it would consider refunds on a case by case basis and was only accepting guests for re-entry at that time.

 

Adventureland

Disneyland later sent out an obtuse message claiming it was “very busy today,” dozens of people complained about the general lack of information and confusion after the outage.

 

 

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