Thursday, October 25, 2007

Disneyland feels effects of fire

You've undoubtedly heard about the recent Southern California fires, whether it's through television or the countless newspaper articles in the past week. The destroyed homes, evacuation centers, and raging flames have all had their share of press coverage, but what about our beloved Disneyland?

Well, there's no need to worry - the park is perfectly safe from the fires. However, side effects of fire, such as poor air quality, have taken over Disneyland and left guests running to their hotel rooms for safety.

The fires rage on. Associated Press, 2007.

Additionally, fireworks and some live performances in the park have been canceled. This is purely for safety reasons, and the park hours are still at normal times.

Even with the fear of a fire spreading to the park over, many guests have decided to skip the trip to Disneyland. A user on said the park was "dead" and the line for Finding Nemo Submarine Voyage, typically a two hour wait, was a mere 30 minutes.

If you are heading to Disneyland within the next few days, plan on bringing plenty of water, sunscreen, sunglasses, and chapstick, along with a mask if needed. And most importantly, leave the park if you're feeling sick from the smoky air.

On a different note, the Walt Disney Company announced today that they will donate $2,000,000 to "aid towards relief efforts for victims of the wildfires sweeping the area."

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

So now that Halloween is over, when do they do the switch to Christmas decorations in the park?