Authorities Clarify Suspected Explosion at Disney Park—What You Need to Know

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Ever so frequently, there will be an untoward happening at a Disney Park that causes some amount of panic or confusion among Guests and fans alike. Last month, a black ring was spotted above Disneyland Resort, recently, the news of the Annual Passholder and merch seller, Chris Martin, has been making the rounds, and now there’s another story that has made its presence known. As some Disney Fanatics would know, surrounding residents reported a “potential explosion” at Disneyland Resort in Southern California, and the Anaheim police were called to investigate the happening.


Sleeping Beauty Castle, Disneyland Park, Disneyland Resort/Courtesy of Disney

Both the Walt Disney World Resort and the Disneyland Resort often test their fireworks and nighttime spectacular shows before they officially “debut” to the public. In fact, just recently, some residents around the Walt Disney World Resort were given a warning due to upcoming preparations that the Disney Resort has been undertaking for one of its upcoming shows.

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Pixar Pier, Disney California Adventure Park/Courtesy of Disney

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But sometimes, these events can take fans by surprise, and recently, an explosion was reported at Disneyland Resort that authorities investigated.

According to Fox 11, “Around 6:30 a.m., people in the area reported seeing ‘sudden flashes of red and yellow.'” A video shared with the outlet also revealed a black cloud that had formed over the air over a rollercoaster that was lit up. You can check out some of the footage in the video below.

As it turns out, Disney Fanatics can rest easy because rather than anything dangerous or nefarious, this is simply Disney testing fire effects from World of Color, the nighttime spectacular that returned to the Southern California Disney Theme Park in January of this year for the Disney100 celebration.

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World of Color nighttime spectacular / Courtesy of Disney

Reportedly, local authorities, including both the Anaheim police department and the fire department, responded to the call, but neither found any evidence of an explosion at the scene.

While it’s understandable that after the 2013 Disneyland explosion at Mickey’s Toontown and the subsequent arrest of a Disneyland employee, Christian Barnes—a Long Beach resident and an outdoor vendor at the Disney Park—some might be nervous about hearing the news. However, all appears well at the Disneyland Resort, and we will keep updated with this news story if any more information comes to light.

About Priyanka Kumar

Priyanka is a writer, artist, avid reader, and travel enthusiast based in Chicago. In her free time, she is probably walking by the lake, catching up on the latest releases on TV, or spending inordinate amounts of time rewatching Moana, Encanto, and her Disney Channel life-long favorites Zack and Cody wreak havoc on the Tipton.

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