Visitors to the happiest place on earth had a bit of a scare yesterday afternoon when a dry-ice device exploded in a trashcan in Disneyland’s Toontown. It’s one of the most popular areas of the amusement park, but cops had to hustle everyone out and close the area at around 5:30 because no one wants to be, or should be around when things are bursting in trash cans.
Fortunately enough for parkgoers, the blast was confined to the trash can and it appears no one was hurt, say police. Everyone was allowed back into the area a couple of hours later at 7:30.
Police are a bit puzzled as to who is placing these dry ice “bombs” around Anaheim, reports the Los Angeles Times, but whoever it is has established a bit of a pattern. It’s similar to other devices that have gone off in the area recently, said a police department sergeant.
“Unfortunately, it’s an all too-common experience,” he told the Times.
Police are now trying to figure out if those others blasts and this one are connected, or hey, maybe one grumpy Gus just doesn’t like Disneyland. Impossible, I say!
Toontown reopened after Disneyland dry ice ‘bomb’ explosion [Los Angeles Times]