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News is coming out of Disneyland right now that there was an explosion reported in the theme park's Toontown section, specifically from a trash can. Reports off of Twitter from people on the scene say that police are evacuating the area, and that fire crews are coming in. Photos from Twitter also show crowds leaving Disneyland in an orderly fashion.
seems like it was a dry ice bomb and that no one appears to have been injured so i would say prankster shenigans as opposed to terror or some kind of deliberate attack perse but still not exactly the thing you expect from a visit to Disneyland
Police were evacuating people Tuesday evening at Disneyland's Toontown after a report of an explosion that appeared to have involved dry ice, authorities said. No injuries were reported in the blast, which was called in about 5:30 p.m, Sgt. Robert Dunn of the Anaheim Police Department said. "As a precaution we have evacuated Toontown," Dunn told The Times. He said the dry ice appeared to have been placed in a plastic bottle. Officers on the scene were gathering evidence.
Update 2: And here's your relevant Wikipedia entry on how dry ice in a bottle can explode. Multiple readers have reported that dry ice is readily accessible inside the park, as it is used in ice cream carts to keep items frozen cold. Furthermore, although Disneyland does have a bag check outside the front gate, a former security employee said that dry ice isn't something that would typically be kept from being brought into the park, so long as it appears to be used to cool food items.
from above source
A law in California that defines "destructive device" includes a list of "weapons" including "[a]ny sealed device containing dry ice (CO2) or other chemically reactive substances assembled for the purpose of causing an explosion by a chemical reaction"
Originally posted by Phoenix267
reply to post by caladonea
it was no accident? Weird! I can see why if someone wanted to attack people they would chose a place with a lot of people like a theme park. However, if this wasn't an accident it sounds like a foolish individual or group did this then.
This afternoon, a small bang was heard in a trash can at Mickey's Toontown. In an abundance of caution, the area was evacuated. There were no injuries and no reported damage. We are working with local authorities who are now on-site and reviewing.