At approximately 8:10pm on Monday, December 4th, a 3.5 magnitude earthquake struck about 2 miles north of Disneyland in Anaheim, California. The epicenter was located in Fullerton, causing light to moderate shaking that was felt by guests at the Disneyland Resort. While there were no injuries or damage reported, the earthquake caused Disneyland officials to temporarily close the majority of rides at both Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure as a safety precaution.
The only rides continuously operating were Inside Out Emotional Whirlwind, Mickey’s PhilharMagic and Luigi’s Joy to the Whirl. Park visitors described feeling a single, sharp jolt from the quake. Some guests in queues or on rides during the temblor said it felt very real and intense. Others were thankful the earthquake was minor, with no significant damage across the Disneyland Resort. By around 10pm, after thorough safety checks by cast members, the majority of rides at both theme parks had reopened and were operational again. The earthquake serves as a reminder that Disney has extensive protocols in place to ensure guest safety during seismic activity.