We have been following many updates from guests visiting Disneyland and Disney’s California Adventure in Anaheim, California, last night and today. For those not aware, wildfires erupted in Northern California on Sunday, destroying 1,500 homes, injuring 100 people, and causing ten deaths. The fire has been named, “Canyon Fire 2.” Disney has not made any official announcements on this nor any closures. Due to conditions in the surrounding, the “Remember…Dreams Come True” fireworks show has been cancelled. “We’re hearing that guests are being taken off of rides and the smoke in the air is getting very bad. The musicians are being told to stay inside and employees who live in areas where evacuation orders have been given are being allowed to go home to get their things. ‘Face characters,’ cast members who wear costumes with their face bare, are being allowed to leave now as well,” Bleedingcool.com’s Dan Wickline reported.
A smoke advisory has been issued from the South Coast Air Quality District, stating, “Air quality may reach unhealthy levels or higher in areas directly impacted by the smoke.” The parks are still operating normal hours; however, we are monitoring to see if that changes as some guests are starting to report falling ash in the area. More than 1,100 firefighters, 14 helicopters, and six planes have been deployed to fight this blaze. Some people are posting on social media that the wildfire is approximately seven miles away from the parks. Our thoughts go out to those affected by this wild fire; if you are out in the area, please be safe. We will continue to monitor this very closely and provide updates as they come in.
[Images courtesy of Vanessa]