Minor Power Outage In Disneyland's Mickey's Toontown Area

Mickey's Toontown Area

There was a tiny glitch in the magic at Anaheim's Disneyland theme park. On December 27th at around 11AM PT, all of the rides in the popular Mickey's Toontown section lost power.

About a dozen attractions were affected by this sudden outage. A few guests were escorted off of rides, but some had to wait over 30 minutes before the rides started moving again. Power was restored to all of the attractions by 12:00PM.

Technicians believe this power outage was due to a blown transformer. Local fire authorities say this power outage was an isolated incident and that it didn't extend to greater Los Angeles. They also said Disney's California Adventure theme park was unaffected by the outage.

Thankfully, no guests were hurt during this power outage. Most of the rides turned back on within an hour, while the others remained off for the rest of the day. Disney officials say all the rides are now fully operational.

This power outage couldn't come at a more inopportune time for Disneyland employees. Due to the holiday break and upcoming New Year's festivities, Disneyland Park has been almost reaching capacity every single day. Although an official number hasn't been released, most fans claim capacity at Disneyland is around 80,000 guests.

A few visitors who were stuck on rides say they were shocked and extremely disappointed. Many unhappy guests took to social media to share their frustration with the world. Twitter users can easily find images and videos of people stuck on rides like "Pirates of the Caribbean" and "It's A Small World."

Disney officials say they won't give out any refunds to guests who were trapped on rides. There's no word whether or not these guests received free Fastpasses or other in-park perks.

This isn't the first time a power outage has affected Disneyland resort. In the summer of 2016, an outage in Anaheim caused Disneyland and surrounding hotels to lose power. A few people in hotels like the Anaheim Desert Inn and Anaheim Carriage Inn were trapped in elevators until fire crews rescued them.

In 2016, Disneyland welcomed almost 18 million guests from around the world. Ever since it opened in 1955, about 650 million people have visited Disneyland.