Visitors to the supposed “happiest place on earth” were not so happy today.
A power outage at Disneyland Anaheim was reported around 11 a.m. this morning and left multiple rides at the theme park shut down.
The park took their time issuing a statement, but Disneyland Today tweeted a warning to visitors that the park was very full today:
So full, in fact, that they’re only accepting guests for re-entry into Disneyland Park:
PARKS UPDATE: Disneyland Park is currently only accepting Guests for re-entry, but Annual Passes valid on this date are still good for admission at this time. Disney California Adventure Park remains available for your enjoyment. Updates to follow.
— Disneyland AP (@DisneylandAP) December 27, 2017
This guy experienced it firsthand and tweeted about it:
Disneyland is full. Some rides are starting to get power again slowly. pic.twitter.com/CdpiUlRhEA
— Robert Yocum 📎🌍🗽 (@rcymozart) December 27, 2017
They finally confirmed what we all already knew – there was a power outage:
PARKS UPDATE: We have experienced a power outage near Mickey’s Toontown and Fantasyland. We are working diligently to restore power to the affected areas as soon as possible. Select offerings are now available such as Toontown and “it’s a small world” Holiday.
— Disneyland Today (@DisneylandToday) December 27, 2017
Theme Park Insider’s Twitter account, which is not officially affiliated with Disney, tweeted this:
A couple rides still down, but mostly back to normal operation. Entrance still closed to new visitors, however. DCA is open to all.
— Theme Park Insider (@ThemePark) December 28, 2017
And CNN reported that “Power has been restored at Disneyland…” So it would appear, that all is nearly back to regular operations in the land of the mouse after quite the ordeal during a busy holiday period for the park.
But people have still not recovered. #TheGreatDisneyPowerOutageOf2017
Grumpiest place on earth?
Needless to say, guests at the park were not thrilled about it and have taken to social media to voice concerns over the wait times, uncertainty of refunds or exchanges and overall lack of response from the Disneyland theme park.
@DisneylandToday We paid for peak park admission tickets today and are told parts of the park is closed due to power outage. This is a disappointment and makes for an unpleasant experience. Is Disneyland going to offer any reassurance of whether guests today will be accommodated?
— Daniel Tran (@ddtspir06) December 27, 2017
Like this person, who confirmed the power outage and said his family had to exit line:
And this person, who wants more time for rides:
And this visitor, who said the family trip has been ruined:
And this person, who has proof of insane wait times for rides:
And this park-goer, who is understandably upset at the money spent:
And this person, who declares the magic of Disney dead! At least today.
The poor family who wanted to experience the normal Disneyland:
The person who could probably barely tweet this without getting caught in a stampede because WOW that’s a huge crowd:
Oh and that same person said the tickets were extra expensive today: