Disneyland rides were temporarily closed for inspection after Southern California quake

Posted at 8:00 PM, Jul 04, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-05 12:33:53-04


(CNN) — Rides are back up and running at Disneyland after they were temporarily halted for inspection Thursday following a magnitude 6.4 earthquake that shook Southern California.

The temblor was centered near Ridgecrest, west of the Mojave Desert, but was felt as far away as Los Angeles and Las Vegas.

“There was a mild earthquake so all the rides just shut down,” an employee at the park told CNN earlier in the day.

At Disney’s California Adventure, next to Disneyland, rides were halted for three hours but were operational by mid-afternoon, employees told CNN.

Video footage showed families milling about the park with music playing. Concession stands and other attractions were open as well.

During the moments following the quake, one patron recorded a video of chandeliers rocking back and forth in Carnation Café, a restaurant on the park’s Main Street.

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