Wednesday, May 29, 2013

REPORT: Small Bomb Discharged at Disneyland

A 22-year-old Disneyland employee was arrested Tuesday after being linked to a minor explosion that went off in the Mickey's Toon Town section of the park. A loud bang was heard and a trash can appeared to have exploded. Toon Town was evacuated and police arrived at the scene, but fortunately no one was hurt. The bomb in question turned out to be a dry ice bomb, a small explosive device commonly used in pranks, in which the combination of water and dry ice in a resealed water bottle causes gases to expand, creating a pressure buildup from the carbon dioxide.

The debris from the small detonation
Toon Town was eventually reopened later that evening, but an investigation is pending outside the park. It seems that this was a prank pulled by the young employee, and not an act of terror or endangerment, even though it could have seriously injured someone. Ever since the tragic "Boston Marathon bombing", large public areas are seen as potential targets for another attack, and Disneyland is no exception.

I wouldn't let this dissuade me or anyone else from going to Disneyland, but it should act as a reminder to always stay safe in places like these.

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