Disney Park Chemical Spill Injures Multiple Cast Members

Disneyland Chemical Spill
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In 1955, Walter Elias Disney revolutionized the theme park industry with the opening of Disneyland in Anaheim, California. Since then, Disney has opened five more resorts around the world — Walt Disney World Resort in Florida, Shanghai Disney Resort, Tokyo Disney Resort, Disneyland Paris, and Hong Kong Disneyland Resort. Disney California Adventure also opened at the Disneyland Resort in 2001.

Mickey and Minnie at Disneyland

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Unfortunately, a scary situation unfolded at Walt’s original theme park early in the morning of December 28. According to The Orange County Register, at around 2 a.m., Anaheim Fire & Rescue was called to the park. They were called to respond to reports of a chemical spill within the gates of “The Happiest Place on Earth.”

Reports indicate that a vapor cloud was created when chlorine was mixed with another cleaning agent. This vapor cloud caused multiple Disneyland cast members to have breathing problems.

Cast Member

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The O.C. Register says that one cast member was treated at the park and was able to go home. The second cast member was in worse shape and was transported to the UCI Medical Center to undergo further evaluation.

Thankfully, no guests were injured because the spill occurred after the parks had closed for the evening.

Disneyland Resort balloon

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This is not the first time that there have been some dramatic happenings at “The Happiest Place on Earth.” In late November, a large lamppost with a speaker attached to it collapsed due to high winds. Several guests were injured and had to be taken to the hospital. Thankfully, no one was critically injured and they were released later that day.

Collapsed lamppost Disneyland

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Anaheim Fire & Rescue’s Hazmat Team is currently investigating the leak to find out what happened and fix any issues to make sure it does not happen again in the future.

When cleaning with a product like bleach, it’s very important not to mix it with other cleaning chemicals. The mixture could create a toxic gas, known as mustard gas, which has been used during war.

Have you ever seen anything dangerous while at a Disney Park? Let us know in the comments!

About Krysten Swensen

A born and bred New England girl living the Disney life in Southern California. I love to read, to watch The Golden Girls, and love everything to do with Disney and Universal. I also love to share daily doses of Disney on my Disney Instagram @BrazzleDazzleDisney!

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