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Reports of an explosion at Disneyland; Update: Dry ice in a plastic bottle?

http://twitter.com/#!/SurelyShawna/status/339544450592284672

According to Twitter reports, the explosion came from a trash can in Toontown; an evacuation is underway.

http://twitter.com/#!/theallenwolf/status/339540051589468160

Fire crews are reportedly on the scene:

http://twitter.com/#!/KTLA/status/339546321113460736

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Update, 9:10 pm ET:

It’s still early, but at this point we do not see any reports of injuries.

http://twitter.com/#!/bob_owens/status/339548805273899009

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Update, 9:12 pm ET:

Nothing about the incident on Disneyland’s Twitter feed as yet.

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Update, 9:18 pm ET:

Via L.A. Times reporter Andrew Blankstein, the explosion may have been caused by dry ice in a plastic bottle:

http://twitter.com/#!/LAJourno/status/339550118049087488

Wikipedia has an entry on a “dry ice bomb” here.

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Update, 10:12 pm ET:

Disney has released an official statement via Twitter confirming that there were no injuries and that the area was evacuated “in an abundance of caution.”

http://twitter.com/#!/Disneyland/status/339564948495671297

After an investigation by authorities, the park has given the all-clear.

http://twitter.com/#!/Disneyland/status/339572633991540739

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2013/05/28/reports-of-an-explosion-at-disneyland/


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