Video: 7.1M earthquake shuts down Disneyland rides

Posted at 9:44 AM, Jul 06, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-06 17:48:50-04

ANAHEIM, Calif. (KGTV) — Guests were forced from the fastest ship in the galaxy at Disneyland Friday, after a massive earthquake struck Southern California.

The magnitude 7.1 quake hit the Ridgecrest area about 160 miles east of the theme park just before 8:20 p.m.

Video from Disneyland after the earthquake showed guests being evacuated from the park's Millennium Falcon ride in "Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge." Guests in other areas of the park also reported rides temporarily closed for employees to conduct safety inspections.

Friday's quake forced the temporary closure of Big Thunder Mountain, Matterhorn Bobsleds, Pirates of the Caribbean, Splash Mountain, Star Tours, The Incredicoaster, Radiator Springs Racers, Soarin’, Toy Story Midway Mania, and Guardians of the Galaxy: Mission Breakout at Disneyland and California Adventure, the Orange County Register reported.

It's the second time in two days Disneyland was forced to temporarily close rides due to an earthquake.

Thursday's 6.4-magnitude shake-up also forced Disneyland employees to follow protocol inspection of major attractions after an earthquake.