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So, how did Disneyland handle the blackout?

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  • [Question] So, how did Disneyland handle the blackout?

    I haven't seen any talk of it since I got power back here, but I saw Orange County had been hit also. Curious as to if DL went down as well.

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    Re: So, how did Disneyland handle the blackout?

    Disneyland was unaffected. Anaheim owns its own utility company and was not affected by the SD outage.

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    • #3
      Re: So, how did Disneyland handle the blackout?

      Nope--no blackout. And the number of redundant power systems at the DLR is kind of insane.

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      • #4
        Re: So, how did Disneyland handle the blackout?

        It seem to have only been in So OC , San Diego, Mexico , Palm Springs. Not N OC
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          Re: So, how did Disneyland handle the blackout?

          not here in central oc either. not affected at all.only the south parts of oc and towards south.

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            Re: So, how did Disneyland handle the blackout?

            The only areas of OC that were effected were those areas handled by SDG&E - which is basically extreme South County. The majority of OC is handled by Southern California Edison, except for Anaheim which like Los Angeles has it's own power company. Anaheim was nowhere near the area effected by the blackout.

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              Re: So, how did Disneyland handle the blackout?

              We seriously thought about going to DLR because we knew there would be power there. Just did not want to deal with the traffic.

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              • #8
                Re: So, how did Disneyland handle the blackout?

                I am across the street from the Mickey and Friends structure, no power outage here...I do wonder if I am on the same grid as the park?

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                  Re: So, how did Disneyland handle the blackout?

                  Originally posted by GregC View Post
                  I am across the street from the Mickey and Friends structure, no power outage here...I do wonder if I am on the same grid as the park?
                  Anaheim wasn't effected. My sister lives there, too.

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                    Re: So, how did Disneyland handle the blackout?

                    Good to know, I can only imagine the logistics nightmare of evacuating every single ride at the same time and getting people out of the parks.

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                    • #11
                      Re: So, how did Disneyland handle the blackout?

                      Originally posted by noleafclover1980 View Post
                      Good to know, I can only imagine the logistics nightmare of evacuating every single ride at the same time and getting people out of the parks.
                      hahaha yeaaaa, no bueno!

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                        Re: So, how did Disneyland handle the blackout?

                        To Anaheim Public Utilities, "blackout" is a foreign word.
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                          Re: So, how did Disneyland handle the blackout?

                          That made me wonder what happens if the power goes out in Anaheim? Like if their power company has a big problem that takes 2 days to fix. Does DLR have its own power plant? I'm sure they have backup generators, but what about an entire day of downtime for Anaheim, can DLR handle that? CAN IT?!

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                            Re: So, how did Disneyland handle the blackout?

                            Originally posted by brian11811 View Post
                            That made me wonder what happens if the power goes out in Anaheim? Like if their power company has a big problem that takes 2 days to fix. Does DLR have its own power plant? I'm sure they have backup generators, but what about an entire day of downtime for Anaheim, can DLR handle that? CAN IT?!
                            Disneyland has backups for emergency power and emergency facilities but it doesn't have long term power generators for the attractions and stores. Most attractions trip a APD if the power goes out (Automatic Power Disconnect). The CM's evac the respective attractions, and then take turns standing out front explaining that the power is out and the attraction is down for an indefinite period of time.

                            Contrary to popular belief power outages do happen in Anaheim, and they can take portions of the park, or even the entire park, down. It isn't exactly "fun" for CM's either. When the power goes out you end up with a MASSIVE crowd of people dumped out into the walkways. Most of them frustrated, and as time passes and they realize nothing is open frustration quickly turns to anger. To a guest, seeing the majority of a crew standing outside the attraction gives the appearance that no one is "doing anything". Once the power comes back on there is a "mad dash" to the larger attractions and equal amounts of venting from those in line as those who were evac'd use re-ad's for priority boarding. Suddenly the crew that was previously explaining the attraction is down is now busy trying to bring the attraction back online and up to full capacity. "Mess" is a nice way of putting it.
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                              Re: So, how did Disneyland handle the blackout?

                              We were in Disneyland once when all of Tomorrowland went dark. Was very odd seeing activity elsewhere and all the shops and ride dark there only.
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