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+---Topic: Disneyland affected by California wildfires started by RichKoster
Posted by: RichKoster on Oct. 26, 2003 5:57 am/pm
Disneyland affected by California wildfires
This unenhanced and unaltered photo shows how the wildfires in Southern California are blowing ash into Orange County and are affecting Disneyland attendance and Guest comfort at the park.
Posted by: MKBaughan on Oct. 26, 2003 6:05 am/pm
I have friends who live in this area... I have been praying their
homes will be spared....
Posted by: RichKoster on Oct. 27, 2003 5:33 am/pm
Official Press Release:
San Diego Zoo's Wild Animal Park Closure
As of 11 a.m., today (Oct. 27) emergency units have directed the San Diego Zoo's Wild Animal Park to close, due to the concern over a fire heading towards the facility. An evacuation process of certain animals, employees and guests has begun. The Paul Harter Veterinary Center has been chosen as the safe zone for some of the animals not located in field enclosures. The area is free of brush and other fuels and is located near the highway. In addition, it is equipped with sprinkler systems and medical equipment.
A majority of the Wild Animal Park collection is housed in open, expansive 80-plus-acre field enclosures. These enclosures contain no dry brush or coastal sage. The grass growing in these areas is heavily irrigated. Chance of fire spreading into these habitats is high unlikely; therefore the hundreds of animal who live in these areas will be safe by remaining in the enclosures during a fire.
Source: San Diego Zoo
Posted by: RichKoster on Oct. 27, 2003 5:47 am/pm
See? Walt was right not to put live animals in the Jungle Cruise (even though the Imagineers are the ones who had to talk him out of the idea).
My good thoughts and prayers go out to all affected by the California wildfires.
Posted by: XoBaByTiGGeRoX on Oct. 28, 2003 4:35 am/pm
that's awful! I feel so bad for ll of the people who live in Cali and all teh people who went to DisneyLand for a vacation and have to see that.
Posted by: Goofyteer on Oct. 28, 2003 5:03 am/pm
Poor Disneyland! Why does it seem so many things have been happening to it lately?