Power restored at Disneyland after guests taken off rides

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FILE - In this Jan. 22, 2015 file photo, visitors walk toward Sleeping Beauty's Castle at Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, Calif. A power outage Wednesday, Dec. 27, 2017 has hit parts of the Disneyland theme park and stopped some rides. A park representative tells Los Angeles news station KABC-TV that power is out in Toontown and Fantasyland, and guests have been escorted off about a dozen rides. A park statement says the problem involves a transformer at the Disneyland Resort. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Power was fully restored at Disneyland on Wednesday after an outage at the California theme park forced some guests to be escorted from stalled rides.

A transformer problem caused the late-morning outage in Toontown and Fantasyland, affecting 12 rides, park spokeswoman Suzi Brown said.

An unknown number of guests were taken off rides and no one was hurt.

Power was restored in Toontown and much of Fantasyland within a couple of hours. It was fully restored later in the afternoon, Brown said.

Mark Freeman of Provo, Utah, said he, his wife and two children were in the affected area when the power went out.

“We were in line for It’s A Small World,” he said. “It just went out. And they basically said, ‘Everything’s shut off.'”

Freeman and his family, who were at Disney as part of a three-day vacation, said they decided to go to nearby New Orleans Square to wait out the confusion.

“It was just such a mad house,” he said. “It was so crowded we couldn’t even get out of the park. We went and got ice cream and just sat there for probably a half-hour.”

Some people wondered on social media if they’d get refunds.

Guests are warned that all or part of the park may close without notice and tickets are nonrefundable in such cases. Brown said tickets may be refunded on a case-by-case basis because of the outage.

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