Earthquake rattles Disneyland Resort. Spring break usually makes for a slow news week at the Disneyland Resort, but an earthquake that measured 7.2 on the Richter scale in Baja California Sunday afternoon created a bit of excitement inside the parks. Disneyland, following what spokeswoman Suzi Brown called "normal protocol after seismic activity of any consequence," closed all attractions immediately following the earthquake, and sent maintenance crews to physically inspect each one for damage. As riders were evacuated from rides, a process that took as long as an hour at some attractions, cast members also cleared visitors from attraction queues. With nowhere to go, thousands of visitors filled park benches, claimed tables at park restaurants, or just grabbed a bit of sidewalk to wait out the downtime, while others just decided to leave for the day.
The first rides reopened about an hour after the quake struck; by 7 p.m. all rides had reopened except Big Thunder Mountain Railroad. The Resort reported no damage and no injuries as a result of the trembler, though there were conflicting reports that guests were stuck in an elevator used to provide wheelchair access to Star Tours after the quake. Brown explained that the elevator did stop during the quake, but said that it was immediately functional and that there was "no entrapment."