According to Twitter reports, the explosion came from a trash can in Toontown; an evacuation is underway.

Fire crews are reportedly on the scene:

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Update, 9:10 pm ET:

It’s still early, but at this point we do not see any reports of injuries.

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Update, 9:12 pm ET:

Nothing about the incident on Disneyland’s Twitter feed as yet.

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Update, 9:18 pm ET:

Via L.A. Times reporter Andrew Blankstein, the explosion may have been caused by dry ice in a plastic bottle:

Wikipedia has an entry on a “dry ice bomb” here.

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Update, 10:12 pm ET:

Disney has released an official statement via Twitter confirming that there were no injuries and that the area was evacuated “in an abundance of caution.”

After an investigation by authorities, the park has given the all-clear.

  • detroit19

    HATE people, especially people who would target the ‘happiest place on earth’.

  • http://steppingonshadows.com/ Stepping On Shadows

    Proof that a bigger and more technologically advanced government is useless.

    • Bill

      And dangerous.

    • detroit19

      Ya think?

  • http://WestValleyGreenHomes.com/ Eric Johnson

    I’m hoping everyone is ok. Going to be a lot of disappointed kids and parents. Probably was scheduled to stay open till 10 PM on one of the first days of summer.

    • nc

      Disneyland has been open late for awhile now. You can hear the 9:30pm fireworks all over Orange County.

  • Sonya A. Willis

    Keeping the country in crisis mode to promote fear. It seems to have ramped up since the re-election.

  • Frustrated Teacher

    I’m sure it was a Tea Party conservative, cause that is just how we roll. /sarc

  • Steve

    Dry ice bomb? How powerful is that?

    • Mead

      Powerful enough to show whoever put it there what Disney’s security response protocol is.

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=7011573 Beth Lott

        Now there’s a scary thought.

        • Mead

          You want scary? Think about an observer during all this, possibly whoever put the thing in the bin, possibly an accomplice. They’ve seen Disney’s onsite security’s time to respond, amount of manpower devoted to that response, procedures followed, evacuation routes, the quality of security training, whether “cast members” are trained to assist and how well, how fast avenues of escape get shut down, local LE response time, etc etc etc.
          This was a dry-run. Lets hope Disney Security has got their act together. I rather suspect they do. And I guarantee you they’re going through camera footage right now looking for people who aren’t reacting to the incident like normal scared tourists would.

      • Steve

        Good point.

    • detroit19

      FEAR is the name of the game. Does NOT matter what the device is; dry ice can’t kill anyone, but it can still terrorize! Hope they find the a$$wipes who engaged in TERRORISM, aka : ‘the calculated use of violence (or the threat of violence) against civilians in order to attain goals that are political or religious or ideological in nature; this is done through intimidation or coercion or instilling fear’. And if ‘they’re are just stupid? Put my name on the list to ‘teach’ them the error of their ways.

      • Steve

        Could have been a test run. Real thing coming to a town near you.

    • Finrod Felagund

      We made these back in college. It makes a heck of a noise and it deforms the plastic bottle in a pretty spectacular fashion, but unless a piece of plastic hits you just wrong or you’re literally right on top of it when it goes off (by their nature they’re impossible to time), it’s not likely to hurt you. Think of a balloon popping but about 50dB louder, that’s about what it sounds like.

      • Steve

        Like I said…perhaps a text run to check security? Or just s stunt.

    • bullet2354

      In lost Disney sales? Pretty powerful!

      • Steve

        If that was the objective, it probably did fine.

    • bullet2354

      In lost Disney sales? Pretty powerful!

  • Gary Mathis

    Friend of mine damaged his eyesight in a dry ice explosion.

  • nc

    My friend was just there last week with her two young grandchildren. She said she packed food and changes of clothes for their long day. I was with her yesterday, and I had asked her if they had searched her bag before they entered. She said of course, but it was in the back of my mind that this would be a terrible place to be if someone wanted to make trouble.

    Thank God this was a false alarm, but hey, way to ruin a day.

    Note: If this was deliberate, it particularly stinks that it was done in Toontown, the area that is specifically designed for the youngest visitors.

  • John Thomas “Jack” Ward III

    First the Terrorist Scum in the Middle East use Mickey to teach their kids to “Hate Jews, Christians, infidels,” etc.; and yesterday, a harmless (but scary) moment at DisneyLand….I hope Disney can deal with something bigger (God Forbid it should happen) at all of their parks. Keep the “Happiest Place(s) on Earth” Happy. #RightWard Jawamax 8<{D}

    • nc

      You reminded me of this story from three years ago:
      http://www.foxnews.com/us/2010/08/20/muslim-woman-files-complaint-disney-right-wear-hijab/
      A Muslim woman who works as a hostess at a restaurant in Disneyland has filed a discrimination complaint against the world-renowned California theme park, saying officials at the park violated the law when they told her she could not appear in front of customers while wearing a religious head scarf.
      Imane Boudlal, 26, of Anaheim, Calif., has filed a complaint with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, claiming Disneyland violated her rights when it ordered her either to remove her hijab or agree to work where customers couldn’t see her at Storyteller’s Café at the resort’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa.
      Boudlal, a Moroccan immigrant who wore the traditional head scarf in observance of Ramadan, said she went home on Sunday after being told of her options, and she was given the same choice when she returned to work on Monday and Tuesday.
      Disneyland spokeswoman Suzi Brown said the park “continues to work” with Boudlal to find a compromise that allows her to wear the head scarf within company guidelines.