Mickey, Donald and all others safe after small fire breaks out at Disneyland

Visitors to Disneyland wait to cross Harbor Boulevard on the eastern side of the theme park in Anaheim.
(Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times)

The happiest place on earth got a little smoky Thursday night when a small fire broke out in a backstage area.

Shortly after 6 p.m., Anaheim firefighters received reports of the fire, said Sgt. Shane Carringer, a public safety spokesman for the city. Several engines were dispatched to the amusement part, but the first firefighters to arrive called off the others and extinguished the flames “within minutes,” Carringer said.

No injuries were reported and the park remained open, although parts of the Adventureland section were closed off, a Disneyland official said.


Videos circulating on social media that were shot from the park’s Main Street showed flames leaping into the air and smoke billowing from behind a building in an area not accessible to guests.

Carringer said it was not immediately known what caused the fire, although it was not believed to be suspicious since firefighters at the scene did not request arson investigators to respond.

The Disney official described it as a “vegetation fire.”