The New York Post: Hours-long power failure at Disneyland leaves some stranded on rides

Fun was brought to a screeching halt at California’s Disneyland when a massive power outage shut down several attractions Wednesday — leaving many stranded on the rides during the peak holiday season.

Walt Disney Co. DIS, -0.44%  officials said a glitch with a transformer caused the power to go down early in the afternoon at the Anaheim amusement park’s Toontown and Fantasyland — which were near capacity for one of the busiest times of the year, news station KABC reported.

The outage left guests stranded on “about a dozen” rides, including the Monorail, during one of the most popular times of year for visitors.

“We’ve determined that the issue is with a Disneyland Resort transformer and our team is currently assessing and working to restore power,” Disney said in a statement obtained by KABC.

Visitor Rose Joshowitz was in line for the roller coaster Thunder Mountain with her family when they learned there was an outage.

“My twin daughters were bummed out,” Joshowitz told The Post, adding that nearly five hours later there were “still multiple rides not up and running.”

Several guests complained about long lines at Disney’s guest services to try and get a refund.

Within hours, power was restored in Toontown and much of Fantasyland, according to Disney spokesperson Suzi Brown. The park is expected to be fully operational by Wednesday night.

This report originally appeared on NYPost.com.

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