Small Fire Damages Disneyland’s New Orleans Square Train Depot

A small fire erupted at the Disneyland Resort, and though quickly extinguished, left a part of the New Orleans Square train station damaged, according to The OC Register.

What’s Happening:

  • A fire took place after hours at Disneyland Park that damaged the landmark New Orleans Square train station, even though the fire was quickly extinguished.
  • The fire was reported at 3:29 am on Thursday, December 29th, calling in a structure fire in the radio house of the New Orleans Square train station at the park, with the Anaheim fire department and on-site Disneyland fire crews fighting the small fire for about 15 minutes.
  • The fire damaged the train station radio house building between the depot and a water tower used to refill the engines of the Disneyland Railroad. The radio house is primarily used as a break space for cast members.
  • The busy holiday season will continue to see the operation of the Disneyland Railroad, though passengers and guests in New Orleans Square will notice temporary construction walls and a tall beige scrim at the station.
  • It seems at this time though, the guests will still be able to hear the morse code message replaying a portion of Disneyland’s opening day speech, originally delivered by Walt Disney himself on July 17th, 1955.
  • The Disneyland Railroad is a handy way to get around the park. Trains are scheduled to arrive every 5 to 10 minutes at most times throughout the day and travel clockwise around the park.
  • Hop on or off at one of 4 convenient stations:
    • Main Street, U.S.A.
    • New Orleans Square
    • Mickey's Toontown
    • Tomorrowland
  • The Disneyland Railroad also allows passengers to steam along the banks of the Rivers of America and behold rugged landscapes inspired by 4 of America’s majestic rivers: the Mississippi, the Columbia, the Missouri and the Rio Grande. Each is carefully recreated, complete with indigenous rock formations, wildlife and picturesque waterfalls.
  • Between the Tomorrowland and Main Street, U.S.A. stations, guests can see Walt Disney’s legendary dioramas of the Grand Canyon and Primeval World – Land of the Dinosaurs, where they’ll encounter a thrilling prehistoric land of towering Audio-Animatronics dinosaurs come to life.

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