Disneyland was on lockdown this morning following the discovery of a suspicious package at about 7:10 AM. The Orange County Bomb Squad was called in to investigate the object, which was identified as a PVC pipe that had been placed as part of a geocaching game.
A Disneyland cast member discovered the object, which was hidden in a tree in the esplanade between Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure. While the package was being examined, the esplanade area was cleared and no guests were permitted to enter the park. Disneyland guests that were currently in the park before the closure were not forced to evacuate.
Once the object was deemed to be harmless, the area was reopened and guests were allowed to enter shortly before 11:00 AM. In a statement, Disneyland spokeswoman Suzi Brown said:
“The safety of our Guests and Cast Members is our top priority. In an abundance of caution and to allow the security teams the opportunity to learn more, we kept guests away from the area. Officials responded to an unknown object, which was determined to be harmless. The Resort has reopened. We thank our guests for their patience.”