Tuesday, January 11, 2005 2:01 PM
Was wondering...don't kill me too bad for this...but with all of the rain/mudslides/sinkholes appearing throughout Southern California...how does this affect the theme parks down there? For those of you that have been there, is there any danger of mudslides/flooding at these parks? Or is it just normal wet rain (as opposed to dry rain) at these parks and life moves on?
Tuesday, January 11, 2005 2:17 PM
Well, the only two that mudslides could even be a possibility with are Magic Mountain and Universal as Disney and Knott's are on flat land. I don't think either park has had any problems though.
Tuesday, January 11, 2005 2:58 PM
No mudslides at the parks. Like blaster said, Knott's & Disney wouldn't be affected. I could only imagine the catastrophe of a mud slide at a theme park full of people. We're expecting dry weather for the next several days, so hopefully this record-breaking rainfall is over with (knock on wood).
Tuesday, January 11, 2005 2:59 PM
Magic Mountain must be soaked right now - Santa Clarita has even been in the news over here in Germany.
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Tuesday, January 11, 2005 3:24 PM
None of the parks are affected other then being rained on. Yes, there have been some serious landslides but they affect a very small portion of So Cal.
Tuesday, January 11, 2005 3:42 PM
^Heh, you'd never know that if you watched the news though, eh Moosh?! You would think the entire L.A. Basin is one big bowl of mud soup right now.
On the positive side, I saw that thing called 'the sun' this morning. It's been a while!
Tuesday, January 11, 2005 3:45 PM
For anyone planning on visiting KBF when rain is predicted, I'd highly suggest calling first. I went during the daytime on Dec. 31st (a Friday during a holiday weekend), and the park was closed due to the weather (the sky was partly cloudy). And reports from other sites claim the park has been shutting down and/or closing early, including last Saturday, again due to weather (and again, was just partly cloudy). Seems that if it rains a little, KBF will shut down the entire park.
Tuesday, January 11, 2005 4:02 PM
Knott's closed early on Saturday, Sunday, and yesterday. I don't know about today.
Tuesday, January 11, 2005 4:27 PM
Yah, the news sure likes to jump on the smallest landslide (although the one in La Conchita smaashed quite a few homes and killed quite a few folks)...I'd still rather deal with heavy rain than a blizzard.
Now Disneyland did experience a tornado a few years back (yes, a tornoado!). Scroll down aout halfway: