Reports are coming in of thousands of people trapped in Tokyo’s Disneyland following the devastating 8.9-magnitude earthquake that struck Japan on Friday.
According to media reports, the quake and subsequent tsunami has forced the Tokyo Disney Resort to shut its gates with thousands of tourists still inside the park. The parking lot has been flooded, making it impossible for people to leave.
According to TheDisneyBlog, 69,000 guests were evacuated to safe areas within the park and provided with supplies and temporary shelter. They are waiting for instructions on how to get home.
Much of the resort has been flooded because the park’s expansion areas were built on landfills. However, only some minor structural damage was reported in the park and no injuries to the people stranded inside.
According to Examiner.com, one tourist at Tokyo Disneyland said: “We need the train to get back to the hotel. The train is down. We are stuck for a few days [here].”