Friday, August 20, 2010
Breaking News: Island Evacuated Tonight
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I arrived on Pleasure Island tonight via the #1 Bridge but as I approached The Hub, I was told that the Island was closed and that I need to go around. I asked why and the CM told me that there was a training exercise in progress. As she said this employees and diners at Paradiso 37 were pouring out of the restaurant so I had to speculate that no one holds training exercises on a busy Friday night!
Paradiso employees congregated in the Funmeister Plaza adjacent RRBC and Motion as Disney Security secured the Island. A deputy from Orange County Sheriff's Office informed me that it was a suspicious package alert and that they evacuated in order to play it safe. Disney Security would not say anything additional.
The Island was initially reopened as far as 8TRAX. This was the largest group I had seen outside 8TRAX since Final Night. The rest of the Island was then reopened.