Disneyland to examine trees
Disneyland officials plan to
examine the park's trees after one toppled and injured 29 people.
The tree in Frontierland was believed to have
been in the park since it opened in 1955, spokesman Ray Gomez said. He said
officials would inspect the park's older trees and investigate whether recent
high wind was a factor in the accident.
Twenty-seven visitors to the park, including
several children, were among those hurt Friday when the tree crashed down. Two
Disneyland employees also were injured. All suffered minor injuries.
The tree's fall was partly broken by a food
wagon, Gomez said.
Disneyland announced last month that full-time
city paramedics were being stationed at its Anaheim parks in case of
Three people were injured on rides from September
to January, and part of a 6-year-old girl's finger was torn off when it caught
in a toy rifle in January. The toy guns since have been removed.
In 1998, a tourist was killed and his wife and an employee were seriously injured when a cleat used to moor the Columbia sailing ship ride ripped loose.
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