High Winds Close SoCal Theme Park Rides, Cut Power

Knott's Berry Farm, Disneyland, Disney California Adventure and Six Flags Magic Mountain reported ride closures

Strong wind gusts forced Southern California theme parkgoers off rides and cut power to thousands of residents Wednesday evening. Many residents were still without power Thursday morning.

Winds knocked out power to more than 18,600 customers in Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside and San Bernardino counties as of 5 p.m. Wednesday.

Riverside County was the hardest hit region with nearly 11,000 customers without power. By 8:30 a.m. Thursday, about 1,300 customers in Riverside County and 1,344 customers in San Bernardino County were still without power.

Knott's Berry Farm, Disneyland, Disney California Adventure and Six Flags Magic Mountain reported shutting down attractions as wind gusts lashed the region Wednesday.

Sky Cabin and Surfside Gliders were closed to Knott's Berry Farm visitors, a park spokesman said.

Disney California Adventure closed three of its rides: Jumpin' Jellyfish, Golden Zephyr, and Silly Symphony Swing, according to Disney officials.

Disneyland stopped its Horse-Drawn Street Car attraction.

The Tower was closed at Six Flags Magic Mountain, a park spokesperson said.

Ride closures and power outages were one of many results to Wednesday's extreme weather, as brush fires broke out across the region, including the Inland Empire and Newport Beach, while winds ripped trees out of the ground.

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