Vote of the week: What do you do when severe weather strikes a theme park?
Published: April 29, 2010 at 10:00 PM
Spring brings the opening of seasonal theme parks across the country, but it also delivers unpredictable weather. Most theme park veterans have waited out a thunderstorm or two. (Or more....) But what about more severe weather? Hail? A tornado warning? Hurricane-force winds?
It's not weather, but what about an earthquake? A recent quake prompted thousands of visitors to flee Disneyland, leaving the park nearly empty later that evening for those who chose to stay.
You could run for the front gate, and try to drive to the safety of home or hotel. Or you could duck into a shop or waiting area. Or you could say 'to heck with the danger' and take advantage by trying to bag as many rides as remain open while everyone else flees.
What's your pick? What have you seen others do? Share your best "theme parks in natural disasters" story in the comments, please!