East coast earthquake shuts theme park attractions
Published: August 23, 2011 at 12:30 PM
(Sorry, but we in California feel it our duty to make fun of people on the east coast when they freak out after a quake. Welcome to our world, kiddos!)
Seriously, today's 5.8 earthquake in Virginia was felt on most of the east coast and has shut down attractions at Busch Gardens Williamsburg and Kings Dominion, the theme park closest to the quake's epicenter.
Busch Gardens says it has reopened the slides at Water Country, but we're still awaiting word about ride inspections in the theme park. Neither park reports any injuries at this time, to visitors or employees.
Please post your observations in the comments.
Update, 3:27 pm ET: Kings Dominion just announced "Hurler, Dominator, Flat rides and waterpark have re-opened."
Update, 4:41 pm ET: Everything's back up at Busch Gardens.
Update, 6 pm ET: Kings Dominion says "Most of the rides are back up, only a handful remain."