Support for LAist comes from
We Explain L.A.
Stay Connected

Share This


Downtown Disney Goes Down, Geocache Mistaken For Bomb

Photo by cachemania via Flickr
LAist relies on your reader support, not paywalls.
Freely accessible local news is vital. Please power our reporters and help keep us independent with a donation today.

Part of Downtown Disney's retail area was closed Tuesday morning as the bomb squad responded on the scene to reports from Disney employees that a suspicious cylindrical object was found during a routine sweep near the ESPN Zone, reports LA Now.

It was determined the object, "located on a box on a walking bridge east of the ESPN Zone and west of the House of Blues," notes the OC Register, was not a bomb, but rather, a geocache site used for the high-tech hobby of GPS hide and seek. Anaheim police urged those who geochache not to leave out items in open places where they may cause suspicion. Downtown Disney reopened after about 90 minutes.