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PostPosted: Tue Jan 29, 2013 10:22 pm 
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http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jim-hill/ ... 52645.html

This article explains what happened when the park closed on 9/11. They forced everyone out thinking the park was a target. Does this mean all the other theme parks in the nation Six Flags ,etc were viewed as targets?


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 01, 2013 2:53 am 
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I didn't look this up, but I imagine all theme parks consider themselves terrorist targets, which is why they search bags, have different kinds of evacuation routes, etc. It would be irresponsible of them not to consider that possibility.


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I didn't ever really think how Disney was effected by the attacks, or even that they were possibly a target...makes sense after reading that article though. Thank you for that, was a fascinating read.

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I was a cast member at the time. We were informed that Disney World was a possible target because George W Bush was at Florida at the time. The terrorist could have landed a plane in the middle of Magic Kingdom. It was to hurt people's feeling that thousands of children could have died.


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 22, 2013 2:29 pm 
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This is completely off-topic, but I was scheduled to be in the World Trade Center on 9/13/2001 for a business trip. It was to be my first trip to NYC. I still have my (unused) plane tickets. How lucky do I feel that I escaped being part of the tragedy by a mere two days? (I still have never been to New York).

Disney World was the farthest thing from my mind on that day. As we had colleagues and an office in one of the WTC buildings that was hit - we had a command center set up in Wisconsin trying to keep tabs on the situation. Luckily, none of my colleagues died in the event.

It doesn't surprise me that they closed on that day. A terrorist attack there would be tragic and sends shivers down my spine. Who could be that cold hearted, knowing how many children and families are in the park? I would be interested in hearing from current cast members on how they are trained for such scenarios (obviously I'm fine with vague information, not specifics).

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