The Toon Town attraction is closed at Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California this evening after what's being called a 'dry ice explosion.'

Preliminary reports say that dry ice in a water bottle placed in a trashcan is the cause of the explosion.

The explosion happened around 5:30 pm Pacific time. No was was reported injured and police are investigating the cause.

 

Official Statement from Disneyland Resort

 

 

 

Dry Ice and a Water Bottle

What happens when you drop dry ice into a water bottle? Dry ice is the solid form of carbon dioxide (CO2). When the dry ice hits water, the solid converts to carbon dioxide gas. The gas expands beyond the ability to be held within the plastic. There are videos of the 'science experiment' on YouTube.

THIS IS EXTREMELY DANGEROUS AND SHOULD NOT BE ATTEMPTED EVER.