Wednesday, February 21, 2024

BREAKING NEWS: LEGOLAND California Resort Evacuated Due to Wildfires

UPDATED 5/15/14 10:00 AM PDT: The 400-acre Poinsettia Fire is now 60% contained. Damage assessments continue to be conducted throughout the city.  The Carlsbad Museum and Art Center, LEGOLAND California, and SEA LIFE Aquarium are all open to the public today, however the city is limiting travel in areas closest to the blaze.

CARLSBAD, Calif. (5/14/14) – A brush fire is currently burning in Carlsbad around the area of Poinsettia Lane and Alicante.  Mandatory evacuations are in progress. LEGOLAND California was affected  by several power outages today caused by the fires nearby. LEGOLAND has been evacuated to ensure the comfort and safety of Park guests. SEA LIFE Aquarium has been evacuated as well. As of now, LEGOLAND Hotel has not been evacuated and is only accepting guests tonight with existing reservations. No decision has been made as to whether LEGOLAND California and SEA LIFE Aquarium will open tomorrow. InPark will continue to post updates from LEGOLAND California Resort and the City of Carlsbad as they become available.

Joe Kleiman
Joe Kleiman
Raised in San Diego on theme parks, zoos, and IMAX films, InPark's Senior Correspondent Joe Kleiman would expand his childhood loves into two decades as a projectionist and theater director within the giant screen industry. In addition to his work in commercial and museum operations, Joe has volunteered his time to animal husbandry at leading facilities in California and Texas and has played a leading management role for a number of performing arts companies. Joe previously served as News Editor and has remained a contributing author to InPark Magazine since 2011. HIs writing has also appeared in Sound & Communications, LF Examiner, Jim Hill Media, The Planetarian, Behind the Thrills, and MiceChat His blog, takes an unconventional look at the attractions industry. Follow on twitter @ThemesRenewed Joe lives in Sacramento, California with his wife, dog, and a ghost.

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