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Disneyland explosion: A small explosion in a Disneyland trash, apparently caused by dry ice in a bottle, caused evacuations but no damages or injuries.

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Princess Tiana and her friends, seen here on May 20, were unharmed by the trash-can explosion at Disneyland Park in Anaheim, Calif., this afternoon. Officials said the banging was caused by dry ice in an enclosed container.

Paul Hiffmeyer / Disneyland Resort / AP

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A small explosion Tuesday in a Disneyland trash can that appeared to be caused by dry ice in a bottle brought evacuations but no damages or injuries, officials and witnesses said.

The blast was reported at about 5:30 p.m. in the Mickey's Toontown area of Disneyland, Anaheim police spokesman Sgt. Bob Dunn said.

Disneyland officials on the park's Twitter account called the explosion "a small bang," and said that "in an abundance of caution, the area was evacuated." They said they were working with local authorities.

 
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