Universal Studios Hollywood has run out of energy on some viewers today, no doubt – at least in part – record temperatures across Los Angeles.
A spokesman for Universal Studios Hollywood told Deadline:
As a result of the So Cal Edison power outage, we felt a brief power dip that caused guests to pull out of some of the attractions. The energy has been fully recovered and we are working to get some of the remaining attractions back online Theme parks are open.
ABC7 reports that two popular rides in the park have been affected: a Transformer and a Harry Potter ride (which is not clear).
According to ABC 7, about 11 people were reportedly trapped in the Transformer Ride, including those already assisted by park crews. They are working on nine other guests.
Firefighters were called to the scene at 3:45 p.m.
According to Weather.com, Universal’s temperature reached 98 degrees right after 3 pm today
Meanwhile, heat records have dropped across Southland, hitting 100 degrees on the generally-cold Long Beach and hitting LAX 95. The heat undoubtedly pressed the energy grid. According to the National Weather Service, high temperatures are expected to persist until tomorrow.
Reports of high temperatures are coming, and a few records have been broken. # Camerilo # Oxnard # Long beach #LAX # St. Barbara #cawx #Lahet (Oxnard modified from previous tweet) pic.twitter.com/iKEEJtOjvq
– NWS Los Angeles (WSNWSLosAngeles) April 8, 2022