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Downtown Disney reopens after closure; suspicious object turns out to be geocache

February 22, 2011 |  1:07 pm

Authorities have reopened Downtown Disney in Anaheim after determining a suspicious cylindrical object found near the ESPN Zone restaurant was a harmless geocaching container.

Anaheim police closed part of the retail district Tuesday morning after Disney employees reported finding the suspicious object during a routine sweep. By about 12:30 p.m. the Orange County Sheriff's Department bomb squad determined it was a geocache site, said Anaheim Police Sgt. Bob Dunn.

Geocaching is a hobby that uses orienteering and GPS devices to hide and seek small waterproof containers known as "geocaches."

Disneyland Resort issued an update via Twitter noting that operations were continuing as normal.

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-- Tony Barboza

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