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O.C. earthquake rattles Disney's Cars Land premiere

Cars Land premiere
A 4.1 earthquake in Yorba Linda that shook parts of Southern California on Wednesday evening added a little extra excitement to the star-studded red carpet opening of the new Cars Land at the Disneyland Resort.

Thousands of people -- celebrities, media and other invitation-only guests -- were gathered at Disney's California Adventure for an event celebrating the final piece of Disney's $1.1-billion expansion of the Anaheim park. 

"Earthquake just happened in so cal, felt at #carsland preview" tweeted @FindingMickey. "#disneyland #JustGotScarier." 

Several people tweeted with the hashtag #JustGotScarier, a play on the #JustGotHappier phrase Disney has been using to promote Cars Land, which opens to the public Friday.

"Earthquake!" @Mouseinfo tweeted. "I guess mother nature wanted to get into #carsland too."

The quake was centered in the Yorba Linda area and occurred at 8:17 p.m. The quake was felt over a wide area of Los Angeles and Orange counties. There were no immediate reports of damage.

A 2.4 magnitude aftershock was reported a few minutes after the main quake.


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Photo: Confetti cascades while rows of bright neon signs, illuminated billboards and pyrotechnics light up the night Wednesday during the gala opening of Cars Land at Disney's California Adventure. Credit: Scott Brinegar / Associated Press   

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