San Francisco

Greater Orlando

San Francisco, themed heavily around the city as the site of the massive 1906 earthquake and the inspiration behind the 1974 film Earthquake, is home to Chez Alcatraz, a tiny and pleasant outdoor bar in Fisherman's Wharf; Lombard's, one of the park's two restaurants that accept reservations; and a couple of outdoor shows.

A fast-talking Hollywood casting agent casting a disaster movie chooses a handful of audience members and gives them directions ('Give me terror like Britney Spears is your babysitter'), and then each volunteer is filmed for a second or so. Everyone then heads to the 'set' and boards a subway train in the incredibly authentic replica of a San Francisco BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit) station. Suddenly, the big one hits: tracks buckle, the place crumbles and general mayhem ensues. Hint: 65,000 gallons of water are released and recycled every six minutes, but you don't get wet. And yes, you do see the footage of those volunteers.

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