Space Mountain, Matterhorn and Soarin' shut down at Disneyland Resort after state citations

Posted Monday, April 15, 2013 9:11 AM | Contributed by Jeff

Disneyland’s Space Mountain roller coaster and another ride are temporarily closed after the company received citations from state regulators last week that prompted a review of its employee safety protocols, a spokeswoman said Sunday. After receiving the citations Friday, company officials shut down the Matterhorn Bobsleds ride, Space Mountain and Soarin’ Over California on Saturday.

Read more from The LA Times.

Monday, April 15, 2013 11:24 AM

I guess Josh got lucky in that he was there just before this.

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Monday, April 15, 2013 9:04 PM

What do you want to bet that this was a "voluntary" closure in the same way that the broadcasters in your area, in "voluntary" cooperation with Federal, State and Local authorities have developed the EAS...

So there are fall protection issues on the outside of the ride, so the inside has to be shut down. On a Saturday morning. Why does this smell like a CalDOSH enforcement officer being a jerk?

--Dave Althoff, Jr.

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Monday, April 15, 2013 10:38 PM

Phew. Dodged that bullet. Lol.

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Tuesday, April 16, 2013 12:11 AM

A DOSH inspector being a jerk? You mean like camping outside my business for three days waiting for one of my people to slip up?Like demanding a manufacturer's operations and maintenance manual for a machine that was built in 1890, and the builder who died in the 1950's? Nah, couldn't be.

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