i saw on twitter that there are suspicions about alice in wonderland's closure on friday (7/16). apparently it was suddenly closed for an unscheduled "rehab". however, tda suits were seen walking the track and a CM may have leaked that there is concern over the second level part of the track that runs outdoors being unsafe since it has no rails. so are we looking at some restructuring or is it nothing to worry about? i say nothing to worry about. the ride hasn't seen anyone falling out of their caterpillars yet so why the worry? did something happen on friday or are suits paranoid?
Al Lutz confirms reason for Alice closure
Editor's Note 7/21: The rumors are true, and Alice in Wonderland has been shut down by Cal/OSHA. They finally called the park's bluff of working with Imagineering for years now to retrofit a hand railing system on to the outdoor vine portion of the track. None of the previous design proposals were liked by either the Imagineers or Disneyland's operations groups, in a joint attempt to try and maintain the aesthetics of this unique indoor/outdoor dark ride and Disneyland exclusive from 1958. But Cal/OSHA has no use for aesthetics or history, and they finally got tired of waiting for the park to do something about this blatant code violation. The ride has been shut down indefinitely while TDA scrambles to approve a plan to retrofit handrails on to the exterior ride track, and this unplanned closure will likely be measured in months. | Ever wonder how they keep the water from building up inside the Splash Mountain logs? Find out in today's MiceChat Round-Up. - Al Lutz