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    alice in wonderland closure due to safety concerns

    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?


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    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
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    Re: alice in wonderland closure due to safety concern?

    Suits are probably paranoid. I'm sure if someone fell off Alice we would have heard about it either from a CM or the OC Register.

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    Re: alice in wonderland closure due to safety concern?

    I hope everything is alright with it though. This is my favorite Fantasyland style dark ride and has a special place to me.

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    Re: alice in wonderland closure due to safety concern?

    It would look bad with a rail on the sides of the track




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    Re: alice in wonderland closure due to safety concern?

    Quote Originally Posted by disneylandfan95 View Post
    Suits are probably paranoid. I'm sure if someone fell off Alice we would have heard about it either from a CM or the OC Register.
    definitely agree. but i'm worried what suits and the legal team may push for!

    Quote Originally Posted by frollofan View Post
    It would look bad with a rail on the sides of the track
    it would look horrible. it doesn't even make sense that this would be an issue. so hopefully it was just some speculation and imagination on the part of who ever overheard/speculated that there are track safety concerns.

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    Re: alice in wonderland closure due to safety concern?

    ohhhh man like 50 years with no rails and now its getting some, hope they dont have to add them

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    Re: alice in wonderland closure due to safety concern?

    oh god no. just no

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    Re: alice in wonderland closure due to safety concern?

    If they HAVE to add them, hopefully they'll use the rails that Everest uses on the lift for DAK. But, I'm hoping this is untrue, and/or the won't need them.
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    Re: alice in wonderland closure due to safety concern?

    I'm sure it's no big deal. Unless it's been affected by the recent earthquakes, I'm sure it's nothing to worry about. I would hate to see a support beam go in and change the look, though, I'm sure if they must add one, they could disguise it. Wait, I'm confused in what I'm writing. Are we talking about railing along the edge of the track, or something supporting the track? I'm not sure honestly. I've always thought that part of the track had nothing under it.


    Ehh, if it's railings on the side of the track, that would look ugly.

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    Re: alice in wonderland closure due to safety concern?

    if they add one, hopefully they can theme it well.

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    Re: alice in wonderland closure due to safety concern?

    That would be terrible! And I dont see why they would need to put them in after so long of being in operation without them... I dont think the earthquakes are a factor because they have been up and running normally since then... I guess my question is how long it takes for info to leak out IF something bad DID happen? Like with past tragedies like BTMRR how long did it take for the public to know that something horrible happened and it was not infact just a routine "rehab"
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    Re: alice in wonderland closure due to safety concern?

    Yeah, it was still closed Sunday and it's not on the refurb list.

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    Re: alice in wonderland closure due to safety concern?

    Quote Originally Posted by Koutesu View Post
    Yeah, it was still closed Sunday and it's not on the refurb list.

    that is sort of the way it happened with Jumpin Jellyfish while I was there... what is the state of the ride outside...are there walls or anything up around the ride, or CMs posted out front saying anything?
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    Re: alice in wonderland closure due to safety concern?

    NO RAILS!!!! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO!. lol
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    Re: alice in wonderland closure due to safety concern?

    I confest I'm the one that told Disney about it to close the ride down cause of beening unsafe.










    Joking on the side. Even though I don't go on that ride that much cause of my fear of highs and when that part of the ride comes up and I get scare of it beening high and no rails on the side. I really haven't seen anything wrong with the ride. Like most of you have said why now and not when it was build 50 years ago. Or they should of did something to it when they said the place where Aladdin and Jasmine did there story time by Jungle Criuse that it wasn't safe there. I really hope they don't do anything to Alice.

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