Ongoing discussion of the Cal/OSHA (DOSH) closures of multiple Disneyland Resort attractions. This ordeal began on April 13th with the closure of several attractions at the Disneyland Resort and is ongoing with additional attractions now under scrutiny. Please read this entire post with updates from multiple days.
April 13, 2013 (9am):
Splash reopened after its DOSH inspection. Subs has reopened as well and is operating short one vehicle.Rough Day For Disneyland: Space Mountain, Matterhorn, Splash Mountain, and Sorin' Over California were all closed by DOSH for inadequate fall protection. Meanwhile Finding Nemo Submarine Voyage remains closed because of a fire on the Seafarer. Ouch!
April 13th at (4pm):
April 13th (9pm):Three E Ticket attractions at the Disneyland Resort have been suddenly closed this weekend. The Matterhorn, Space Mountain and Soarin' Over California are now closed indefinitely, after state DOSH investigators on Friday disciplined Disneyland for the accident last November where an outside contractor cleaning the Space Mountain roof slipped and was slightly injured. The closed attractions all have at least one backstage area that don't meet the state requirement of harnessed fall protection for any employee walkway with more than a 30 inch drop opposite a hand rail. Disneyland is rushing to find quick fixes for these backstage areas this weekend to satisfy DOSH, and several other E Tickets were delayed in opening by several hours Saturday morning for inspections. The rest of the Anaheim attractions will be inspected for DOSH compliance in the next few days, and more temporary closures are possible.
Matterhorn will reopen on Sunday, April 14th, but will require additional down time to comply with DOSH/OSHA edicts.
April 19th (9am):
Here's a link to some of the violations leading up to today's closures: http://www.dir.ca.gov/dosh/citations..._315531715.pdfCal/OSHA closed California Screamin’ Thursday, but there is both good news and bad news for Disneyland's ride closure saga. First the good news; DOSH inspectors arrived at Soarin' on Thursday morning and blessed the temporary fall protection proposals for maintenance workers, and Soarin' should be reopening within days. The bad news; Space Mountain's fixes will take much longer, and April visitors shouldn't count on Space Mountain being open. More bad news, after the DOSH inspectors finished at Soarin' they paid a surprise visit to California Screamin' and demanded to look at several elevated evacuation platforms throughout the track. California Screamin' was shut down suddenly by DOSH at 1:45 P.M. on Thursday afternoon and was kept closed for the rest of Thursday per the inspectors findings. DCA's managers scrambled to rewrite evacuation and maintenance procedures for the big coaster on Thursday night, and then train those new procedures to all CM's for a hopeful reopening on Friday.