CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 14, 2013 |
Disneyland's popular 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, said Suzi Brown, spokeswoman for Disneyland Resort. The Matterhorn reopened Sunday.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 26, 2013 |
A disabled man who was stuck inside Disneyland's "It's A Small World" ride four years ago and later sued the amusement park has been awarded $8,000 in a court decision, the man's attorney said Tuesday. Santa Monica-based attorney David Geffen said his paraplegic client, 52-year-old L.A. County resident Jose Martinez, went to Disneyland with his wife for the first time since he was a child on Nov. 27, 2009. The pair were having a great time, Geffen said, but the "It's a Small World" ride "stopped working as he was just exiting the goodbye tunnel.
March 22, 2013 |
Is the Walt Disney Co. considering adding a "Star Wars"-themed land at one of its parks in Anaheim? That question has been on the lips of Disneyland guests and annual pass holders who in the past few weeks began receiving a survey by Disney, asking them about their interest in "Star Wars. " On Twitter, at least one Disney guest posted a screen grab of the survey, which asked: "How interested would you be in visiting a Star Wars themed land at Disneyland Resort?" Other questions included: "Which Star Wars characters would you definitely not want to see or meet in person?"
January 9, 2013 |
Workers at Disneyland and Disney California Adventure Park took photos of visitors entering the parks Tuesday as part of a new crackdown on abuse of multiday passes. The photographing of guests - including children - delayed visitors' getting into the park by about 45 minutes, parkgoers said. "They delayed literally thousands of people in line to do this process," said Bob Shoberg, a San Jose resident who visited Disneyland with his wife, daughters, in-laws and grandchildren.
October 3, 2012 |
A 10,000-square-foot replica of the Disneyland Haunted Mansion attraction minus the 999 ghosts will go up for auction Wednesday on eBay for $873,000 or the next highest bid. Photos: A virtual tour of the Haunted Mansion replica home The ghostly retreat, custom-built in 1996, was designed to fit in with the New Orleans-style homes of the Sweet Bottom Plantation neighborhood, a private, gated community in Duluth, Ga., near Atlanta. The replica Haunted Mansion will be listed on eBay Auctions for 30 days starting Wednesday with a $873,000 Buy-It-Now price tag. The seller can accept or deny any lower bids.
August 16, 2012
Re "Woman's lawsuit accuses Disneyland of bias," Aug. 14 If I had broken as many rules at my job as Imane Boudlal did at hers with Disneyland Resort, I would have been fired. There would have been no offer of any other position within my company. Disneyland is a theme park, with employees dressing as "cast members" of a fantasy world. Her supervisors even offered a specially designed scarf (which needed corporate approval). This is bordering on absurd. If Walt Disney Co. settles by paying her off, I may consider not renewing the annual pass I have had for more years than I can count.