Marvel’s first exhibit in Disneyland is a hit but Department of Occupational Health and Safety closes major attractions takes some of the thrill away from park
The front office of the Disneyland Resort took down the walls and invited annual passholders the sneak peek of the parks first Marvel exhibit Stark Industries Presents Iron Man Tech which open to the public on Saturday. Inside the Innoventions building at Tomorrowland guest are able to see the Tony Stark’s Hall of Armor that features Mark I thru Mark VII as seen in the film and in the center displayed the new Mark 42 armor from the film Iron Man 3.
Guest are also able to feel what it is like in an Xbox Kinect video game to put the Mark 42 armor on and shoot targets on the screen as Iron Man would. Many of the guest in attendance seemed excited to be able to get a peek at the armor. Though for the Saturday guest who visited the park saw many of the parks favorite E-Ticket attractions closed. The Matterhorn, Space Mountain and Soarin’ Over California at Disney California Adventure are the attractions that closed suddenly due to the Department of Occupational Health and Safety (DOSH). It was first reported by the Disney fan site Miceage.com about the closures that occurred on Saturday.
The closure is 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. As reported my Miceage, 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,. The theme park is rushing to find quick fixes for the issues with only the Matterhorn reopening on Sunday.
State DOSH will be inspecting the rest of the attractions at the Disneyland Resort in the next few days with temporary closure coming to possibly more attractions in the theme park. â€œWe constantly strive to maintain a safe work environment for our cast members and contractors â€” and we are reviewing certain protocols,â€ said Disneyland Resort spokeswomen Suzi Brown.
The ride closures is in addition to the Finding Nemo Submarine Voyage that closed due to a fire on the Seafarer submarine vessel.
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