Sunday, the popular Space Mountain roller coaster as well as other rides of Disneyland were temporarily shut down after management received information regarding the review of the staff safety protocol last week according to Disneyland spokeswoman.
The management with spokeswoman Suzi Brown reported that they also temporarily closed down Soarin’ Over California and Matterhorn Bobsleds rides last Saturday when they received the citations on Friday.
As of Sunday, the Matterhorn Bobsleds were operating again, however, the other two rides are still closed and no reports on when they are going to operate again.
According to Suzi Brown, the temporary closure of the rides were voluntary and were mostly made out of caution for their staff. “We constantly strive to maintain a safe work environment for our cast members and contractors – and we are reviewing certain protocols,” she said.
The citations that Disneyland received were related to an accident that happened to a staff while carrying out maintenance in the Mountain Space roller coaster in November.
According to a report coming from a website Cal/OSHA, Disneyland Resort had completed the Fall Protection Assessment Reports but they failed to correct the fall hazards properly that existed in the exterior of the ride since 2006.