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Videopolis: Theme from Haunted Mansion a la Space Mountain

Have you ever wondered what the musical theme from Disney’s Haunted Mansion but arranged in the style and structure of Michael Giacchino’s score for Space Mountain? Neither have I. Regardless, we don’t have to speculate, YouTuber Joe Cardello has posted this arrangement he calls “Grim… Read More »Videopolis: Theme from Haunted Mansion a la Space Mountain

Space Mountain reopens at Disneyland Paris

After a six month period of refurbishment, the great steampunk themed Columbiad cannon, fired its first guests into the thrilling void of Space Mountain on July 25th where they found a completely renovated attraction for it’s 20th anniversary. The roller coaster is one of the… Read More »Space Mountain reopens at Disneyland Paris

New Poster for Disney’s Tomorrowland, plus Q&A with Brad Bird and Damon Lindelof

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Disney’s just released a new poster for the much anticipated movie – Tomorrowland. On Monday, Walt Disney Studios will premiere a new trailer right after a Facebook chat with Director Brad Bird and Producer Damon Lindelof.

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I love that they snuck a Space Mountain in the cityscape. Must be a gateway to this version of the future at Disneyland and Magic Kingdom.

The Q&A takes place Monday, March 9 at 1:30pm ET / 10:30am PT only on Facebook: https://facebook.com/WaltDisneyStudios.

What do you think of the poster and will you join in the chat on Monday?

In case you want to jog your memory, watch the first Tomorrowland Trailer here.

“Tomorrowland” opens in U.S. theaters on May 22, 2015.

Plot synopsis below:

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State panel reduces Disneyland’s Safety Violations and Fines

As we reported earlier, Disneyland closed three attractions voluntarily after a CAL/OSHA report that fined the resort $234,850 for violations. Space Mountain was down the longest, three weeks, but all three attractions have now reopened. Disneyland’s voluntary actions have also saved having to pay that… Read More »State panel reduces Disneyland’s Safety Violations and Fines

Disneyland Closes Attractions After Internal Review Related to CAL/OSHA Report

Yesterday the news was flying fast and heavy from the Disneyland Resort. Fires, attraction closures, and long lines were the order of the day. Today, two major attractions remain unexpectedly closed while Disneyland completes safety inspections and upgrades. I’ve been piecing together the timeline and… Read More »Disneyland Closes Attractions After Internal Review Related to CAL/OSHA Report

Disneyland forced to close attractions by OSHA

Update: Sunday 4/14/13 12pm PT Just spoke with our contact at Disneyland and have a new story with important updates to the below post:

Update: Sunday 4/14/13 9am PT– Disneyland opened today with the Matterhorn Bobsleds running. Space Mountain and Soarin’ over California remain closed, according to Disney PR. Yesterday’s Matterhorn closure may have been unrelated to CAL/OSHA inspection. I’m hearing more inspections could happen over the next few days. Still awaiting official statement from Disneyland PR.

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The California Division of Occupational Safety and Health (CAL/OSHA) delivered seven safety violation citations to the Disneyland resort yesterday for Space Mountain. For some reason (update: the closures were made voluntarily by Disneyland after an internal safety review), this has resulted in three major attractions to be closed at the Disneyland Resort today. Those attractions are Space Mountain, The Matterhorn Bobsleds, and Soarin’ Over California. It’s not yet clear if the Matterhorn and Soarin’ are related to the same CAL/OSHA filing. I’ve asked Disneyland for clarification.

The citations were related a 2006 agreement to make improvements and to inspections following recent accidents such as the man who was seriously injured while cleaning the outside of Space Mountain in November 2012. The findings include simple failures like not having a charged fire extinguisher and more serious ones like failure to protect employees from unsafe ladders or lack of railings preventing a fall hazard. Serious fines of up to $70,000 for each infraction could be levied if Disneyland does not comply immediately with the requests (although appeal is also an option). Total penalties for just the Space Mountain citations could reach over $230,000.

These are the same sort of hazards that forced Disneyland to close Alice in Wonderland until temporary scaffolding could be erected with guardrails. The park still hasn’t made permanent fixes there.

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