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What would Disney be without Space Mountain? Unfortunately, some visitors to Disneyland in Anaheim, CA, are going to find out. The famous drop-in-the-dark roller coaster, along with Soarin' California at Disney Adventure California, has been voluntarily shut down due to safety violations. The Matterhorn Bobsleds were also shuttered but have since reopened.
While, according to The Los Angeles Times, the violations did not involve hazards for riders, the park was fined more than $200,000 for failure to maintain fire extinguishers, safety barriers and anchors for workers on Space Mountain. In November, a contract worker was injured while cleaning a ride, an incident that then sparked an inspection. Although no other rides were cited in the report, the park voluntarily closed down Soarin' and the Matterhorn to review their safety.
"We have received notification of the citations and are working with OSHA to fully review them," Disneyland spokeswoman Suzi Brown told The Los Angeles Times. There's no word when the rides will reopen again, but one thing's for sure: some kids are going to be very unhappy about this development at the happiest place on earth.
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