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Re: Alice in Wonderland attraction

Post by Amy » Jul Sat 24, 2010 11:19 am

MadEye wrote:After reading this thread, I decided to watch a video of the Alice attraction and I honestly have no clue what portion of the ride they think is dangerous. Help, please?
In the lastest issue of MiceChat they have a little section devoted to poor Alice's shutdown...sounds like it wasn't all that unexpected after all...
http://micechat.com/forums/blogs/in-the ... trike.html
These two photos show the outside portion that is the area of concern...you enter the attraction on the bottom level and later in the ride you exit at the top level and wind around down to the lower level once again...
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Re: Alice in Wonderland attraction

Post by elizabethswann » Jul Sat 24, 2010 7:33 pm

It's a tad bit jerky on the top portion when it weaves around the track but it's really not that bad.

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Re: Alice in Wonderland attraction

Post by MadEye » Jul Sat 24, 2010 8:00 pm

Ok, then. Interesting timing. How long has this attraction been there?
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Re: Alice in Wonderland attraction

Post by Amy » Jul Sat 24, 2010 8:19 pm

MadEye wrote:Ok, then. Interesting timing. How long has this attraction been there?
elizabethswann, it sounds like OSHA is simply concerned for the workers' safety if they need to work on the track and not for park-goers as they are riding.
It also sounds like it has been something Disney knew about but couldn't quite agree on what sort of barriers would work and still fit into the theming.
MadEye, several sources list the opening as June 1958, so the attraction has been happily transporting passengers to Wonderland for over 52 years without any major problems.

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Re: Alice in Wonderland attraction

Post by elizabethswann » Jul Sun 25, 2010 12:35 am

You're right about that, Amy. I hope they figure it out on how to make it all work and fit with the theming.

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Re: Alice in Wonderland attraction

Post by Mamabaminjamin » Jul Sun 25, 2010 3:58 pm

If it is just the maintance crew why can't they wear harnesses with ropes. That way it keeps the theming. The guest would never see it. This makes sense to me but OSHA seems to always over complicate things!!

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Re: Alice in Wonderland attraction

Post by Len90 » Jul Tue 27, 2010 11:18 pm

Mamabaminjamin wrote:If it is just the maintance crew why can't they wear harnesses with ropes. That way it keeps the theming. The guest would never see it. This makes sense to me but OSHA seems to always over complicate things!!
I really hope they just do a pop up safety railing that sits tucked on the side of the track and is raised when needed.
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Re: Alice in Wonderland attraction

Post by elizabethswann » Jul Wed 28, 2010 1:56 am

Len90 wrote:
Mamabaminjamin wrote:If it is just the maintance crew why can't they wear harnesses with ropes. That way it keeps the theming. The guest would never see it. This makes sense to me but OSHA seems to always over complicate things!!
I really hope they just do a pop up safety railing that sits tucked on the side of the track and is raised when needed.
That's what I hope they do. Almost like the bumper bars in bowling alleys.

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Re: Alice in Wonderland attraction

Post by Len90 » Jul Thu 29, 2010 1:37 am

Exactly elizabethswann. They are the most inconspicuous and would satisfy the "issue" without ruining the appearance.
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Re: Alice in Wonderland attraction

Post by elizabethswann » Jul Thu 29, 2010 2:58 am

http://www.westcoaster.net/images/updat ... 001-sm.jpg

This is what it looks like so far with the tarps and scaffolding. Nothing of interest so far but I hope something happens within the next few days.

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Re: Alice in Wonderland attraction

Post by Amy » Jul Thu 29, 2010 5:20 am

elizabethswann wrote:http://www.westcoaster.net/images/updat ... 001-sm.jpg

This is what it looks like so far with the tarps and scaffolding. Nothing of interest so far but I hope something happens within the next few days.
Wouldn't that be awful if those were the railings they were going to use :shock:

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Re: Alice in Wonderland attraction

Post by elizabethswann » Jul Thu 29, 2010 2:34 pm

I know I would never go on that ride again if that were the railings.

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Re: Alice in Wonderland attraction

Post by Amy » Jul Thu 29, 2010 6:52 pm

elizabethswann wrote:I know I would never go on that ride again if that were the railings.
Oh, I would go, but I wouldn't want to take any photos that included those ugly things in the photo, blech!

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Re: Alice in Wonderland attraction

Post by elizabethswann » Jul Thu 29, 2010 6:55 pm

Amy wrote:
elizabethswann wrote:I know I would never go on that ride again if that were the railings.
Oh, I would go, but I wouldn't want to take any photos that included those ugly things in the photo, blech!
Or that. Still, if that were the case, it'd ruin the poor ride but here's to hoping they do well with it!

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Re: Alice in Wonderland attraction

Post by Mamabaminjamin » Aug Sun 01, 2010 11:04 pm

If they had an issue with safety I would not worry about the ride b/c People are more important than any expeience but they have not had any issues. I can't believe that have to ruin a good thing just because.

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