According to the O.C Register, “essential work” has resumed on some projects throughout the Disneyland Resort. Over at Avengers Campus, crews have begun protecting the site from the outside elements and consist of third party contractors and Walt Disney Imagineers.
Over at Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway, crews will be receiving steel for the start of vertical construction on that attraction. That is fantastic news because many were speculating that the attraction would be the first to be cut at the resort.
Elsewhere around the resort, the refurbs of Snow White and Haunted Mansion are still on hold as of this point.
Earlier today there was a heavy police presence at Walt Disney World’s Contemporary Resort. It was reported a woman jumped from the window of the resort in an apparent suicide. At around 4pm EST the police were called to the area. There is no more information to provide at this time, but this story will be updated as more news develops. This is the latest in a string of weird incidents at the Walt Disney World Resort including a major breakdown on the Haunted Mansion that occurred last night.
Last night at about 9:30 PM EST, the Haunted Mansion was abruptly closed to the public for an unknown reason with cast members stating that they did not know when it was going to reopen. Today photos on social media as well as guest evacuated from the attraction confirm that something was horribly wrong with the omnimover ride system.
Photos posted to social media show the doombuggies (ride vehicles) faced the complete opposite direction in several locations of the attraction. For example in the attic scene the doombuggies usually go on a slope in reverse, but this time they were going down the slope face forward which was quite uncomfortable for riders.
Yet another classic Disneyland attraction will be going down for a significant refurb next year. The Haunted Mansion will be going down January 21st until Spring time for an extended refurb that will include new paint on the exterior and mechanical and lighting upgrades on the interior.
Haunted Mansion Holiday fans will be delighted that the attraction seems to be running for an extra couple of weeks this year leading up to this refurb. What do you guys think about this refurb? Do you think too many attractions are closing in one year for extended refurbs? Do you think this is all much needed? Let me know in the comments below!