Disneyland has reopened its Alice in Wonderland attraction after nearly a month out of action, with work to install safety rails now complete.
Alice in Wonderland was voluntarily closed by Disneyland on July 15 after the California Department of Occupational Safety and Health informed the park that handrails should be present on an elevated, outdoor section of the ride. Temporary rails have now been added, and Walt Disney Imagineering is now working to design a permanent solution for installation at a undecided point in the future.
The task of updating the ride to ensure worker safety is complicated by the need to ensure that the safety rails do not interfere with the external appearance of the popular attraction. The temporary rails and accompanying tarps are highly visible, as can be seen in photographs on MiceChat.
Located in the Fantasyland area of the park, Alice in Wonderland opened just three years after Disneyland itself, in June 1958. The ride carries guests in on-rails, caterpillar-themed vehicles through scenes from the famous Disney animated movie. The plot sees riders following the White Rabbit down into Wonderland, with the action briefly moving outside before a climactic "Mad Tea Party" scene.