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Theme park news round-up - April 15, 2013

Iron Rattler construction

In a move that is a public relations embarrassment, the Disneyland Resort opted to close three major rides over the weekend after being cited for employee safety violations. While the Matterhorn has since reopened, Space Mountain and Soarin' Over California remain out of action. Meanwhile, rumours that a Tron lightcycle coaster will open at Disneyland have resurfaced, along with whispers that a Monsters Inc.-themed coaster will be added to Disney California Adventure's line-up.

Disneyland

The Disneyland Resort has voluntarily closed major rides Space Mountain, the Matterhorn Bobsleds and Soarin' Over California after being cited for alleged safety violations.

Full story: Theme Park Tourist

Meanwhile, the new Iron Man Tech Presented by Stark Industries exhibit is now open at Disneyland's Innoventions, showing off a variety of props from the Marvel movies.

Full story: Theme Park Tourist

Disneyland and Disney's Magic Kingdom

A range of Disney Fairies will appear at Disneyland and the Magic Kingdom as part of Disney's latest "Limited Time Magic" promotion, which will run from April 15-21.

Full story: Theme Park Tourist

Disneyland and Disney California Adventure

MiceChat reports that the long-rumoured Tron-themed roller coaster for Disneyland's Tomorrowland could be back on the drawing board. Meanwhile, projections of huge attendances at Disney California Adventure could lead to the installation of a Monsters Inc.-themed indoor coaster at the park.

Full story: MiceChat

Disneyland and Walt Disney World's Downtown Disney

Disney is to expand the Star Wars Droid Factory Experience that debuted at Disney's Hollywood Studios to new locations at Disneyland and Walt Disney World's Downtown Disney. In both cases, guests will be able to build (and purchase) their own Star Wars droid.

Full story: Disney Parks Blog

Six Flags Fiesta Texas

CoasterForce takes a look at progress on the overhaul of the Rattler at Six Flags Fiesta Texas. The newly-renamed Iron Rattler closed on August 5, 2012, is undergoing a a similar makeover to the Texas Giant at sister park Six Flags Over Texas. This will see it being converted into a wood-steel hybrid, featuring an "Iron Horse" track and a series of new elements.

Full story: CoasterForce


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