D-Land Accident

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It would appear there was a horrible accident on Big Thunder Mountain Railroad at Disneyland last week. Strangely, I have not heard about it until now–I am not sure if that is because I am up in Portland now, or if there just is not much available news about it. Ten were injured, one died of blood loss after a “blunt force trauma” (broken ribs that sliced up the lungs). This is sad and it sucks, but is not as much of a surprise as I would have expected. A number of people over the past few years have told me about cutbacks at Disneyland–the biggest example being what the California Disney Adventure was supposed to be (original Imagineered rides) versus what it actually is (mostly premade “carnival” rides, nothing much original). These same cutbacks hit staffing and maintenance. And now the cutbacks in maintenance sadly come to the surface with this incident. 🙁

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