COASTER FREAK 11 wrote:However, the point is still there. Two rides, same manufacture, same system. Even if in both cases it comes out to be that it had poor maintenance, it might prove still that the Vekoma Mine Trains (Disney's or all) need to me more thoroughly checked more often.
Even if they were the same make/model, the Disneyland accident was due to improperly tightened bolts on a wheel assembly. At least that's what the accident report says (see page 8).
"There's nothing wrong with it. It just needs some tweaking,"
Disneyland Paris has released a Summer 2012 brochure online announcing details for the resort's 20th anniversary celebration including the debut of a brand new castle light/water/firework spectacular as well as a new Mickey Mouse meet and greet, a new parade and evening extended park hours!
To see the entire brochure click the link above, but I've gone ahead and picked out some notable selections regarding the new offerings.
The brochure highlights the 20th anniversary of the resort, and isn't subtle in doing so. With so much to celebrate, you’ll want your memories to last longer with our extended hours to give your family the time of their lives!
It’s the most spectacular celebration ever! The endless wonders of Disneyland® Park will be all lit up by the magic of our 20th Anniversary. Two incredible Disney® Parks, packed with over 50 attractions, numerous restaurants, bars, shops, 14 hotels and Disney Village® will keep the fun shining all day and late into the night. While our lake and golf course will keep the party swinging for everyone.
Three major additions for the resort are on the way...
Disney Dreams, the park's new castle spectacular will be a fusion of World of Color, Wishes and Illuminations in its combination of lights, water, projection screens and fireworks to tell a brand new story involving Peter Pan and many other notable Disney characters.
Anticipated to be a carbon copy of the Town Square Theater meet and greet which debuted at Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom earlier this year, Mickey will have a new meet and greet in Disneyland Paris.
Disney Magic on Parade is the new parade for Disneyland Paris. Note: The parade pictured here is Soundsational which debuted at Disneyland Park earlier this year.
Disney Dreams will certainly be the largest addition for the year.
A closer look at the main piece of concept art for the show.
This promotional image comes straight from Florida's Town Square Theater.
Plenty in the works!
Lots to be excited for!
Building on the New Generation marketing campaign, Disneyland Paris' use of more recent Disney characters continues.
This should turn out to be something really special!
Change the scheme, Alter the mood! Electrify the boys and girls if you would be so kind!
This seems like it could be a really cool concept! I'm glad the resort is getting some improvements, although I was more hoping for some love for the Studios. I'm really liking the look of this nighttime show though! I wonder if it will run year-round or just peak season? This could be a bit of a challenge because during some points in the year it doesn't get dark in France until pretty late...
12-year-old boy left paralysed after going on Disneyland Paris Tower of Terror rideX-rays reported to show he suffered spinal injuries Ride simulates lift plunging 199ft after lightning strike By Daniel Miller Last updated at 6:00 PM on 9th December 2011
Injured: 12-year-old Bautista Riera has been paralysed from the neck down after riding the Tower of Terror at Disneyland Paris A 12-year-old boy is in a critical condition having been paralysed from the neck down after going on a sudden-drop ride at Disneyland Paris. Bautista Riera, from Argentina, is in intensive care after riding the amusement park's Twilight Zone Tower of Terror attraction which simulates a lift plunging 199ft after being hit by lightning. According to reports, x-rays showed he suffered a 'spine and bone contusion'.
Bautista reportedly complained to his father, a doctor, that he felt sick shortly after leaving the ride and was taken to the park's infirmary. His condition rapidly deteriorated and he was taken to Paris' Necker hospital for children. By the time he arrived at the hospital's neurology unit he was already paralysed in his upper limbs. More...City girl's pool death: Did super-fit executive overdo it in gym before suspected heart attack?
The paralysis quickly spread to his lower limbs and he suffered respiratory arrest before being rushed to intensive care.
Drop: the Tower of Terror attraction simulates a lift plunging 199ft after being hit by lightning According to a report in the Buenos Aires Herald Bautista suffered spinal cord injuries and is in a serious condition. His uncle told the paper that the boy's condition has stabilised although nd he is breathing with the help of an artificial respirator after suffering complications and pneumonia.
Disneyland Paris is Europe's most popular tourist attraction and the Tower of Terror, which was opened in 2008, is one of its most adrenalin-fuelled rides.
Attractions: Disney say Bautista Riera had been on three rides before complaining to his father that he felt sick On its website the Park states: 'Prepare yourself for a mind-blowing adrenalin rush The ascent is followed by a dizzying drop faster than the speed of gravity. The abyss awaits you – Drop in if you dare!' Leanne Deacon, pictured as a 16-year-old on the Tower Of Terror ride in Florida. She now needs 24-hour care According to Bautista's family he was in good health and played rugby, basketball and practised martial arts. A spokesman for Disneyland Paris said the boy had been on three rides at Walt Disney Studios before feeling unwell. He said: 'When he was accompanied to the care centre, the child could walk.' In 2009 a British teenager claimed that going on an almost identical Disney ride at the Florida park had caused her to suffer a heart attack. In 2005, the then 16-year-old Leanne Deacon's heart stopped and she suffered a brain haemorrhage after riding the Disney World-MGM Studios' The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror ride several times.
Last edited by larrygator on Sun Dec 11, 2011 7:03 pm.
Wow, that's terrible, my thoughts go out to that boy and his family.
With that said, how could something like this happen on Tower of Terror? It's hard to believe that everything was perfectly normal and then he got off with a spinal injury. Maybe he was struck with a loose article while riding or something? Or perhaps there was a pre-existing condition that he didn't know about?
P.S. I hate news outlets coverage of amusement ride incidents. They're just bad reporting.
Euro Disney S.C.A. (the "Company"), parent company of Euro Disney Associés S.C.A., operator of Disneyland® Paris (together the "Group"), announces that, on January 6, 2012, it has obtained an additional standby revolving credit facility (the "Additional Facility") of € 150 million from The Walt Disney Company. This Additional Facility expires on September 30, 2018 and was advanced in connection with the approval from its lenders to increase the Group’s investments by up to € 250 million. These investments correspond to the annual recurring investment budget for fiscal year 2012 and a multi-year expansion of the Walt Disney Studios® Park, which includes a new attraction. The Additional Facility is separate from the € 100 million existing standby revolving credit facility (the "Existing Facility"), which expires on September 30, 2014 and is still undrawn. The other terms and conditions of the Additional Facility are substantially the same as the Existing Facility.
Although no assurances can be given, the Group believes it has sufficient funds to finance these and other necessary investments and repay its borrowings consistent with the scheduled maturities, based on its existing cash position, liquidity from the Existing Facility and the benefit of certain conditional deferrals permitted under the Group’s existing debt agreements.
So this basically means that Walt Disney Studios Park will be getting a major new addition as a park of a larger financially-backed expansion for the park. Sounds exciting!
Change the scheme, Alter the mood! Electrify the boys and girls if you would be so kind!
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