Disney Resumes Construction On Avengers Campus and Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway!

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.

People Mover at Magic Kingdom Comes to a Halt

The Tomorrowland Transit Authority at the Magic Kingdom has been temporarily closed since 1pm yesterday.

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This sign was put up by cast members today stating that the attraction will not be reopening today and it is unknown when the attraction will be reopen. It also unknown if this has anything to do with the electrical fire the attraction experienced last year or the incident a few weeks ago where two trains collided.

This has been a very rough week for the Magic Kingdom and Disney World in general as incidents have happened at the Contemporary Resort, Jungle Cruise, and the Haunted Mansion.

Women Jumps From Walt Disney World Resort

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.

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Haunted Mansion at Walt Disney World Closed Indefinitely

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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.

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It is unclear what caused the rift in the omnimover system, but here’s hoping they can get it fixed sooner rather than later before the Spring Break crowds start to arrive at the resort. This comes after a recent string of bad luck for the Walt Disney World resort where a Jungle Cruise boat sank, a heavy police presence, and today a women unfortunately was killed when she jumped from the Contemporary Resort.

Haunted Mansion to Undergo Major Refurb in 2020

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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!