Tuesday theme park news round-up: Happy Birthday, Disneyland
Published: July 13, 2010 at 12:35 AM
Tickets went on sale today for this fall's Destination D event at the Disneyland Hotel, September 24-25, 2010. This is the event for D23 club members that will alternate years with the D23 Expo. The event will feature panels and sessions on Disneyland's history. Tickets start at $125 per person.
Kennedy Space Center in Florida will host the third annual Astronaut Autograph & Memorabilia Show Weekend November 5-7, 2010. The show is scheduled to feature appearances by more than 30 astronauts, including Mercury 7 astronaut Scott Carpenter and Apollo 13 astronaut Jim Lovell, and benefits the Astronaut Scholarship Foundation. Tickets and more information are available at www.astronautscholarship.org/aams.
On the accident watch: A 21-year-old woman passed away Sunday from injuries after falling from the Xtreme roller coaster at Dixie Landin' amusement park in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Police are investigating. Xtreme is a Maurer Sohne Xtended SC 2000 spinning coaster and initial reports said that inspectors found no obvious flaws or failures on the ride.
Also, Osceola County and Florida officials are investigating after a 50-year-old electrician was electrocuted on the job at Disney's Wide World of Sports complex at Walt Disney World on Friday. Co-workers were unable to resuscitate Steven Snyder, a Buena Vista Construction Co. employee.