Saturday, September 15, 2007
Hong Kong Disneyland on Saturday shut its Autopia driving ride after one of its vehicles derailed from a fixed track, a spokeswoman said Saturday.
Park spokeswoman Glendy Chu said the accident occurred when the driver, a young woman, hit one of the barricades surrounding the track. She said the woman was not injured.
Chu said the Hong Kong government's Electrical and Mechanical Services Department ordered the electric car ride shut for inspections. Government spokesman Raymond Wong said government investigators have not reported back their findings.
Hong Kong Disneyland, which is a joint venture between the Hong Kong government and the Walt Disney Co. (DIS), opened in September 2005 and the Autopia ride opened in the summer of 2006.