• Kyodo


Tokyo Disneyland resumed operations Sunday of one of its popular coasters, closed down after a fatal accident on a similar ride at the Disneyland in California.

The Big Thunder Mountain ride was shut down Saturday following the accident Friday on the ride’s counterpart in Anaheim, which left one person dead and 10 injured.

The roller coaster resumed at 10:30 a.m. Sunday after Oriental Land Co., the amusement park’s operator, said it confirmed the ride is safe.

Oriental Land said the attraction in both Disneylands is based on the same concept, but the one in Urayasu, Chiba Prefecture, was built by a Japanese firm and the rides operate differently.

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