There was a thread a while back about going left on Space Mountain. I searched, but I couldn't find it anywhere. I wanted to share this experience I had on Space Mountain last week.
We didn't go left, however, our rocket stopped on the first lift hill. We sat for a few minutes surrounded by the blaring lights and sound. I saw two rockets get sent to the left as we were obviously in their way. At that point they must have stopped loading them, because no more rockets followed. Finally, they stopped everything and turned on the lights. Two CM came up the stairs to the right of the lift, then realized they needed to be on the left. Someone asked if we were going to be evacuated. The CM said something about we'd be able to go as soon as the problem was fixed. I thought that was strange as I was expecting to have to evacuate the ride.
The first CM went up and undid the latches on the first car. I'm pretty sure he intended to remove everyone. But, then, a new CM came up and told him he was only supposed to do 2 people at a time, that it was policy. So the CM told this man they were going to remove him and his daughter from the second row, and he put back down the bars of the other rows in the rocket. The man caught on before the rest of us did. The CMs intended only to remove them and then send on the rocket. The man's other two children were infront of him. He demanded that they be removed too as he was not going to let them go alone (obviously). The CM mumbled something about policy, but did help the other two children out. The family walked down the stairs with the CM.
Apparently they thought he had stood during the ride. The man said he was 6' 5"; he was also very large and said it would have been impossible to stand as he really had no room. The people behind him were sure he had not stood. Regardless they were removed. The lights went back off and we were sent on our way to outerspace. When we arrived back at the loading platform, there were several rockets infront of us waiting to be unloaded. Apparently we had been sent on, but the ride had not yet reset itself, so no one had been unloaded. It took about another minute or two, and then the CMs announced it was back up. The people in the queue aplauded.
It was a very odd experience to say the least. One last thing worth noting: When I used my FP for Space, DH and DD were in line for Peter Pan. Even with the hold up, I was able to get back to Fantasyland to join them and still had to wait an additional 20 minutes for PP.