Guests Forced to Spend the Night on Space Mountain After Attraction Shuts Down

Space Mountain Disneyland
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This was not the way these guests thought they would be spending their night at Disney!

Guests at Disneyland Resort found themselves in an unexpected situation when they were reportedly forced to spend the latter part of their night on Space Mountain after the iconic attraction abruptly shut down. The thrilling roller coaster, located in Disneyland Park, allegedly came to a halt, leaving riders stranded in the dark space-themed ride. As the park worked to resolve the technical issues, guests remained inside the mountain, experiencing a once-in-a-lifetime late-night stay within the space-themed environment.

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Space Mountain Disneyland

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TikTok Shows Harrowing Guest Experience

Space Mountain is a thrilling and iconic roller coaster ride found in various Disney parks around the world, including Walt Disney World Resort, Disneyland Resort, and Tokyo Disney Resort. With its space-themed decor and exhilarating twists and turns, Space Mountain provides guests with an unforgettable experience. As Disney Park riders board the spacecraft-inspired vehicles and embark on their journey through the darkness of outer space, they are treated to a sensory feast of sights and sounds, making each ride unique and exciting.

The anticipation builds as the ride cars climb steep inclines and then plummet into the darkness, creating a sense of weightlessness that adds to the adrenaline rush. Theme park riders can feel the excitement as they zoom past stars and planets, with sudden drops and sharp turns keeping them on the edge of their seats. The immersive experience is enhanced by special effects and lighting that create a sense of traveling through galaxies at warp speed.

Space Mountain truly captures the essence of space exploration and adventure, making it a must-visit attraction for thrill-seekers of all ages. However, for some guests riding the attraction at a recent Disney After Dark event, the night took an unwanted turn when they spent their evening stuck on the attraction.

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space. mountain

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An Unexpected Ride Shutdown

With the roller coaster no longer operating, guests last night had the unique opportunity to see Space Mountain in a whole new light – or lack thereof. The dimly lit corridors and futuristic decor that usually whizz by at high speeds during the ride were now visible for a prolonged period, allowing guests to appreciate the intricate details that make this attraction a fan favorite.

As the night progressed, Disney staff worked diligently to ensure the safety and comfort of the stranded guests. Ultimately, the guests were eventually escorted off the ride. A video shared to TikTok shows a group stuck on the ride at 11pm.


Stuck in Space Mountain at 11 pm @Disneyland California #disney #disneyland #californiaadventure

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Despite the unexpected turn of events, those who spent their night on Space Mountain left with a one-of-a-kind story to tell, adding a new layer of enchantment to their Disney experience.

About Eva Miller

Eva was born and raised in the beautiful state of Oregon but has since relocated and lives in New York City. Since she was young, Eva has loved to perform in musicals, especially Disney ones! Through performing, Disney’s music became the soundtrack of her childhood. Today, Eva loves to write about all the exciting happenings for the Walt Disney Company. In her free time, Eva loves to travel, spend time in nature, and go to Broadway shows. Her favorite Disney movie is 'Lilo and Stitch,' and her favorite Park is Disney's Animal Kingdom.

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