The classic attractions of Magic Kingdom and Disneyland Park are beloved not only because of their whimsical nature but because of their originality as well.
Each classic attraction, such as “it’s a small world,” Big Thunder Mountain Railroad, the Haunted Mansion, and Pirates of the Caribbean, have storylines not fully associated with films or other IPs, and the biggest Disney fans are fascinated with these storylines.
Many Disney fans always want to know more about these attractions, including the detailed storylines, the history, and a behind-the-scenes look at how they work.
Sometimes, that can mean looking behind the curtain and ‘ruining’ the magic, but to many fans, this is anything but ruining the magic!
One of the most popular mysteries has to do with one of Magic Kingdom’s most famous roller coaster attractions: Space Mountain. Namely, what does Space Mountain look like when the lights are on?
Space Mountain is a roller coaster attraction that takes place entirely in the dark, which adds to the storyline and the thrills. However, many fans want to know what the ride looks like when the lights are on.
Unfortunately, the lights being on typically means technical difficulties for a dark ride. But that doesn’t mean that Guests can’t see the inner workings of Space Mountain when there are technical difficulties! One fan recently pointed out a sneaky but effective way to sate one’s curiosity…
So there you have it! All you have to do is head over to the Tomorrowland Transit Authority PeopleMover once you see that Space Mountain is ‘Temporarily Closed’ on the My Disney Experience app.
Here’s another video to prove this hack works.
Have fun seeing Space Mountain with the lights on!