One Disney Park is reviving a Guest-favorite thrill ride, beginning on May 1, 2023.
Disney Parks are unique in a thousand ways–one of those ways being the number of varied options when it comes to rides, attractions, and entertainment. Many theme parks say they have something for every member of the family, but Disney takes it one step further by offering something not only for every age, but for every preference and every thrill level.
Whether Guests are visiting the Walt Disney World Resort in Central Florida, Disneyland Resort in Southern California, Disneyland Paris, Tokyo Disney Resort, Hong Kong Disneyland, or Shanghai Disney Resort, they are guaranteed offerings that wow every member of the family–from the least adventurous to the most ambitious of riders. And when it comes to thrilling attractions, the offerings at Disney’s theme parks are second to none.
At Disney’s Hollywood Studios at Disney World, Guests who love that adrenaline high can help themselves to Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster, which reaches speeds of nearly 60 miles per hour and features multiple coaster elements, including a corkscrew. (But don’t count on high-fiving the guys from Aerosmith, as it looks like their days at Disney are numbered.) Thrill junkies who double as adventure seekers can board a train and traverse the Forbidden Mountain at Animal Kingdom’s Expedition Everest attraction, which features an 80-foot drop and speeds of up to 50 miles per hour. Just watch out for that Yeti. We’re told he’s a disco maniac! (And mind that broken track–it’s a doozy.)
At EPCOT, thrill riders love Test Track. The ride begins with a queue and features speeds like those of turtles and snails. But riders are in for a surprise as the ride vehicle enters the track and becomes the fastest ride at the Walt Disney World Resort, reaching speeds of 65 miles per hour. And for Guests who prefer the family thrill rides, there’s always a proverbial beeline being made for the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train at Magic Kingdom.
Another Guest-favorite family thrill ride is Space Mountain at Magic Kingdom. But the retro-future-themed coaster can also be found at other Disney Parks, like Disneyland Park in Southern California, where the attraction deviates from the norm and takes on a life of its galactic own for two months out of the year.
Disneyland’s Space Mountain attraction goes on vacation in May each year, sending in as its replacement Hyperspace Mountain, which features the same ride vehicles, track, and layout, but with an exciting Star Wars-themed overlay. The limited-time-only experience features elements from the saga of the galaxy far, far away, as well as music from veteran composer John Williams, performed by the London Symphony Orchestra.
Hyperspace Mountain first debuted as part of the “Season of the Force” event at Disneyland in 2015. At Hong Kong Disneyland and Disneyland Paris, Hyperspace Mountain debuted in 2016 and 2017, respectively, but ultimately, the two international parks got to keep the Hyperspace version of Space Mountain.
Disneyland Park only changes its Space Mountain attraction seasonally, and on Monday, Disney Parks announced the return of Hyperspace Mountain to the California Disney Parks, beginning May 1.
NEW: Hyperspace Mountain returns to Disneyland Resort May 1 – June 4. pic.twitter.com/h74wusl0UO
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The attraction will retain its Lucas-esque galactic vibe through June 4, 2023.