Is Disney really trading in Space Mountain for an ice cream shop?
Over the years, Disney has been known to remodel and reimagine numerous Park offerings in an attempt to stay relevant and updated for Guests. By continuously offering new and thrilling additions, Guests always have new reasons to head back to Disney. However, new additions mean fans have to say goodbye to old beloved attractions.
Nothing Is Sacred: Is Disney Replacing Another Iconic Attraction
While some closures and replacements do not upset fans, others can be devastating. For example, the closure of Disneyland Resort and Walt Disney World Resort’s Splash Mountain attraction was a huge loss for many fans. While the excitement is still there for the ride’s replacement, Tiana’s Bayou Adventure, it is undeniable that many fans are still mourning the loss of Splash Mountain.
Now, another classic ride attraction may be in trouble.
Space Mountain at Disneyland Park is one of the most iconic and beloved attractions in the world. Located in numerous different Disney Parks around the world, this thrilling ride takes guests on an intergalactic adventure through the vastness of space.
Disneyland describes the ride, saying;
“Navigate through a vast futuristic space station as you make your way to Mission Control. Board a sleek flight vehicle and prepare yourself for a high-flying adventure to the furthest reaches of space.
Ascend slowly through a swirling solar field as your rocket powers up. Plunge through a spectacular spiral nebula and then, when the countdown ends—hang on tight!
As you hurtle forward into infinite darkness, your rocket darts and twists in the void, speeding faster and faster. Feel the g-force as you careen into the unknown!
Immersive sound effects and evocative music add to the intense sensory experience.
Brave the most epic journey of your Earthbound life and accept your mission—to conquer Space Mountain.”
Opening in 1977, Space Mountain was Disney’s first big jump into the world of high-speed roller coasters. Now, apple maps is showing Disney is turning it into something much less extreme.
This Is a Joke… Right?!
One fan was exploring Disneyland Park on Apple Maps when they saw something truly shocking. When hovering over Space Mountain, which is located in Tomorrowland, this Guest saw that it was being marked as a new ice cream location. They took a screenshot of the occurrence and posted it in the Reddit community, r/Disneyland.
The location is tagged as ‘Lub 0 Rama,’ which is the location from the fictional world of Radiator Springs from the movie Cars. This situation is quite strange, but after evaluating all the information, it seems that, most likely, this is an error on Apple’s end. However, nothing can fully be confirmed until an announcement is made from Disney.