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Guests Forced to Evacuate as Iconic Tomorrowland Ride Breaks Down

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Credit: Disney/ Krysten S/ Canva

Over in Tomorrowland in the Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World Resort, guests can truly enter an unknown world.

They can see how far we’ve come on the Carousel of Progress, sail high above the crowds on the Astro Orbiter, and even help Buzz Lightyear defeat General Zurg on Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin. Then, there is TRON Lightcycle/Run, which brings guests into the grid and takes them on a thrilling speed bike ride.

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Related: After Months of Waiting, Amazing TRON Effect FINALLY Returns! 

But perhaps the most iconic attraction in Tomorrowland is Space Mountain. Space Mountain allows guests to board a rocket vehicle and launches them into the deepest parts of outer space.

Typically, one of the things that makes Space Mountain so exciting is that guests can’t see what’s coming. Space is incredibly dark, and so is Space Mountain. Guests go through twists, turns, and sudden drops.

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Related: Space Mountain to Close Permanently This Summer at Disney Park

While riding in the dark is so much fun, it can sometimes be even more fun when you see the traditionally dark ride with the lights on! And that is exactly what happened recently.

What is not so fun is that the guests who were onboard Space Mountain when the lights went on were not able to complete their outer space adventure.

Cast members were seen evacuating guests, meaning the breakdown was a little more serious and will most likely take a little longer to fix.

This Disney Dining writer was actually riding the Tomorrowland Transit Authority PeopleMover when Space Mountain broke down. And I had been on the coaster not 20 minutes earlier!

At the time of publication, Space Mountain is listed as “Temporarily Closed.” We do not know what caused the ride to stop or how long it will take to get back to normal operations. We are just glad that Cast Members were able to safely evacuate all guests who were in ride vehicles when the malfunction happened!

Have you ever seen Space Mountain With the Lights on? What did you think? Let us know in the comments! 

About Krysten Swensen

A born and bred New England girl living the Disney life in Southern California. I love to read, to watch The Golden Girls, and love everything to do with Disney and Universal. I also love to share daily doses of Disney on my Disney Instagram @BrazzleDazzleDisney!

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