Space Mountain to Close Permanently This Summer at Disney Park

Space Mountain Tokyo
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Of all of Disney’s classic theme park attractions, Space Mountain is undoubtedly one of Disney’s most beloved and iconic.

Space Mountain

Opening in Magic Kindom Park at Walt Disney World Resort in 1975, Space Mountain is an indoor roller coaster that takes guests on a thrilling high-speed journey through space. This dark ride has become an iconic part of numerous theme parks, including Disneyland Park, Tokyo Disneyland, Disneyland Park (Paris), and Hong Kong Disneyland.

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In 2023, it was announced that one of these iconic attraction locations would be closing permanently.

This surprising decision has been met with conflicting feelings from fans who love the original attraction. Disney has since announced how they will say goodbye and pay homage to the Space Mountain ride at Tokyo Disneyland.

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The End of an Era

The Tokyo Disney Resort unveiled an exciting plan for the future of Space Mountain and Tomorrowland at Tokyo Disneyland.

This ambitious project will involve a substantial investment of approximately 56 billion yen, highlighting the park’s unwavering commitment to providing unforgettable experiences for its visitors. Set to debut in 2027. The upcoming renovations promise to enhance the overall atmosphere and attractions in this beloved park area.

One of the focal points of this renovation is the reconstruction of Space Mountain.

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While the ride itself will retain its thrilling nature, the new Space Mountain will receive a complete makeover to deliver an even more exhilarating and immersive experience.

With the incorporation of advanced technologies and cutting-edge special effects, guests can look forward to an enhanced journey through the cosmos, complete with awe-inspiring visuals and heart-pounding moments.

To ensure a seamless integration with the revamped attraction, the surrounding area will also undergo a comprehensive transformation.

Tomorrowland Square, the vibrant hub connecting various attractions, will be completely reimagined to complement the futuristic theme of the land. Tokyo Disney Resort aims to create a cohesive and immersive environment where guests can fully immerse themselves in the wonders of Tomorrowland.

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Saying Goodbye to an Iconic Attraction

As part of these grand renovations, the current iteration of the attraction is scheduled to bid farewell to its last riders on July 31, 2024. This closure marks the end of an era, paving the way for an exciting new chapter in the iconic attraction’s history.

To say goodbye to the original attraction in a proper way, Disneyland Resort has announced an event entitled “Celebrating Space Mountain: The Final Ignition!.”

From April 9 to July 31, 2024, fans will be able to experience this event and honor the closure of the original attraction.

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Fans continue to enjoy the iconic ride in early 2024 as they anticipate the removal of the classic experience:

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While this change will certainly take some adjusting, it will be thrilling to see what Disney has in store for fans when the new attraction opens in 2027.

Do you wish Disney World would make similar changes to their Space Mountain attraction? Let us know in the comments!

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.


  1. I wanna see them do this at Disneyland, California. Ive been going here since I was 2. I LOVE space mountain but its entire section of tomorrowland lack in a HUGE facelift. They can still keep whats there but wanna see space mountain like on a small scale from Tokyo to socal. I also feel like if rides are gonna be closed fie yrs on remodels, tickets ALL tiers should be WAY less. Walt created magic for families & not based on making $. It needs to include the magic NOT the stripping of people’s $. Remember the pandemic? Bring what DISNEY wanted for all

  2. Disney needs to revamp Pirates! The ceiling looks like a warehouse, the animatronics are outdated. This is my all time favorite ride but it could realky use some updates.

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