Massive changes are coming to one of Disney’s most iconic attractions.
On January 15, 1975, the Space Mountain attraction opened in Magic Kingdom Park at Walt Disney World Resort. Since its debut, this ride has been a huge hit among thrill seekers at the Parks. The ride takes Guests on a high-speed roller coaster adventure through the darkness, which adds tons of surprise when it comes to its drops and turns.
Space Mountain was such a success that the ride opened up attractions at Disneyland Resort, Hong Kong Disneyland, Disneyland Paris, and Tokyo Disneyland. Now, one of these locations is demolishing the ride.
Disney Park Announces Lengthy Remodel
In April of last year, Tokyo Disney Resort announced that its Space Mountain attraction, which has been a staple of the Park since it opened in 1983, would be closing and receiving a massive renovation. The attraction will debut alongside the Park’s new Tomorrowland in 2027, and it will be completely unrecognizable from the ride we know it as today.
Tokyo Disney Resort is known for its immaculate attention to detail and commitment to providing Guests with the best possible theme Park experience. This renovation is part of the Park’s commitment to providing new entertainment that cannot be found at any other Disney Park in the world.
Space Mountain Becomes a Construction Site
While the original announcement stated that construction would begin in 2024, photos show that it has clearly begun already. Twitter user @Sea_Mattsu tweeted a photo of what the site looks like. The English translation of the tweet says, ” The piling of the dome is about to begin.”
— まっつー (@Sea_Mattsu) July 19, 2023
It is truly eerie to see such an iconic attraction being ripped apart before our very eyes. While it is sad to see this ride be out of commission for so long, this new remodel is very exciting. If it is a hit with fans, this could be the beginning of Disney reviving the other Space Mountain attractions all over the world.