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Space Mountain may be closing ...
Author: Jumboshrmp :: Posted:09 May 2006 4:30 pm
While still a rumor, it is very possible that Walt Disney World's Space Mountain will be going under a complete rehab, completely refurbished and rebuilt from scratch in 2007 or 2008.
While nothing has been officially announced by Disney, some Cast members are hinting that it will happen.
On CMI Radio Episode #3, host Mikey Silva interviewed WDW Cast Member "Ace", who works at Space Mountain, who said: "We're going to be going under refurbishment in 2007, in which they are actually going to rebuild the ride from scratch. They are going to put in a lot more futuristic elements, because this is an outdated roller coaster."
There are five Space Mountain's at various Disney Parks. Walt Disney World's Space Mountain was the first one, and is 31 years old. It is also the most dated. While a classic attraction, Space Mountain is rough, not very dark compared to the others, and quite behind in technology. Also, it is the only Space Mountain to not feature an on ride soundtrack. Recently, Disneyland's Space Mountain has been refurbished completely for the 50th Anniversary Happiest Celebration on Earth. Disneyland Paris's Space Mountain: De la terre à la lune, has also been updated with new effects and a new soundtrack, as well as a new name, Space Mountain: Mission 2. Because all of the other Space Mountains have such a technological advantage over the original, many fans have been predicting that Walt Disney World would be the next to recieve a refurbishment.
Based on the changes that WDI (Walt Disney Imagineering) has made to the other Space Mountains, the the rumored upcoming refurbishment may include things such as new track (and possibly a new layout), new (and possibly re-designed) trains, an original on-ride soundtrack, and new special effects using the technology we have in 2007. Walt Disney World's original track layout most likely will not be replaced with the same layout that is shared by the Space Mountains in Anaheim, Paris and Tokyo, because their layouts were designed to fit in a building with a 200 ft. diameter. However, in the Florida version, Imagineers will have 300 ft to work with, allowing more spacious layout, or two separate tracks, the way it stands currently.
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