Well, yesterday the walls came down. Space Mountain is expected to have its soft opening soon, and the newly refurbished restrooms were open and ready for business.
photo courtesy of wdwmagic.com.
UPDATE: In case anyone is interested. Apparently a team of welders walked into Space Mountain this morning. Rumor is they are still working on the track. (I have no idea if that is true or not.) The estimated date of soft open seems to be November 20. (Again, no idea if that is true or not.)
UPDATED UPDATE: Soft opening started Friday night. Apparently the queue is much improved, complete with some high tech games to play while you wait in line, but the ride itself hasn't changed much. It is darker, but the track still sucks. Meaning you will get whip lash if you are stuck in the last seat of the train. Request to sit in front.