Wednesday, November 11

And now for something completely pointless...

As you may or may not know, the Space Mountain ride at WDW has been closed all year for renovations. Along with the work done to the Space Mountain building and Tomorrowland Transit Authority tracks, they have also demolished the second floor of what was once the Tomorrowland Skyway Station.

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.

3 comments:

Pete the Brit said...

It's not pointless - I'll be there in January - will Space Mountain be operational by then????

Pete the Brit said...

It's not pointless - I'll be there in January - will Space Mountain be operational by then????

Katy said...

Logic states that management wants to have the ride open before the holiday crowds descend on the park. So my guess is that it will at least in soft opening mode by Thanksgiving week.

That said, no one really knows. They closed the ride in late April this year, right before the peak summer season which defies all logic.