Classic Space Mountain returns to Disneyland in June
Disneyland announced today that the classic, non-Star Wars version of its Space Mountain roller coaster will return to Tomorrowland, starting June 1.
For the past year and a half, Space Mountain has been running a Star Wars-themed "Hyperspace Mountain" overlay, with on-board Star Wars theme music and in-ride projections of TIE fighters, Star Destroyers and X-wings in battle. Disneyland gave Hyperspace Mountain a break for the annual Ghost Galaxy overlay around the Halloween season, but fans haven't been able to experience the classic Space Mountain during the "Season of the Force" overlay of Tomorrowland, which began in November 2015.
Of course, "classic" Space Mountain could mean several versions: the 1977 ride with no on-ride music, the 1996 Dick Dale "Carnival of the Animals - Aquarium" soundtrack, or the 2005 Michael Giacchino version. Disneyland has not yet announced which version we'll be getting. Update: Hyperspace Mountain has shown up on the refurbishment list now. Its last day will be May 29.
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Last day for Hyperspace is May 29, per official Disneyland page. Two days of down time in between. https://disneyland.disney.go.com/attractions/disneyland/hyperspace-mountain/
Updated. Thanks. I was looking on the daily calendar pages, which didn't have it listed as down yet.
Good. I didn't really like the Hyperspace overlay. I thought the normal version was better. Although I think Ghost Galaxy was better than the normal ride.
Well, this guarantees that I'll be upgrading my So Cal ticket to a pass. Hyperspace Mountain is very good, but it has far overstayed its welcome. The 2005 version remains the best edition of the ride IMO, so I'll be glad to have it back.
I've never experienced Hyperspace Mountain, but I love Ghost Galaxy. That's a cool halloween overlay.
Between the two, I think HyperSpace Mountain is the superior overlay. The visuals on Ghost Galaxy remind me way too much of Universal's Mummy ride.
Maybe they should just add Tron visuals and call it a Tron coaster.
I love hyperspace mountain. I'll miss it :-(
At least Disneyland's Hyperspace Mountain beats the version of Space Mountain at Disney World's Magic Kingdom. I like both, but Disneyland's version was a much smoother ride and the Star Wars theme enhanced it a lot. It would be cool if Disney would build a duplicate to Hyperspace Mountain at Disney's Hollywood Studios' Star Wars land, but just call it something different and not put it in a mountain
It will be back when The Last Jedi is in theaters.
I like it the most with the music matching the turns and falls... It brings more senses into play to make it a better experience (and more fun.)
I like all the overlays though I miss the beach guitar music version.
Glad this attraction will be back to normal soon. I didn't like how the projections lit up the structure too much. I was hoping the projections would have been better quality, but instead they stretch in weird ways and sometimes even show the box where the projection will show up. Not to mention the Tie Fighter blasting you was cheesy.
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