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Hyperspace Mountain Is Coming Back to Disneyland

March 28, 2022, 6:59 PM · Hyperspace Mountain is returning to Disneyland next month.

The Star Wars-themed overlay to Tomorrowland's Space Mountain indoor roller coaster will return on April 29, following a one-day refurbishment to make the switch. Hyperspace Mountain puts riders in the middle of a Star Wars space battle, with digital projections of TIE fighters, Star Destroyers, and X-Wings, while listening to an on-board Star Wars musical score.

Hyperspace Mountain debuted at Disneyland back in 2015, appearing occasionally since then. It's one of a few themed overlays that Disneyland has used on Space Mountain since its 2003 rebuild: the Halloween-themed Ghost Galaxy and Nightmare Nebula overlays, as well as the original Rockin' Space Mountain overlay.

The Hyperspace Mountain overlay will return a week before Disneyland hosts the first of three hard-ticket Disneyland After Dark: Star Wars Nite events, on May 3, 4, and 27. The final night for that after-hours event comes during the Star Wars Celebration fan convention at the nearby Anaheim Convention Center on May 26-29.

Disneyland has not announced an end date for Hyperspace Mountain.

Hyperspace Mountain's return also comes just a few days after another popular alternate attraction returns to Disneyland's vault. Soarin' Over California is now playing during the Disney California Adventure Food & Wine Festival, which runs through April 26. After that, the Soarin' Around the World version of Disney's flying theater show returns to DCA.

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Replies (4)

March 29, 2022 at 9:06 AM

I really enjoyed Hyperspace Mountain, and think it's probably one of the best reworks of an attraction Disney has done (behind GOTG:MB and Haunted Mansion's Nightmare overlay). The changes are subtle but very effective, and a natural fit in Disneyland's version of Space Mountain that is adjacent to Star Tours.

Using alternate versions and overlays of attractions at different times of the year helps to generate repeat visits. However, the deemphasizing of APs/Magic Keys and continued use of Park Pass undermines guests' ability to visit more frequently to see seasonal versions of their favorite attractions.

This goes back to my critique of the hypocrisy within Disney parks. They take actions that are geared towards enticing guests to visit more frequently, but put up barriers that make it difficult to visit multiple times while making other initiatives and efforts to court first time visitors. Disney wants to have it both ways, and in doing so is just creating more animosity within a fanbase that is quickly losing patience as travel conditions are slowly returning to "normal".

March 29, 2022 at 1:53 PM

Hyperspace Mountain is great & while they haven't announced an end date, I hope end it as soon as Star Wars Celebration ends. (although I doubt they will)

While I' m a huge fan of Hyperspace...for whatever reasons, I like the classic version during summertime, lol
(And with Galaxy's Edge, DL has Star Wars represented well)

Still waiting for an announcement of a new attraction that isn't IP based...yeah, it's a long shot, but wishful thinking!

March 29, 2022 at 5:07 PM

I got a little burned out Hyperspace Mountain when Disneyland decided to keep it going for over a year, but I suppose it will be nice to see it back. It's one of those overlays that's fine for a ride or two, but after that you start to feel the inferiority. If they're just running it for a couple months to tie in with Star Wars Celebration and the new shows then that's fine, but it will get annoying if they keep it around into the summer.

March 31, 2022 at 3:07 AM

During my most recent visit to Disneyland (which was a few months before the pandemic hit), I experienced Hyper Space Mountain for the first time. I was BLOWN AWAY.

I'm not going to disagree with other commentors who say it gets old but for me it was a new experience, and I rode it twice and loved it both times.

But if this experience gets old, how does the original not?

I'm guessing Star Wars overload in Disneyland. I mean, with Batuu, and Star Tours in a different area of the park, and then throwing in Hyper Space Mountain, one could call Disneyland "Star Wars Land with some other stuff" and not be wrong.

I'm generally not a fan of overlays -- if I visit Haunted Mansion I want to see Haunted Mansion. Jack Skellington and the rest of the Nightmare Before Christmas gang deserve their own attraction, not a seasonal overlay which takes away the classic Mansion away for so long each year.

Other than that, I'm good with the holiday overlay of It's a Small World. That one makes sense to me. But leave the Mansion alone -- the classic version is superior.

And people are welcome to disagree with me. Different strokes for different folks and all that.

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