Major Disney Coaster Breaks Down For Over an Hour

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When Guests plan their Disney World vacation, part of that planning often includes picking the attractions they want to ride most. But, sometimes, Guests should plan on what to do in case that attraction temporarily closes.

Disney World always has a running list of the attractions which are under refurbishment, so Guests will be able to figure out what attractions will not be operating during their stay by taking a look at that calendar. However, the attractions which are not under refurbishment tend to go down at times, and when they are closed for hours, it can really affect a Guest’s day in case they were planning on riding that attraction.

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At the moment, Disney World Guests traveling to Magic Kingdom should know that one of the most popular attractions in the Park has been closed for over an hour at this point. Space Mountain is a fan-favorite indoor coaster in Tomorrowland that often boasts long wait times, but now, it seems to be temporarily closed.

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If we take a look at WDW Stats (@WdwStats) we can see that Space Mountain was closed at 10:13 am, and although interruptions usually take under 40 minutes to resolve, the attraction continues to remain closed past that average.

Space Mountain has been temporarily interrupted. On average, an interruption takes 38 minutes. 

A quick peek on the My Disney Experience app shows that Space Mountain is currently the only attraction in the Park down at the time of publication, as you can see below.

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Disney World officially describes the attraction as:

Zoom Through the Galaxy

Dip and careen into the inky blackness as a futuristic soundtrack echoes all around you. Fly past shooting stars and celestial satellites. Roar past streaking orbs of light, wayward comets and migrant meteors. Feel the pull of gravity as you’re drawn into a swirling wormhole!

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Other attractions at Magic Kingdom that tend to go down quite often are the Haunted Mansion and Walt Disney’s Carousel of Progress.  In Disney’s Hollywood Studios, Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith closed down for almost a week due to what seemed to be technical difficulties, so it is not always guaranteed that an attraction will reopen once it closes.

Even when attractions do shut down, they tend to run again that same day. So, if you are planning on riding Space Mountain today, keep an eye out on the My Disney Experience app to get all the up-to-date information regarding what rides are operational.

What ride have you encountered a temporary closure with in the past while visiting Disney World?

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