Guest-Favorite Disney Thrill Ride Remains Closed Hours After Park Opens

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It seems that those looking to blast off into space at Magic Kingdom this morning have had to take a rain check on their out-of-world experience.

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Lately, we have been tracking Walt Disney World attraction closures, as their temporary closures seem to occur quite often. When an attraction temporarily closes, it is likely due to one of two reasons. Either the attraction requires maintenance and must be fixed without any Guests aboard, or the ride may close due to weather. 

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When there is thunder and lightning in the area, which happens quite often in Central Florida, Disney has to shut down their outdoor attractions until the lightning and thunder are out of the area for a certain amount of time. Typically, if an attraction closes for maintenance, it is back up and running soon after closing. Today, it seems one Disney World attraction is having a tougher time getting started than others.

Magic Kingdom opened at 9:00 a.m. this morning and has had attractions such as Splash Mountain already close and reopen; however, there is one ride that has been shut down from the start, and now, almost two hours later, remains shut down.

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Space Mountain, a popular Tomorrowland attraction, has remained closed since the theme park opened this morning, as we can see on Wdw Stats (@WdwStats) Twitter account.

Space Mountain has been temporarily interrupted. On average, an interruption takes 83 minutes.

As we can see, the typical average shut downtime is 83 minutes, which means this closure is lasting longer than most. We are unsure as to why the attraction is not functioning, but this is not the first time we have encountered issues with Space Mountain.

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On the My Disney Experience app, we can also see that Space Mountain is listed as temporarily closed.

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Once the attraction is running, a wait time will be posted in the app. For now, Guests can enjoy the other attractions Magic Kingdom offers in hopes of enjoying the attraction at some point today!

Have you ever seen Space Mountain undergo a temporary closure? Let us know in the comments below. 

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