Fan-Favorite Magic Kingdom Ride Experienced Technical Difficulties

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Space Mountain at the Magic Kingdom

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Space Mountain is one of the most popular rides in Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World. Keeping in theme with Tomorrowland, Space Mountain blasts Guests off into space as they board a rocket on the indoor roller coaster and zoom past stars, constellations, planets, and more.

But for those Guests visiting Magic Kingdom today, January 6, wishing to take a ride on Space Mountain to blast off into space, it looks like those plans had to be put on hold as the fan-favorite coaster was down for over an hour.

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As WDW Stats pointed out, Space Mountain went down at approximately 1:50 p.m. this afternoon:

Space Mountain has been temporarily interrupted. On average, an interruption takes 38 minutes. #SpaceMountain #MagicKingdom #WDW #WaltDisneyWorld #DisneyWorld

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And according to My Disney Experience, it had yet to reopen, which you can see in the screenshot below taken at approximately 2:55 p.m.

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Credit: Screenshot via My Disney Experience

The good news is that since the article’s original publication, Space Mountain reopened to Guests. As WDW Stats Tweeted:

Space Mountain has been reopened after an interruption of 73 minutes. #SpaceMountain #MagicKingdom #WDW #WaltDisneyWorld #DisneyWorld

Guests can also visit nearby attractions in Tomorrowland including Carousel of Progress, Astro Orbiter, Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin, Tomorrowland Transit Authority PeopleMover, and Monster’s, Inc. Laugh Floor.

More on Space Mountain at Disney World

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Space Mountain is one of the most popular rides in Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World. Located in Tomorrowland, this indoor roller coaster takes Guests on a journey into space as they zoom past stars, planets, and more.

Walt Disney World describes this Tomorrowland attraction as:

Blast off on a rip-roaring rocket into the furthest reaches of outer space on this roller-coaster ride in the dark.

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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Are you visiting Magic Kingdom today? Did the Space Mountain closure affect your plans? Let us know in the comments below.

If you want to visit Walt Disney World on your next family vacation to experience the four theme parks — Magic Kingdom, EPCOT, Disney’s Animal Kingdom, and Disney’s Hollywood Studios — but aren’t sure where to begin planning, then don’t hesitate to reach out to our friends over at the Authorized Disney Vacation Planners at Academy Travel for a free quote.

This article has been updated since its original publication. 

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