Space Mountain Shuts Down For Retheme This Week

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Space Mountain has been a staple at Disneyland Resort and Walt Disney World Resort for several decades.

The popular coaster takes Disney Park Guests on a journey through outerspace in a dark setting illuminated only by the stars. Disney recently announced that Space Mountain in Tokyo Disneyland would be closing with a major retheme coming to the entire Tomorrowland area, but it’s not only in Tokyo where the attraction will be closing.

Concept art for new Space Mountain attraction at Tokyo Disneyland
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Space Mountain at Disneyland Park will be shutting down this week and coming back with a limited-time retheme of ‘Hyperspace Mountain,’ which adds Star Wars elements to the attraction.

Today is the last day to ride the attraction with its original theme before it reopens as Hyperspace Mountain. Disney will close the beloved coaster on Thursday, April 28 before reopening a day later on Friday, April 29 as Hyperspace Mountain.

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Disney’s official description of Hyperspace Mountain reads:

Rocket Right onto the Battlefield

Fend off crossfire from swarms of Rebel X-wing starfighters and Imperial TIE fighters amidst an intergalactic onslaught!

Your mission begins with a briefing from Admiral Ackbar—the Rebel Alliance needs help flying reconnaissance vessels to survey an Imperial Star Destroyer. After being escorted into hyperspace by an elite X-wing squadron, you arrive only to find the Star Destroyer waiting with a swarm of TIE fighters—it’s a trap!

As Rebel forces valiantly battle Imperial vessels, you’re caught up in a barrage of blaster fire. Maneuvers become more intense as you join the Rebel squadron for one final, courageous assault on the menacing Star Destroyer. It’s an epic Star Wars combat scene taken straight from the films—but hurry, Hyperspace Mountain is only open for a limited time!

The change to Hyperspace Mountain is directly tied to the beloved Disneyland After Dark: Stars Wars Nite events coming to the Park this month. Taking place on May 3, May 4, and May 27, Star Wars Nite will be the ultimate Star Wars extravaganza, packed with galactic fu, including an amazing pyrotechnical spectacle that will illuminate the skies with a Star Wars-themed fireworks show, March of the First Order, featuring Captain Phasma and her elite unit of Stormtroopers, A Galactic dance party, Sightings of various Star Wars characters throughout the evening, Star Wars-themed attractions, usually with shorter wait times, Star Wars-themed eats and treats, merchandise, photo opportunities, and much more!

While Disney has not announced the length of how long the attraction will remain as its rethemed version, the official Disney calendar shows it remaining available through June 8th. That’s as far as the calendar will go currently.

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At Disneyland, there is so much for Guests to enjoy! Now that the mask mandate has dropped for fully vaccinated Guests, Guests can enter buildings without a face covering if they so choose. Walking up to Sleeping Beauty Castle is always a dream, especially when you get to go inside and relive the story of Aurora and Maleficent. Riding classics like “it’s a small world”, Pirates of the Caribbean, Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride, The Haunted Mansion, Matterhorn Bobsleds, Splash Mountain, and more will have you feeling the magic, and craving a churro! Toontown is currently gearing up for a massive change which will be revealed in 2023 with the reopening of the land, and the debut of Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway. Plus, now at Disneyland, Guests can enjoy Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge for some blue milk, or green milk, and ride Rise of the Resistance and Smuggler’s Run.

What do you think of Hyperspace Mountain at Disneyland Resort? Let us know in the comments!

Let the expert team at Academy Travel help you plan your next magical vacation to Disney World’s water parks, four theme parks — Magic Kingdom, EPCOT, Disney’s Animal Kingdom, and Disney’s Hollywood Studios — and the Disney Springs shopping and dining district! Or, how about a trip to Disneyland Resort to experience Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure, as well as the Downtown Disney shopping and dining district!

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