Guests Torn on Controversial Retheme of Iconic Disney Ride

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Some Disney Park fans shared some rather controversial opinions about one of the Park’s most iconic attractions.

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While Disneyland is home to some truly legendary attractions like Pirates of the Caribbean and “it’s a small world”, few compare to the thrills and chills offered by Space Mountain. As previously reported, Disneyland’s Space Mountain has now become Hyperspace Mountain just in time to celebrate “May the 4th” at the Southern California Resort.

The change to Hyperspace Mountain is directly tied to the beloved Disneyland After Dark: Stars Wars Nite events coming to the Park this month. However, fans are torn on the retheme, with some actually claiming it’s the superior version of the iconic ride and others disagreeing as shown in a Reddit post.

The caption reads, “Just rode Hyperspace Mountain last night and it was so much fun! The story, light speed jump, imagery, lasers, and battle scenes made the whole ride so much more enjoyable. I wished they would keep this version longer”.

Concept art for new Space Mountain attraction at Tokyo Disneyland
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Lots of fans agreed in the comment section, stating that Hyperspace Mountain is actually their favorite version of the ride. Others claimed that even though they are “huge fans of Star Wars”, they much prefer the original version. One user said that they were “disappointed” that the retheme was returning.

Another fan agreed, saying that there is too much Star Wars stuff in the Park as it is.

Rey and Chewbacca at 'Star Wars': Galaxy's Edge
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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.

Disneyland’s Space Mountain isn’t the only version of the attraction receiving some changes as it was just announced that Tokyo Disneyland’s Space Mountain will be completely redesigned and rethemed. Check it out here.

More on Hyperspace Mountain

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 Warscombat scene taken straight from the films—but hurry, Hyperspace Mountain is only open for a limited time!

Space Mountain at Disneyland
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Disney California Adventure has plenty to offer Guests as they walk the roads Walt had in Hollywood, enjoy a hand-dipped corn dog at Award Wieners, check out the new Marvel-themed land in Avengers Campus, where they can meet Spider-Man, Loki, Ant-Man, Black Widow, Doctor Strange, and so many more characters. Don’t forget to check out the glowing lights in Cars Land and ride Radiator Springs Racers. And of course, you have to ride WEB SLINGERS: A Spider-Man Adventure and Guardians of the Galaxy: MISSION BREAKOUT. Rock on the Silly Symphony Swings as well, and go catch Jack-Jack on Incredicoaster!

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. Now, Guests can also enjoy Disneyland Forever and the Main Street Electrical Parade!

Which version of Space Mountain is your favorite?

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