Disney Guests Notice Big Change on Popular Coaster, Now “Much More Impressed”

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Space Mountain Disneyland

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One of the best things about the Disneyland After Dark: Stars Wars Nite is the changeover that occurs on Space Mountain at Disneyland Park. 

Space Mountain is a thrill coaster located in Tomorrowland, and allows Guests to ride through space at high speeds while being tossed back and forth through swift turns that primarily take place in the dark with minimal lighting. To enhance the attraction, much like Disneyland overlaying the Haunted Mansion with The Nightmare Before Christmas, Space Mountain turns into Hyperspace Mountain with a Star Wars flair!

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. Taking place on May 3, May 4, and May 27, Star Wars Nite will be the ultimate Star Wars extravaganza, packed with galactic fun, 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!

Now, Guests are noticing some changes withing Hyperspace Mountain. One Guest rode the attraction and stated: 

I think Hyperspace Mountain has improved!

Rode it yesterday & I was much more impressed with it than the last few times it was running. For once the blacks in the background on the projections/screens were right so you were surprised by the “other ships” flying by instead of staring at a square lit up & then see the ships.

I still prefer the original, but it finally felt like a legit overlay that was worth being there.

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Others seemed to have been in total agreement. One Guest said, “Agreed! The darkness is much better. The storyline is great. Feels like you’re really fighting in that Star Wars battle. Absolutely love it.” Another noted, “The Nightmare Before Christmas overlay for HM has been improved over the years so this doesn’t surprise me if they’ve done some changes to make Hyperspace Mountain better as well.”

At the moment, it seems that the attraction will stay rethemed through to June 27, as that is how far the calendar will show at this point in time.

Disney describes the attraction as:

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!

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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.

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!

Have you noticed any changes when it comes to Hyperspace Mountain? 

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