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Space Mountain Refurb?

Discussion in 'WDW Parks News, Rumors and Current Events' started by degunter, Jul 22, 2008.

  1. degunter

    degunter Member

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    What is the latest on any changes for Space Mountain?

    Time Frame?

    Extent of Changes to be made?
  2. cblodg

    cblodg Member

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    From what I have heard and read on these boards, the track layout will remain pretty much the same. They are going to replace the rack with a smooth running track. I hope that included in this rehab will be returning the arcade back to how it looked. The "new" and "hip" look really just doesn't go with the original SM look.
  3. marni1971

    marni1971 WDW History nut Premium Member

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    Return the arcade? How about get rid (yeah, right!) since it was only added in 1994.

    Right now:

    Closure Jan 9th 2008 for 14 months

    New preshow theme (extent unknown)

    New load cosmetics

    New track, same layouts

    Mostly new track supports

    New cars with onboard audio similar to DLC but unique to WDW

    New visual effects

    New unload cosmetics

    Possible brand new post show, at least a retheme

    Exterior enhancements
  4. Pete C

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    Thanks for the update Marni...I anticipate every morsel of SM refurb news and I am glad to see that it is still on track for early 09. I am getting worried that it will be delayed or something due to the economy, so I wish Disney would get on with an official announcement.
  5. VillanovaBlue

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    I'm sure you meant 2009? :D
  6. VillanovaBlue

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    Although, you'd think they'd close it after the Marathon weekend...1/10-1/11 2009...
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    So is it confirmed or not?

    Closing Space Mountain in January 2009 for 14 months.

    Tks.

    :)
  8. imagineer boy

    imagineer boy Well-Known Member

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    I really wish they'd change the layout of the track. I've seen videos of SM with the lights on and the track layout is just so primitive. I'm not saying it should have loops or anyting, but I'd just wish they'd shake things up a bit and try somthing new.
  9. marni1971

    marni1971 WDW History nut Premium Member

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    I did. Still jet lagged :lol:

    The date could slip a week or two either way, so don`t book anything specifically for the 9th.

    The layout will be perfect when tweaked. Imagine todays track with totally smooth drops and climbs, with rengineered curves instead of the bone crunch you have today. All set to Incredibles style music.

    I`m drooling already.

    Did I mention during a 101 you can see the supports all marked with spray paint where they will be cut? Let me see...
  10. wdwmagic

    wdwmagic Administrator Moderator

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    But the bone crunch and "its about to fall apart" are what makes it fun!!
  11. marni1971

    marni1971 WDW History nut Premium Member

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    ....like this:

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  12. mickeymouse090

    mickeymouse090 New Member

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    I hope they push it back a week because I am checking in on the 8th & I really don't want to have to race over to MK just to get to ride it one more time before it goes down...but if I have to then I have to! SM is worth it, I just have to get back to AKL for dinner at Jiko later that night! :lol: Run Forrest Run :ROFLOL:
  13. Buried20KLeague

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    OOooooooooh... INNNNNERESTING! :sohappy:
  14. VillanovaBlue

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    Well, I'll be there for the 1/2 Marathon on 1/10, regardless...here's hoping it's still open for one last ride on the "old" Space Mountain!
  15. WildLodgeFan

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    Hi Martin! I'm glad you had a great trip and want to say thanks for sharing all that you do. I'm newer to the forum, so I'm still learning lingo. What exactly is a 101? Thanks!
  16. mickeymouse090

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    I second that!! :wave:
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    RSoxNo1 Well-Known Member

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    Was Space Mountain closed earlier this year for some site work for this extended refurbishment?
  18. marni1971

    marni1971 WDW History nut Premium Member

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    No that I know of (not to say it wasn`t) - everything so far as I know has been 3rd shift.

    A 101 is when an attraction closes suddenly.
  19. xsupaxmanxsfnex

    xsupaxmanxsfnex Well-Known Member

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    All of this sounds so exciting but I will miss the coaster how it is today. I love the roughness this coaster delivers. It is really fun being tossed around a little in the dark while going down a track at 30mph. Oh well, change always comes and I am still excited to see how it turns out.
  20. EPCOT Explorer

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    Sounds good always...I guess this is for the 4oth too?

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