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Space Mountain refurbishment begins April 19 2009

Discussion in 'WDW Parks News, Rumors and Current Events' started by wdwmagic, Jan 5, 2009.

  1. wdwmagic

    wdwmagic Administrator Moderator

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    Thanks for the update, Steve! :wave:

    Shame I won't get to ride it on my upcoming trip, but at least I'll (hopefully) have something awesome to look forward to the next time I go.
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    No confirmation yet. The open timeframe seems to suggest that may still be up for debate.
  5. EPCOT Explorer

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    :D It begins!


    *looovesit*
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    I would assume that it will be pretty long. At least 5+ months... what does everyone else think??

    HoP is taking 8 months - I still think that's pretty long for such an attraction... seems like it's getting a complete overhaul. I don't think Disney will do the same for SM, even though it probly needs it.
  7. One Lil Spark

    One Lil Spark EPCOT Center Defender

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    Ah! I'll get to ride it before it goes down! :D
  8. stitch2008

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    Good to hear that the rehab is finally going to happen.
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    Excellent! I come home on the 17th, which means it won't be down.


    Here's praying for a complete overhaul.
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    yippee! me too:sohappy:
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    We'll we may or may not get to ride it in Oct. It's ok since I know that it really needs an upgrade.
  12. WDWmazprty

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    Well, if its late 2009 that it'll up and running again,I may be able to get on right after the refurb. :D That would be nice!
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    Interesting, talk about leaving it to the absolute last minute.

    Thanks for the update.
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    Thats good, it says their not going to lock themselves into forcing it to be finished if its not ready.
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    I will be there in two weeks to get my final fix of Space, but my trip in June wont include it...oh well :cry:.. This is my favorite ride so, I hope it remains relatively the same, with maybe some music like DL...

    Ill have to ride it enough times this month to get my fill for a year....
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    If it's only closing for 6 months don't expect much other than MANDATORY repairs to the structure.
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    tru that 6 months doesnt give it time for anything really big but the ride is in need of those mandatory repairs. maybe they could fix a few of the light leaks while they are at it. I know people have said this many times, but space mountain in DL is so much better because of what they did. I am happy to have had the chance to ride it. I still love the one at WDW, but it is desperately in need of refurbishment. If it was to ever get a major refurb, then i would hope that they would do something with that post show. Ridin the converyor belt and staring at myself on a TV screen isn't that much fun.

    lol i just noticed i need to update my sig a bit
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    If it's going down in Mid April and set to re-open in late 2009 I think it'll be longer than a 6 month refurb. It'll probably be in-time for the holiday season which would give them almost 8 months. But who's to say that this currently publicly announced losely close-ended refurb isn't going to be longer than what them are saying at the moment? We might get a year-long refurb...they could also already have new track/trains/audio ready to go when the refurb starts (afterall the refurb has been in the works for almot 2 years now) so all the downtime will actually be will be demo/rebuild...that could easily be done in 6 months.

    don't be such a pessimist.
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    Well its impossible to remove the light leaks in Florida's Space Mountain unless they wall off the queue area from the main strutucre and also find a way to reduce light from the TTA cars possibly with a tunnel. Of Course this costs money and even though WDW enjoys HUGE budgets management feels that the attractions do not deserve the TLC.
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    speaking of the TTA, what are they going to do with the TTA during the rehab...I know when Splash goes down they put up a giant curtain so you can't see anything from the train but what are they going to do with the TTA?

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