Discussion in 'WDW Parks News, Rumors and Current Events' started by wdwmagic, Jan 5, 2009.
Details at http://www.wdwmagic.com/Attractions...loses-for-big-refurbishment-April-19-2009.htm
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.
No confirmation yet. The open timeframe seems to suggest that may still be up for debate.
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.
Ah! I'll get to ride it before it goes down!
Good to hear that the rehab is finally going to happen.
Excellent! I come home on the 17th, which means it won't be down.
Here's praying for a complete overhaul.
yippee! me too:sohappy:
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.
Well, if its late 2009 that it'll up and running again,I may be able to get on right after the refurb. That would be nice!
Interesting, talk about leaving it to the absolute last minute.
Thanks for the update.
Thats good, it says their not going to lock themselves into forcing it to be finished if its not ready.
I will be there in two weeks to get my final fix of Space, but my trip in June wont include it...oh well .. 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....
If it's only closing for 6 months don't expect much other than MANDATORY repairs to the structure.
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.
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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.
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.
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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