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Disney Announces MASSIVE Revamp of Space Mountain

Space Mountain Revamp

One of the most iconic magic kingdom attractions and landmarks is about to get a major makeover along with the rest of Tomorrowland.

According to a press release shared on April 27, “Oriental Land Co., Ltd. announced today that Space Mountain and its surrounding area in Tomorrowland at Tokyo Disneyland┬« Park will undergo a major renovation. This newly developed plaza will create a reimagined area of Tomorrowland and is expected to open in 2027.”

Here’s some concept art.

Space Mountain, Tokyo Disneyland

Credit: Disney

Tokyo Disney Resort signals the first Tomorrowland revamp in years, and it is clear that Walt Disney Imagineering will be going with a sleek, almost digital style reminiscent of TRON: Lightcycle Power Run at Shanghai Disney Resort and soon-to-open at The Walt Disney World Resort.

Space Mountain opened with Tokyo Disneyland in 1983, and Tokyo Disneyland confirms that this new version will be entirely new:

This entirely new attraction will maintain its original concept as an indoor roller coaster, but will have enhanced performance and immersive special effects that will give guests even more thrills on this exciting rocket ride.

Tokyo’s Space Mountain will not close until 2024, giving fans of the classic version plenty of time to experience it one last time before it is gone.

As to the new design of the surrounding Tomorrowland, Imagineers will express the connection between humanity and the Universe and envision a future where humanity lives in harmony with nature.

The original Space Mountain opened at the Walt Disney World Resort in 1975, and while each Space Mountain is unique at other Disney Parks–Disneyland Park, Hong Kong Disneyland, Tokyo Disneyland, and Disneyland Paris–and stands proudly among Disney’s other “mountains” like Splash Mountain and Big Thunder Mountain Railroad. But none of those attractions have been updated save for a temporary Star Wars “Hyperspace Mountain” overlay or Halloween overlay and queue elements.

Space Mountain Opening, 1975

Credit: Disney

This will be the first Space Mountain to undergo a massive change into an entirely new attraction and makes this reporter wonder what this announcement could mean for its sister indoor rollercoasters around the world.

Space Mountain

Credit: Disney

Related: Construction Permits Filed for Space Mountain at Walt Disney World

We at Disney Fanatic will continue to update our readers on more Disney Park news as more information comes to light.

About T.K. Bosacki

Born and raised in Tampa, Florida, TK Bosacki is a professional writer, amateur adventurer, and lifelong Disney Fanatic. His Disney Park days include Space Mountain, Tower of Terror, Kilimanjaro Safaris, and Nomad Lounge. He believes in starting at the Canada pavilion (IYKYK), and the Monorail is superior to all Ferry Boats.

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