Flash Storm Floods Another Disney Park Attraction

Space Mountain Floods
Credit: @disneylandworks (left); Disney (right)

The Star Wars-themed Space Mountain attraction renamed Hyperspace Mountain, was closed yesterday after key areas, including the boarding zone, became flooded.

Space Mountain Refurbishment

Credit: Disney

The incident occurred at Parc Disneyland at the Disneyland Paris Resort when a flash storm tore through the Theme Park, closing every outdoor attraction.

A video shared by @DisneylandWorks shows the boarding area for Hyperspace Mountain just before the ride was closed due to safety reasons.

Check it out:

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Originally called Space Mountain: Mission II, the steam-punk-styled Discoveryland rollercoaster is themed after Jules Verne’s Voyage to the Moon, and it is the only member of the Space Mountain family to go upside down.

The Disneyland Paris website describes the “Star Wars Takeover” of its Space Mountain, in part, as the following:

“Launch yourself into Star Wars Hyperspace Mountain for a thrilling takeover of a classic space attraction. Enlist in the Rebel Alliance and attend a briefing from Admiral Ackbar. Your mission – to pilot a reconnaissance vessel and spy on an Imperial Star Destroyer.”

Flash Storm Soaks Disneyland Paris

It should be noted that Disneyland Paris’ Hyperspace Mountain was not the only part of Disneyland Paris to be affected by the storm. Thanks to footage shared by @DLPReport, we can see that several already of Disneyland Paris and Walt Disney Studios Park was caught in a torrential downpour, which created a soaked scene usually expected of Walt Disney World Resort Theme Parks like Magic Kingdom and EPCOT.

In Disneyland, the thoroughfares of Frontierland are captured under ankle-deep water. As @DLPReport describes it, “the Rivers of the Far West are expanding.”

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At Disneyland Paris’ second gate, the storm’s harsh winds and hard rain emptied the streets of Avengers Campus as everyone took shelter.

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All of the Disney Parks around the world are built to withstand all forms of weather, and its Cast Members are trained to assist all Guests in any such event.

We at Disney Fanatic will continue to update our readers on Disney Parks news and stories as more developments come 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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