PHOTOS: Refurbishment of Iconic Tomorrowland Gift Shop Underway

Space Mountain Gift Shop
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Just a few weeks after the continuing construction of TRON: Lightcycle Power Run seemingly led to the closure of the nearby Tomorrowland Light & Power Co. for “refurbishment,” Fanatics can finally get a glimpse of what that “refurbishment” looks like.

Theme Park Insider @bioreconstruct posted a few images to Twitter on August 20, showing the scene at the Walt Disney World Resort:

In a close-up, numbered image, he explained,

Details at the refurbishment of the Space Mountain gift shop. 1 sealant and adhesive remnants from a tarp held to keep rain from work underneath 2 Exterior that seems ready for mesh 3 Mesh for applying stone that will be painted 4,5 Areas that seem ready for mesh

While little is known about the specifics of this closure, we at Disney Fanatic have speculated that the gift shop’s closure was due to the construction of Tomorrowland’s newest roller coaster, as was the closure of the Tomorrowland Transit Authority PeopleMover. Concept art shows a new walkway that allows Guests to pass by Tomorrowland Light & Power Co. to access the attraction. We speculate further that it will reopen around the same time as the Walt Disney World Railroad.

Check out the concept art showing this new pathway beyond the gift shop below:


Photo Credit: Disney

Related: TRON’s Current State: 5 Years After Chapek Announced Its Arrival

These images follow a recent story that showed the new tunnel, which will allow the Walt Disney World Railway to run through the Tomorrowland expansion, nearing completion and signaling that Magic Kingdom Park is inching closer to the reopening of a landmark attraction that has been closed for years. Click below to read our recent coverage of that story.

Walt Disney World Railroad

Credit: Disney

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The Tomorrowland Light & Power Co. serves as a gift shop, arcade, and exit point for Disney World’s Space Mountain.

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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