Disneyland Paris Space Mountain Celebrates 20 Years

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Published on July 26, 2015 at 3:00 am with No Comments

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Hello everyone! We recently celebrated 20 years of Space Mountain in the Disneyland Paris. Indeed, after a six month refurb, shareholders of Euro Disney and fan websites were invited to rediscover the attraction and attend a conference about the 20 year history of the attraction. –  Max Fan, DLPWelcome

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20 years… 20 years that this mythical coaster of Disneyland Paris was built on our old continent.

The reopening will be on Saturday, July 25, 2015. We can now tell you that the technical renovations have given us a most amazing journey. Truth be told, we have never seen the attraction with as many special effects. Over time, many of the special effects were lost. We are happy to report that after six months of renovation, all is good and the projectors have been replaced for much better visuals in HD. In addition, Some projections (such as the SuperNova) have more contrast to make it more visible and bring out the details.

Beyond projections, the decorations are all operational with their lighting. Indeed, Space Mountain is now fully retrofitted to LED lighting. The effects of smoke have been implemented on the barrel and should be effective in the Galaxy Saturday. There is seemingly no change in the audio.

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Some of the changes are visible upon entry into the attraction. The sign “Space Mountain Mission 2″ was restored and decorated. A new single rider line was added near the normal entrance. The queue passes under the Canon Columbia before joining the mezzanine and loading station.

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The standard queue has been repainted and more brighter.

As we know and have seen in our previous articles, the station received many paint touch-ups after cleaning and is now as good as new.

In the surrounding areas, the basins around the attraction have been repainted, cleaned and the effects reactivated.

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At the exit of the attraction, new floor pavers have been laid from Discoveryland Theater to the entrance of the Nautilus. It should be noted that nothing has been done between the entrance and Space Mountain.

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It should be noted that new provisions for people with reduced mobility have been installed in the Light Speed Photography shop at the outlet of attraction.

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After previewing changes in the attraction, a conference on the history of Space Mountain was presented at Discoveryland Theater by Laurent Cayuela, Walt Disney Imagineering Paris writer and designer. (video in french)

And what better way to celebrate a birthday than a cocktail and a gift of a beautiful exclusive folder on the 20th anniversary of Space Mountain?

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In conclusion, this rehabilitation returns the ride to the same condition that we saw in April 2005 (opening day for “Mission 2″). With the approach of the pRK’S 25th anniversary in 2017 and the release by Disney of the renovation plan, the biggest change will take place during the the second phase of rehabilitation beginning 2017 inclduing the arrival of new trains.

Another new Jedi Traning Academy.

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It’s a good way to entertain the children and they will come away with a beautiful memory. This is the second show aimed at children after Frozen sing-along. Certainly the target market for Disney is families and if children are happy the parents are happy too. But we’re thinking that Disney needs to step up the offerings for adults, too.

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Fantasyland paint touch-ups are in process, Arthur’s sword is surprisingly absent and we also note the absence of a stained glass window.

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The carousel is ready to return looking good as new.

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The renovation of the basins of Fantasyland is complete.

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One half of the roof of the Frontierland Depot (Disneyland Railroad) is under protective nets to shield visitors from falling tiles. The train station was renovated of half to look good at its entrance on the side of the Frozen Summer Fun Season

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Main Street USA

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The Ambassadresses 2015-2016 of Disneyland welcome 200 children from Paris to spend a day at Disneyland Paris and also see the parade.

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And finally, the Fantasia garden soil renovation continues at the entrance of the Disneyland Park.

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Thank you for reading.
See ya real soon.

About Max

Maxence "Max" Pinard is a small shareholder of Disneyland Paris, and is the creator and reporter at DLP Welcome, which he founded in June 2009. Max has worked with MiceChat author and Disney and More Editor, Alain Littaye, since 2012 on many MiceChat articles. Max looks forward to continuing where Alain left off by bringing Micechat readers news and beautiful images from Disneyland Paris.

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