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    Im excited for this moment...been waiting for a long time!
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    While Space Mountain certainly needed to be redone, I still find it sad that the best Disney can do for the cornerstone of one of its major divisions is a to redo a roller coaster attraction already built. I'm glad the attraction is getting redone, but that and Buzz aren't enough to base a major portion of the 50th celebration on.
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    Quote Originally Posted by iluvdisneyland
    While Space Mountain certainly needed to be redone, I still find it sad that the best Disney can do for the cornerstone of one of its major divisions is a to redo a roller coaster attraction already built. I'm glad the attraction is getting redone, but that and Buzz aren't enough to base a major portion of the 50th celebration on.
    I agree. What we really have here is a major rehab with a new overlay. I don't think they should be using it as a corner stone of the 50th marketing. Now, if they had changed the layout or added a loop, then they could tout it as a new ride and everyone would be happy.

    They spent all that money to build an all new track that is the same as the old one. They could have done so much more.

    But, in the end, I'll just be happy to have Space back with the new effects.
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    But even worse than just rebuilding the same quarter-century-old "futuristic" ride with some different lights thrown on the walls, is not having it ready for the 50th birthday.

    Even assuming that Disneyland RR Guy knows something I don't, I cannot be optimistic that the Park will pull off reopening Space by the middle of July. I truly hope I'm wrong. The excitement I will feel pulled over my soul by the reopening of this old favorite would be tripled if they did it in time for the anniversary.

    If, however, as I expect, Disneyland's 50th Birthday is SpaceMountainless, there's going to be a big hole in the celebration. (And I'll personally be devastated, as the "expanded-enjoyment" option that my friends and I pull out only for the big birthdays every 5 years will be missed for the first time in history. Bah.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by dsnylndmom
    That and the fact the MK version is SUCH a pale comparison!! I remember the first time I rode it wayyyyyy way back 13 year's ago I got off the ride so damn disappointed and repeated "I could see the track, it wasn't dark"
    Did you notice that you were actually riding the Matterhorn disguised as Space Mountain in Florida? I did. It felt like the same exact ride in the semi-dark.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gemini Cricket
    Did you notice that you were actually riding the Matterhorn disguised as Space Mountain in Florida? I did. It felt like the same exact ride in the semi-dark.
    I almost wish I hadn't know this before riding SM in Florida. I spent my time trying to figure out the differences rather than enjoying the ride itself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gemini Cricket
    Did you notice that you were actually riding the Matterhorn disguised as Space Mountain in Florida? I did. It felt like the same exact ride in the semi-dark.
    Al claims that they are the same layout too, but I just don't belive it. First of all, SM seems so much fater, and I don't see a lot of little tires keeping the trains moving. Plus, I didn't hear any polka music.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dustysage
    Al claims that they are the same layout too, but I just don't belive it. First of all, SM seems so much fater, and I don't see a lot of little tires keeping the trains moving. Plus, I didn't hear any polka music.
    What gives it away is the loading area. Exactly like Matterhorn. Two sides going off in different directions.

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    Ah, the common misperception raises its dreary head once-more. Sorry, folks, but neither of Florida's two ORIGINAL Space Mountain track layouts is the same as the Matterhorn's. Bobsled-style vehicles are the similar, as are other elements of the ride system. But the track layouts are unique, and neither the Alpha or Omega track copied the Matterhorn bobsled course.


    As for whether it pales in comparison, that's to each his own. I happen to love Florida's original. It's HUGE (big enough for two tracks inside the dome), you are waaaaay up scary high at the top of the coaster, there are some decent drops (as compared to Anaheims), and both the launch and landing sequences are far superior (at least to what we used to have ... let's hope for a turnaround in those areas when Space reopens at Disneyland!)

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    Disneyland will really feel like "Disneyland" again when we go rushing for that last ride on Space Mountain before the park closes.

    Especially after a few martinis and armed with some light-refracting glasses. I seem to recall a very Jewish Space Mountain run one late evening

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    I want to know more about the new theme. Is it going to be like the rethemed version of the Paris Space Mt?
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    yeah i cant wait for space mountain to return....it has been gone for awhile now and im pretty sure that it is pretty well missed......what about a may 5th opening of space??
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    I've heard we'll get it in May. I can't wait.

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    I guess July. Btw nice to see you guys here lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dustysage
    I want to know more about the new theme. Is it going to be like the rethemed version of the Paris Space Mt?
    Not as far as I can tell.

    Paris is getting an escape-the-exploding-supernova theme.

    Ours is, from all I've heard, going to be much less specific than that. Very outer-spacey*, but not with so much "story."


    Heheh, I sure wouldn't mind getting leftovers of Paris' cast-off theme. But I guess we'd need lots of asteroids for that (not to mention a loop and some corkscrews).




    * no relation to kevin spacey

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