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    Exclamation Different Space Mountains

    I was wondering what the difference is between the Space Mountains in the Disneyparks. What`s the difference between the Orlando version and the Anaheim one? Or between the Paris version and the other ones?
    I think the American versions look a lot alike. But maybe thatīs just the exterior. I heard that the Paris version has one of the most complicated rollercoaster tracks in the world, so it must be different from the rest right?



    Please post your replies here... then it will contain replies from all the parks

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    Ok, here goes:

    WDW - Opened in 1975, HUGE, 2 seperate tracks (think Matterhorn). One rocket has 2 attached cars with inline seating for six, built by WED/WDI.

    DLR - Opened in 1977, Much smaller than WDW, different design, built by Velkoma. One track, one rocket has 2 attached cars, side by side seating for 12.

    Tokyo - Exactly the same as the pre-2003 DL coaster, same plans, same builder, same experience (except not as dark, the Japanese don't seem to like things as dark, safety I guess).

    Paris - Radically different, one long train launched from outside the building. Built in 1995?

    Hong Kong - No data yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FormerDiz
    Hong Kong - No data yet.
    Hong Kong: same track layout as DL.
    "Here You Leave the World of California Today and Enter the World of, um, er, California Today."

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    Hong Kong is going to be Disneyland's version of Space Mountain. I believe essentially it will be the pre-rehab version

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    As I understand it, Fla's is basically the matterhorn inside a building (thus the separate tracks and inline seating), Ca's has 2 cars with 3 rows of 2 each seating and one track (because we can't have 2 matterhorns, ya know?), Paris' is a totally different ride with a loop, and according to previous posters Tokyo's is Ca's.

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    WDW SM is nothing like the Matterhorn. Only similarities are that they both have two intertwining tracks. Completely different layouts though
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    Quote Originally Posted by MotorBoatCruise2005
    Hong Kong is going to be Disneyland's version of Space Mountain. I believe essentially it will be the pre-rehab version
    HKDL's SM will be DL's SM post-rehab

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    I'm not trying to hijack the thread or anything, but why does DL's BTMRR seem so much better than MK?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wotan
    I'm not trying to hijack the thread or anything, but why does DL's BTMRR seem so much better than MK?

    WDW's version is wayyyyyy better than DL's version

    however, DL's version of Space mountain is far better than WDW's

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    DL's attractions are always better then WDW's because I say so!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Druggas
    DL's attractions are always better then WDW's because I say so!

    well in that case nevermind..............

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    I think Tokyo's is just as dark as Disneyland's. But it didn't have the music.

    Hmm, I guess that means it was just like Disneyland...

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    Quote Originally Posted by matterhornmaniac
    HKDL's SM will be DL's SM post-rehab
    I don't know I've heard the effects sets might be slightly different and I'm not sure that HK will be getting the rockets durring the day rocks durring the night dealy

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wotan
    I'm not trying to hijack the thread or anything, but why does DL's BTMRR seem so much better than MK?
    I think that depends on your opinion

    Disneyland has the shortest Big Thunder and generaly Big Thunder has gotten biger and better with each new design

    Disneylands = Origional

    WDW = slightly modified slightly longer but very similar to the origional

    Tokyo = longer then WDW's/more thrilling out of control styled design

    Paris = Longest/set on it's own freaking Island goes under the lake and is supposedly uber thrilling


    that's just how they're reviewed at least

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    Haven't been to paris, but my preferences:

    SPACE MOUNTAIN:
    1) Tokyo (like that it's disneyland's pre-rehab but blue flames...neat)
    2) Disneyland (pre rehab) / WDW (cool)

    THUNDER:
    1) Tokyo (MUCH better)
    2) Disneyland (just classic)
    3) WDW (IMO feels lamer then Disneyland's, don't know why)

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