My friend came over a couple minutes ago with her new Space Mountain uniform. She said that it will be July for the first soft opening. They are now in training for the new SM! She's usually right about these things.
For the sake of crowd control, I really do think that they will open all the rides that they can on July 17th. Logic dictates thatSpace Mountain 2 will be officially dedicated and open on this day. The question is, who will perform the ceremony. Vin Diesel did the honors for the official opening of DLP's Space Mountain 2.
IS NOTHING SACRED ANYMORE?
If Vin Diesel ever dedicates anything at Disneyland I might just have to leave and go to Knotts Berry Farm! He is horrible and I dont ever want him associated with anything Disney (the Pacifier was bad enough), let alone Disneyland!
Going on July 23rd to DL...I'm so excited!! A week after SM opens and only six days after the 50th anniversary! Awesome...but, I'm telling you guys: Space will NOT be soft opening anytime in the next two weeks. Step a little back into reality here! Listen to the CM members, July 4th weekend and that is IT. Not June 10th, not June 15th, not June 20th, not June 25th and not June 30th...not in June. Maybe CM previews, but defintely not soft openings...
They usually tack on the patriotic show to the end, so its seperate and usually fairly short. I have seen the same show on several 4th of July's and a memorial day, so I have a feeling it will be the same show.
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Here's a quick little blurb from Al's previous update:
Originally Posted by Al Lutz
The testing of Space Mountain is going extremely well though, and the most aggressive plans now being thrown around would have soft openings for the general public by the first few days in July, and a possible day long operation during the busy 4th of July weekend. They would still have a formal opening ceremony during the media events on July 15th through the 17th, but if things continue on the current path daily Space Mountain openings would be two weeks old by that point.
the most I've heard is that the previews/softs will be VERY close to the 15th of July or may not happen at all. Apparently, the ride cleared DOSH and CalOSHA this past weekend, but more tweaking is being done by Scientific Systems. When I come in for a morning shift, I can hear the rockets from outside the mountain playing their BASS-Y sound track. It sounds mighty good!
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