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Disney Reveals Space Mountain Retheming Coming Soon

Calling all Space Mountain fans! Disney has revealed the iconic thrilling rollercoaster ride through the dark is about to receive a fan-favorite retheming in soon.

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All Systems Go! Space Mountain is one of the most iconic attractions throughout several Disney Parks. Whether you’re at Disneyland Park, Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom, Tokyo Disneyland, Disneyland Park Paris, or Hong Kong Disneyland, there is a version of the Space Mountain ride just waiting for Disney fans.

This galaxy-themed dark coaster elevates the heart rate rather quickly with its quick twists, turns, and drops as it feels like the ride vehicle speeds faster and faster through outer space. And now, Disneyland Park Guests will want to take note that Disneyland will be retheming the attraction for a limited time.

That’s right, Disneyland Resort has announced, “Space Mountain will be closed on April 28, 2022, and will reopen as Hyperspace Mountain on April 29 for a limited time.”

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What exactly is “Hyperspace Mountain“? It’s a version of Space Mountain that embraces the Star Wars film franchise. Disneyland Park Paris and Hong Kong Disneyland both currently feature the Hyperspace Mountain theming which Disney describes as “Rocket Right onto the Battlefield”:

“Fend off crossfire from swarms of Rebel X-wing starfighters and Imperial TIE fighters amidst an intergalactic onslaught!”

Your mission begins with a briefing from Admiral Ackbar—the Rebel Alliance needs help flying reconnaissance vessels to survey an Imperial Star Destroyer. After being escorted into hyperspace by an elite X-wing squadron, you arrive only to find the Star Destroyer waiting with a swarm of TIE fighters—it’s a trap!

“As Rebel forces valiantly battle Imperial vessels, you’re caught up in a barrage of blaster fire. Maneuvers become more intense as you join the Rebel squadron for one final, courageous assault on the menacing Star Destroyer. It’s an epic Star Wars combat scene taken straight from the films—but hurry, Hyperspace Mountain is only open for a limited time!”

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The retheming will be a temporary overlay for the Disney Park that comes in perfect timing to go along with May 4, 2022, for “May the FOURTH be with you” (AKA Star Wars Day).

Currently, Disney has not announced any retheming for Space Mountain at Walt Disney World Resort although recent permits show work is to be expected in the future.

It seems like this Disney Resort is keeping its Star Wars magic at Disney’s Hollywood Studios with experiences like Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance, Star Tours – The Adventures Continue, and Millenium Falcon: Smugglers Run.

About Jamie Sylvester

I'm a Disney nerd! A kid at heart who loves the magic and memories of Walt Disney World. I follow all things Disney and enjoy the vacations, day trips, and weekend getaways, and geek out over the planning of such events. My goal is to experience as many Disney desserts and cocktails as possible! Married to another Disney nerd and blessed with a daughter and son, we thoroughly enjoy the magic at Disney and are here to help others experience the magic as well.