Actually, I think the DL Space Mountain was closed for much longer.Space Mountain was closed for 9 months, or so at both parks (DL & WDW) a couple of years ago.
Space mountain in DL closed for over 2 years. It sounds like there was some major structural issues since the closure was unexpected.Actually, I think the DL Space Mountain was closed for much longer.
On the WDW version you can see the track in the darkness. On the DL version all I could see were the star fields. So I was never sure which direction I was gonna go in.
Edit: yep, I just checked. DL was closed for more than 2 years.
It was closed April 10, 2003 - July 15, 2005 with soft opening starting July 1.I don't ever remember DL space mountain being closed for 2 years and I have been more than once a year a lot and have never been when it was closed that I can remember.
The WDW closure was far too short to re-do the whole thing. April to November, only 7 months.Space Mountain was closed for 9 months, or so at both parks (DL & WDW) a couple of years ago. For the life of me, I can't understand why Disney couldn't have made the ride at WDW as good, or better than the one at DL.
Yep, it was closed...we had our first as-adults trip in September '05 and I was entirely unaware that it had been closed and that it was a big deal that it was open (and we rode it), despite the OVERsized park map with the BIG picture of Space Mountain on it celebrating its re-opening. We were clueless!I don't ever remember DL space mountain being closed for 2 years and I have been more than once a year a lot and have never been when it was closed that I can remember.
Agreed. Entirely different. I seriously disliked WDW's version, felt like I'd been beaten up when I got off the ride.Other than the name, the outer shell and the fact that both are dark coasters, the rides are completely different.
The seating arrangement is quite different! I was having an extremely difficult time letting my 6 year old on, because my imagination was having a field day with how inadequate that t-bar seemed... I did let him on, I sat behind him with my hand reaching forward to touch his shoulder for half the ride (sweet boy, he kept patting my hand). He LOVED it. I was a mess.I'm glad this question was asked. We are going to DL in May and I was wondering the same thing. My daughter was not tall enough to ride the WDW Space Mountain, but will be old enough to ride in DL. After riding it I thought it was probably a good thing she wasn't tall enough. Either I'm getting old (at 30) or I just forgot how rough it was. I was wondering why the height requirements were different. I guess because the one in DL has two riders per row?