Space Mountain Exit Ramp???

Discussion in 'Theme Parks Attractions and Strategies' started by DWoodall, Aug 10, 2018.

  1. DWoodall

    DWoodall Earning My Ears

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    I'm having a hard time finding any up to date info on the Space Mountain exit ramp. Is it still being refurbished? My wife and I will be going in about a month and I'm curious.
     
  2. SureAsLiz

    SureAsLiz DIS Veteran

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    As of Monday evening, the moving walkway was still closed and guests were sent to an exit that led around the building
     
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  4. DWoodall

    DWoodall Earning My Ears

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    Thank you for the update! Seems like a refurb that's going under the radar.
     
  5. Tiggr924

    Tiggr924 Fun, fun, fun, fun, FUN!

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    As PP mentioned, as of Wednesday evening, it was still closed.
     
  6. MickeyMinnieMom

    MickeyMinnieMom If you ticket it, they will come... ;)

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    Rode it this morning -- still the exit around the building.
     
  7. georgina

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    One of the CM's (yes I know - take it with a grain of salt) told me last week they were doing away with the moving walkway completely. Anyone know if that is correct?
     
  8. ttintagel

    ttintagel DIS Veteran

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    Man, I hope not. That would be a long and steep trudge.
     
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  9. Jimmy Mouse

    Jimmy Mouse My other car is the Monorail

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    We go in 27 days and have been wondering the same thing. The only info I can find is when people tell you they just rode it and the walkway is still closed. I have been looking for an update on a completion date.
     
  10. AngiTN

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    It's not. They have you go around. It's not steep
     
  11. AngiTN

    AngiTN DIS Veteran

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    I'm not sure it's under the radar. It's not really a big deal. Just a different way out.
     
  12. Jimmy Mouse

    Jimmy Mouse My other car is the Monorail

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    Any updates?
     
  13. Emtgirljen

    Emtgirljen Mouseketeer

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    I didn't ride Space Mountain on my MK visit today, but I did see people coming out of the temporary exit area while I was on TTA. There was a CM standing there directing traffic as well.
     
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  14. monkyby87

    monkyby87 DIS Veteran

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    The most annoying part right now is that you may get stopped waiting for the train to cross. But I don't know how the exit refurb will coincide with the railroad shutdown. I didn't mind the Space Mountain moving walkway, but I do remember times when it wasn't working. I assume if they're getting rid of that, that they will adjust the slope and such so it doesn't feel as bad.
     
  15. DWillowBay

    DWillowBay DIS Veteran

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    You exit out a door opposite of where you'd originally get on the ramp. Then you have the long walk (but sort of fun to see the backside of SpM) to the front. Though you do have to cross the train tracks, there are CMs there to guide you/ help you and in 3 rides, we never were stopped to wait for a train, which would have been fun even if we were. There's really not a problem. It just takes longer (1 minute).
     
  16. kay1864

    kay1864 DIS Veteran

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    That's only because the ramp has to go under the train tracks. When you go outside (as you do now), it's level ground.
     
  17. MaryLovesPoohBear

    MaryLovesPoohBear DIS Veteran

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    I get what you are saying.

    If they do away with it, but leave the exit where it is, yes, it will be a long and steep trudge.

    Hopefully if they do away with it, they direct the exit either the same way as the temp exit or somehow make it not as steep.
     
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  18. Catvondita

    Catvondita A Quirky Strange Girl in a Disney World

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    I went this weekend and it was still the temporary exit
     

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