Having opened nearly 40 years ago, the Space Mountain attraction in
Tokyo Disneyland will be closed from 2024 to 2027, as the ride along
with its surrounding area of Tomorrowland undergoes a major renovation.
When it reopens, Space Mountain will still retain its widely loved
concept as an indoor roller coaster that takes guests on a high-speed
journey through space, with more enhancements to its performance and
“I’m thrilled to introduce this attraction to guests. It’s not only a
whole new ride experience, but the story also has so much emotion,”
said Walt Disney Imagineering producer Kathleen Davis.
“Through the queue and then on the ride, we see our connection to our
planet and gain a new perspective for how special it is in all the
universe. It’s a roller coaster with both thrill and heart.”
In addition to improvements being made to make the attraction more
immersive than ever before, Tomorrowland will also see a brand-new plaza
which will represent a future where humans are in harmony with nature.
The plaza also offers areas for park-goers to rest and relax amidst
icons and design elements that inspire hope for the future. Come dusk,
the new Tomorrowland will feature lighting and sound effects that will
give guests a more immersive experience of stepping into the future.
“With the overarching story of appreciating our home (Planet Earth),
we are making this change to spread awareness of caring for our Earth
and what she’s gifted us throughout time as we know it,” said Owen
Yoshino, senior creative director for Walt Disney Imagineering.