Space Mountain at Disneyland is hardly conducive to filming but it didn’t stop us from trying to capture the new STAR WARS overlay that has transformed the classic attraction into HYPERSPACE MOUNTAIN. The attraction soft opened intermittently yesterday and we had a chance to hop aboard to a galaxy far, far away.
About the Attraction
After a video briefing from Admiral Ackbar in the queue, we find ourselves underway to join the battle. After the lift-hill launches us into lightspeed, we find ourselves amidst a battle dodging blaster fire and narrowly escape collision with asteroids, X-Wings and other spacecraft.
The iconic music from the film is used perfectly creating a layover not all that unfamiliar to Space Mountain Ghost Galaxy but with a logical story narrative that puts us in the middle of battle during the high speed adventure through the dark!
Ride it for Yourself
Hyperspace Mountain debuts as part of the SEASON OF THE FORCE marketing campaign celebrating STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS. The event officially begins Monday, November 16, 2015.
About the SEASON OF THE FORCE
Among the elements that will be part of the temporary celebration include a new adventure in Star Tours – The Adventures Continue which will temporarily be the only version of the attraction visiting locales from the upcoming film, plus the Innovations partial re-imagining with the new STAR WARS LAUNCH BAY which we had a first look at recently at the newly renamed “Tomorrowland Expo Center.”
Over at the former Captain EO Magic Eye Theatre, Star Wars: Path of the Jedi will debut with a cinematic overview of the Star Wars saga. Plus, opening December 8, Jedi Training: Trials of the Temple is the new version of the popular Jedi Training Academy and will feature new characters and a new villain.
To further immerse guests in the saga, Star Wars-themed décor will celebrate iconic characters and moments from the films, and Star Wars-inspired food and beverage will be available.
STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS is scheduled to premiere December 18, 2015.