We’re anxiously awaiting an official note from Disney about Space Mountain’s refurbishment. To date, it appears to have been pushed back from a January start date but is reportedly still on track for 2009 with a closure of 6 to 9 months. We’re hoping this seemingly short refurbishment will do the ride justice.
We’ve gotten word from a few good sources that the Space Mountain refurbishment is on schedule to begin the first week of January 2009 and last for 14 months. That date might shift a little in either direction, but don’t expect to ride Space Mountain during 2009.
Strong rumors are beginning to indicate a January 9th, 2009, closure of Space Mountain for a long refurbishment period (a year or so) and the Tomorrowland Transit Authority will also close for periods of this refurbishment as the track runs through the Space Mountain building.
Permits were recently filed to replace all of the speakers in the TTA ride, likely preparatory work for the larger refurbishment for both attractions.