Sparkling Space Mountain revealed as crews wrap up the repaint of Space Mountain at Walt Disney World

Mar 22, 2023 in "Space Mountain"

Space Mountain exterior refurbishment - March 21 2023
Posted: Wednesday March 22, 2023 11:34am ET by WDWMAGIC Staff

The exterior refurbishment of Space Mountain is wrapping up at Magic Kingdom as crews work to disassemble the scaffolding used to reach the spires of the mountain.


Space Mountain has received its most thorough exterior refurbishment in recent memory, and shines in the Florida sunlight.


The work will be completed before TRON Lightcycle Run opens next door to the classic Magic Kingdom mountain on April 4.

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Animaniac93-98Mar 23, 2023

They already have a ball pit, lol

JoeCamelMar 23, 2023

Yeah, maybe they could gut it and put in a Play! place.........

Animaniac93-98Mar 23, 2023

I'm sure the mountain itself is pretty solid, I just don't know how long any coaster track can last with routine maintenance alone

JoeCamelMar 23, 2023

Nothing like it exists so judging by similar structures it may be a baby cue @lazyboy97o to let me know it is a standard structure with theming elements, what would I know? Looks like longer than a residential house built in the '70s

Animaniac93-98Mar 23, 2023

It's close to 50 years old as is, what is the actual lifespan of such a structure?

yensidtlaw1969Mar 22, 2023

About the same as them taking Peter Pan's Flight offline for upgrades after Mermaid opened, or Expedition: Everest going offline after the opening of Pandora. Admittedly, I wouldn't be shocked if it happened within the next decade just given the lifespan of the existing track. But if history is any indication they won't do it sooner than they have to.

BrianMar 22, 2023


JoeCamelMar 22, 2023

Good for another 100 years!

MisterPenguinMar 22, 2023

Uh oh. They painted themselves in and have to wait for the paint to dry to get out!

Jambo DadMar 22, 2023

With Tron open, what are the chances of taking Space offline to upgrade the track system?

James AlucobondMar 22, 2023

Shadow. It's white.

CntrlFlPeteMar 22, 2023

is it grey down the flat parts between the white beams? I cannot tell if that is shadowing of if SM is two toned?

ToTBellHopMar 22, 2023

It’s so bright!

note2001Mar 22, 2023

Ugh. Not my thing. That looks like it stepped off the pages of Strange World: like a pustule ready to blow. I'll keep the classic SM look thank you. 👍