PHOTO - Scaffolding up for Space Mountain exterior refurbishment

Oct 26, 2016 in "Space Mountain"

Posted: Wednesday October 26, 2016 12:17pm EDT by WDWMAGIC Staff

Over at the Magic Kingdom, the love is continuing for Tomorrowland, with more work taking place on exterior refurbishments.

This time, Space Mountain is getting some much needed attention, with scaffolding now up around portions of the building.

The mountain has also recently had an updated LED lighting package installed. The ride is operating as normal throughout the refurbishments.

In recent times, the Rocketower Plaza area, Carousel of Progress and the Tomorrowland entrance rock work have all had new looks.

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MadTeacupJul 26, 2021

I wholly disagree. That puke orange was absolutely terrible and did not look natural to me. The metallic blue kind of gives me crystal or ore vibes. It also fits the overall color scheme of the current Tomorrowland much better and compliments the other colors visible in the hub. I appreciate where you're coming from, but logistically this wouldn't work well. Just imagine how often the glass would need cleaned and how difficult it would be to clean. It would end up looking pretty bad most of the time. Also, I prefer the kinetics of moving water to lighting that would only show up at night.

BocabearJul 23, 2021

The scale it needs to be to look right, that would be an enormous amount of glass...Like hundreds of sheets of glass... And by day it would just look like glas...at night you could project water... I would prefer the real water... In the end cheaper and better looking.

roj2323Jul 23, 2021

Honestly just some waterfall glass and lighting would do the trick. It doesn't need to be an actual water feature.

BocabearJul 23, 2021

Not only that, but they have since solved that problem in how to do beautifully patterned water effects with extremely minimal splashing... The tech is there so that now they could make those giant Gull Wing Waterfalls work perfectly...and create a monumental and engaging entrance into Tomorrowland.

DznyRktektJul 23, 2021

Agreed, that would be so nice. The water could be projection mapped and morph into code or circuit boards, etc., eliminating the wet pavement argument.

Cmdr_CrimsonJul 23, 2021

Bring back the Towers...

Cmdr_CrimsonJul 23, 2021

I wonder if they would switch the music loop to the Tokyo version while basically the same loop it's composed differently and would fit that "techy-tron" vibe..

sy278Jul 23, 2021

Worst thing they ever did was paint those rocks that hideous blue. The real rock look at least looked natural and added another splash of colour that was not out of place.

James AlucobondJul 23, 2021

If true,

Lil Copter CapJul 23, 2021

Hearing reports that the entrance rocks will be removed at some point. I’ll be incredibly happy when that happens.

celluloidJul 23, 2021

It is 100 percent true. They were brought in from Hurricane Andrew's Aftermath areas.

owlsandcoffeeJul 23, 2021

What better way to celebrate the opening of MK than by having TL be in a kind of embarrassing unfinished state.

James AlucobondJul 22, 2021

I think Tomorrowland will be the one area that continues to be worked on throughout the 50th. They're obviously racing to "finish" every other section, but since Tron is already delayed beyond the start of the celebration, I think they're just accepting that one land will have to remain a work in progress. Honestly, construction on a Stitch replacement or at least a "coming soon" wall would be less depressing than the empty building and could build excitement for future trips with all the folks passing through the park.

dreday3Jul 22, 2021

One of the coolest things I learned (from a vlog!) is that in Seuss Landing, everything is curved/no straight lines, including the trees! They brought in palm trees that were bent from hurricanes and planted them all over Seuss Landing! (please don't tell me this isn't true...)