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‘Space Mountain’ to Return to Disneyland This July

Disneyland's Space Mountain at Night

“Space Mountain” is a fan favorite ride at Disneyland, and it’s set to return to its normal version this summer.

See, for “Star Wars Day” on May 4, 2022, “Space Mountain” temporarily became “Hyperspace Mountain” once again.

Hyperspace Mountain

This version of the attraction begins with a briefing from Admiral Ackbar that the Rebel Alliance needs help flying reconnaissance vessels to survey an Imperial Star Destroyer.

As Rebel forces valiantly battle Imperial vessels, guests are caught up in a barrage of blaster fire.

Maneuvers become more intense as guests join the Rebel squadron for one final, courageous assault on the menacing Star Destroyer.

Hyperspace Mountain

It was fun while it lasted, but it’s time for the battle against the Empire to move on.

If you’re a fan of “Hyperspace Mountain,” you have until July 4 to ride it.

On July 5, the coaster once again becomes the iconic attraction Disneyland fans love.

About “Space Mountain”

Space Mountain, an indoor space-themed roller coaster, first opened May 27, 1977.

Coincidentally, this date is two days after the release of the first Star Wars movie, “A New Hope.”

It was the second roller coaster built at Disneyland, and Walt Disney originally came up with the idea of a space-themed coaster following the success of the Matterhorn Bobsleds, which opened in 1959.

Becoming “Hyperspace Mountain”

The first time “Space Mountain” was transformed into “Hyperspace Mountain” was on November 16, 2015.

It debuted as part of “Season of the Force,” an event that celebrated the release of “Star Wars: The Force Awakens.”

“Hyperspace Mountain” has returned a few times since. The most recent before this year ran from May 4, 2019 through January 6, 2020.

Are excited the attraction is returning to its traditional “Space Mountain” version, or are you a fan of battling the Empire as you ride? Let us know in the comments.