Brandon Struve’s 11/9/09 Tomorrowland Update

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WDWNT Reporter Brandon Struve was visiting the Magic Kingdom today when he was surprised to see that the walls around the Space Mountain area had finally come down:

Guests can now walk up to the newly paved area

The former Skyway building has also re-opened as a restroom facility

A look inside the refurbished restrooms

A panoramic look at the refurbished area

From aboard the TTA, we can see a new monitor and spacecraft in one portion of the Space Mountain exit

Most of the lighting hasn’t been turned on yet

New warning signs

The large “storm doors” are still in place at the entrance with an additional sign

A closer look at new signage

Soft-openings are expected to take place any day now, earlier than the official November 22nd opening date

It appears the astronauts will not be returning

The rocket vehicles have a new silver and beige color scheme

Another look at the STARPORT Seven-Five sign, a name you will see throughout the updated attraction

A new High Definition projection system was tested in the main portion of the  attraction earlier in the day

Stay tuned to WDW News Today as we continue to keep our eyes on the Magic Kingdom for the re-opening of Space Mountain

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Tom Corless

Tom has been regularly visiting the Walt Disney World® Resort from the time he was 4 months old. While he has made countless visits in the last 28 years, he did not become a truly active member in the Disney fan community until the summer of 2007, when he decided to launch the WDW News Today website and podcast. Tom has since become an Orlando-local and is a published author on Walt Disney World.
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