PHOTOS: Work Wrapping Up on New Space Mountain Exit, May Be Changing In Preparation for TRON Roller Coaster at Magic Kingdom

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Since June, the speed ramp finale and exit of Space Mountain at the Magic Kingdom has been closed off. Since then, guests exiting Space Mountain have been routed backstage via a temporary bridge that gives a glimpse of TRON construction next door, and then passes over the Walt Disney World Railroad tracks.

At the Space Mountain exit gift shop (Tomorrowland Light and Power Co.), it seems we have reached the culmination of the construction.

The former exit is now a permanent-looking, protruding box with a set of doors. This doesn’t look like it will still be the exit of Space Mountain.

Further down in the shop is another protruding box with a single door. Again, this won’t be a guest exit.

Right next to the entrance of Space Mountain, there are construction walls. If we look beyond them, we can see that the wall has been blown out and there is a new passageway.

It appears as though we will no longer be exiting into a gift shop, but rather right next door to the attraction’s entrance. It appears this is related to the upcoming TRON roller coaster as rumor has it there are two competing plans for the Tomorrowland Light and Power Co., one where it becomes a covered breezeway leading to the new attraction, and another where operations gets to keep it as a profitable gift shop. We’ll see who wins out eventually.

It is still unknown if the Speedramp inside of the exit of Space Mountain will return or not, but we’ll have to wait and find out on that as well. Stay tuned.

 

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  • Not sure if this is speculation or not but it makes sense. Using the speedway ramp to get to the Tron coaster makes sense. That way they do not need to dig another tunnel to get beyond the railroad tracks.

    I would assume the speedway ramp would go away as I believe this was not handicap accessible (someone will correct me if I am wrong). They will make this the entrance or pathway to Tron.

    It is quite possible the entire cue will be in the Power & Light building and then the speedway ramp used to get you to the attraction.

  • It may sound silly, but the bouncy ramp is one of my favorite parts of riding. I’ll be more upset about it going away than any attractions that have closed in the last few years.

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