VIDEO: Iconic Space Mountain Tunnel Lighting Effect Barely Working at Disneyland

Almost all the lights are burnt out in the famous blue light tunnel at the beginning of Space Mountain at Disneyland.

Space Mountain Tunnel

Before taking off into space, guests move through this tunnel as it pulses with blue lights. We took these photos when most of the blue lights are supposed to be illuminated, but barely any of them are in working order.

See the full (lack of) effect in our video below.

Just a few lights here and there near the bottom of the tunnel turned on.

Space Mountain recently had the “Star Wars”-themed Hyperspace Mountain overlay to celebrate May the 4th. For Hyperspace Mountain, the effect is turned off completely.

Despite the overlay having been removed and the regular experience restored weeks ago, the blue light tunnel is still not operating correctly. See how it should look in our 2021 Space Mountain video below (skip to 6:00 for the actual ride).

Space Mountain

The original version of Space Mountain opened in 1975 at Magic Kingdom. It proved so popular, Disney constructed other versions at Disneyland, Tokyo Disneyland, Disneyland Paris, and Hong Kong Disneyland. Shanghai Disney is the only Disney Resort with no Space Mountain, although they have the original TRON Lightcycle Run.

Each version of Space Mountain is a little different, but they all take guests on a high-speed adventure through the iconic pyramid-like building.

The Parisian version of Space Mountain was originally called De la Terre à la Lune, and was inspired by “From the Earth to the Moon” by Jules Verne.

At both Disneyland Paris and Hong Kong Disneyland, the “Star Wars” Hyperspace Mountain overlay was originally supposed to be temporary but has become permanent.

Tokyo Disneyland recently broke ground on their completely new version of Space Mountain, expected to open in 2027.

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