Support for LAist comes from
We Explain L.A.
Stay Connected

Share This

This is an archival story that predates current editorial management.

This archival content was written, edited, and published prior to LAist's acquisition by its current owner, Southern California Public Radio ("SCPR"). Content, such as language choice and subject matter, in archival articles therefore may not align with SCPR's current editorial standards. To learn more about those standards and why we make this distinction, please click here.

Arts and Entertainment

Space Mountain To Drop 'Star Wars' Theme, Go Back To Being Boring Rocket Ride Through Vast Expanse Of Cosmos

Before you read more...
Dear reader, we're asking you to help us keep local news available for all. Your financial support keeps our stories free to read, instead of hidden behind paywalls. We believe when reliable local reporting is widely available, the entire community benefits. Thank you for investing in your neighborhood.

Space Mountain, which has been around since 1977, is a star attraction at Disneyland.

Though, to the chagrin of some Disney purists, the ride was turned into a Star Wars-themed attraction (dubbed "Hyperspace Mountain") in November of 2015. This meant that Space Mountain was imbued with a number of Star Wars paraphernalia, including John Williams' score, as well as projections of X-Wings and Star Destroyers. As it turned out, Hyperspace Mountain wasn't just a one-off; it's remained in place to this day.

If you're pining for the days of old Space Mountain, you're in luck, as Disney has announced that the "classic" version of the ride will be back on June 1. As noted at Theme Park Insider, the term "classic" doesn't explain certain elements of the ride. Namely, we still don't know what music will be played for the attraction. It could take a nod to the 1977 version of the ride that had no music, or the 1996 version with Dick Dale's "Carnival of the Animals - Aquarium" soundtrack, among other versions. May we suggest Aerosmith?

Support for LAist comes from

Of course, no one'll be missing Star Wars at Disneyland. The franchise will get its own slice of the park to call home, and it'll likely be kind of insane.

And if you think classic Space Mountain is boring compared to Star Wars, just check out the crazy AF video above.