Space Mountain, Disney

Disney's new Lightyear film has now been released and there has been a rumor that Disneyland's classic attraction, Space Mountain could be getting a major Lightyear re-theme.

Further details are expected to be announced at D23 this September with the main basis for the rumor seemingly coming from a number of scenes in the film where there is a structure resembling Space Mountain.

Lightyear, Disney Pixar
Image: Disney Pixar

Nothing has been confirmed as of yet regarding this rumor and it looks like we are going to have to wait until September to hear further news about this possible major re-theme of Space Mountain at Disneyland Park. We will keep you updated with how this unfolds on our news and Facebook page.

Currently Space Mountain is closed at Disneyland Park as it is transformed from Hyperspace Mountain back to Space Mountain which according to the official website is set to open on July 5. Hyperspace Mountain currently see guests trying to "fend off crossfire from swarms of Rebel X-wing starfighters and Imperial TIE fighters amidst an intergalactic onslaught!"

Hyperspace Mountain, Disneyland
Image: Disney

Do you think Space Mountain should be re-themed? Would Lightyear be a good choice? Let us know your thoughts by leaving us a comment below or on our Facebook page. You can vote in our poll below so we can gauge current thinking.

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I have only seen the trailer for the new Lightyear movie, but it feels like Disney is trying to squeeze every last drop of revenue out of the Toy Story franchise, which is already more than represented in the parks. Trying to tie every ride to an IP would be a sad mistake and I hope Disney can avoid the temptation.

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