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Space Mountain reopens as part of Disneyland’s 50th anniversary celebration

Popular Disneyland roller coaster Space Mountain is about to reopen after a major refurbishment as part of Disneyland’s 50th anniversary celebration.

On July 15, two days before Disneyland’s 50th birthday, a ceremony featuring U.S. astronaut Neil Armstrong, the first man to walk on the moon, will open the classic Disneyland ride.

The reopened Space Mountain keeps the original track layout but features new special effects and theming.

The Space Mountain refurbishment began suddenly in the spring of 2003 when the Tomorrowland ride closed prematurely after a rumored ride malfunction.

The entire roller coaster track was rebuilt and new effects put in. In addition, a new soundtrack has been installed on the new Space Mountain rockets.

Prior to the refurbishment, the Space Mountain rocket speakers were not working and the soundtrack went silent. Now, Space Mountain will once again feature a fast-paced soundtrack.

The refurbishment was originally slated to be completed in November, but more funds were poured into the project, and Space Mountain is now opening ahead of schedule on July 15.

Two days after, on July 17, Disneyland will celebrate its actualy 50th birthday. (Disneyland's 50th anniversary to be celebrated July 17, 2005)

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