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Have You Seen This? Space Mountain ride with the lights on

By John Clyde, Contributor  |  Posted Dec 21st, 2017 @ 1:15pm



OUTER SPACE — I went to Disneyland just a few months ago with my family and had a magical time filled with 100-plus degree weather, long lines, crying children and a serious hit to my bank account.

But all in all, the memories were worth it and I also managed to burn an insane amount of calories.

One of the attractions we made sure to ride was Space Mountain. The roller coaster is a famous one at both Disneyland and Disney World and the line is always long. It doesn't include the death-defying drops of some of its counterparts, but it is a blast as you make sharp turns and sudden dips in the dark. You don't know what's coming next and it makes for a fun and exciting ride.

As I rode on Space Mountain recently I had the thought cross my mind, "What does this place look like with the lights on?"

Well, now I know.

Yesterday's Have You Seen This?

Theme Park University released this video of a rare ride on the famous attraction (the Disney World version) with all the lights on and most of the magic gone.

For me, it felt like a magician telling me how the trick was done after he amazed me with it. I was so shocked by the illusion that I couldn't stop myself from begging for the reveal. Then I get it and realize there isn't much to the trick and I'm left without the magic I once held.

OK, that got a little dramatic and this video isn't that disappointing. The ride still looks pretty fun and I'm ready to get in that seat again and switch off all the lights and take another ride through Space Mountain.

John Clyde

About the Author: John Clyde

John has grown up around movies and annoys friends and family with his movie facts and knowledge. He also has a passion for sports and pretty much anything awesome, and it just so happens, that these are the three things he writes about. Contact him on Twitter at @johnnypclyde.

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