28 May 2006

It's baaack!


My favorite ride in Disneyland California is back open and better than ever! The track layout is identical to before the renovation, but it is all completely rebuilt and feels smooth and fast. It seems darker inside, yet the stars appear to be brighter and more focused than before. The major differences, however, are in the queue(line). The hallways leading to the main chamber are redone in stainless steel and look quite good. The TVs overhead with the fake commercials are gone, as well as the window you could use to see inside the ride.

The sleds are redone somewhat, with the head restraints lowered so you can look around more during the ride. As you begin the ride, an all-new soundtrack comes blaring in through newer speakers. It's kind of a mix of orchestra and electronic music, with a dash of corny sci-fi sounds thrown in. The entire lift hill(s) are completely new, with better visual effects aimed at enhancing your "launch into the unknown reaches of space". Freakin' sweet!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Oh, yeah, they repainted it white again and added cool moving light effects, as this snapshot helps to illustrate.

On a different note, I just saw X-Men: The Last Stand tonight. It's a pretty good movie but it definitely goes in directions you may not be expecting. They pretty much make sure the series is finished, but I won't say any more and ruin it for the rest of you.

This is about all I've got in me for tonight. Look back soon for #2 of the Tallahassee for Valerie pictures!

2 Responses:

Blogger Groove Salad said...

Mmm... Gotta love that space moun-tain! Although, it just won't be the same without the space cook-ay! Sad, though, that I couldn't be there. :o(

5/28/2006 9:46 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey, I was on that ride just two days ago! It was the first time in almost 10 years! I loved the improvements, too.


5/29/2006 3:39 AM


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