Exciting news from Disneyland Paris has surfaced regarding one of its most beloved rides, Hyperspace Mountain. Originally an imaginative take on Space Mountain with a thrilling Star Wars overlay implemented back in 2017, Hyperspace Mountain has been a hot topic of both enthusiasm and controversy for years. But recent developments suggest that Disney might be waving goodbye to its Star Wars-themed coaster after seven exciting years.

This week, Hyperspace Mountain closed its doors for a refurbishment, sparking speculation about what the future holds for this iconic attraction. Notably, construction appears to be ramping up, focusing on exterior changes such as the addition of a new maintenance area. However, the bigger question looms: Is this the start of a transformative project to return the attraction to its original, Jules Verne-inspired “From the Earth to the Moon” theme? New photos shared by Twitter user @DLPWorks reveal significant construction activity, fueling these rumors.

Disneyland Paris’ Space Mountain is a unique gem among Disney Parks, containing inversions and a high-speed launch—elements that have thrilled guests since its inception. This European version leans heavily on steampunk aesthetics, setting it apart from its counterparts in Disneyland, Walt Disney World, and Tokyo Disney.

The Star Wars overlay was initially intended as a limited-time experience, allowing guests to soar through the galaxy and encounter Star Wars ships and locales. Yet, it stuck around much longer than anticipated. As Disney refurbishes Hyperspace Mountain, many fans are hopeful this marks the first step toward reviving its original theme, a yearning that has lingered through years of speculation.

While the closure is only scheduled for a few days, it’s an interesting period for Disneyland Paris enthusiasts. The park has been performing better financially in recent years, making it possible for such transformation projects to be greenlit.

What are your thoughts on these developments? Should Hyperspace Mountain return to its steampunk roots, or continue its Star Wars theme? Share your thoughts in the comments below and join the discussion!