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  • Do You Think Space Mountain Will Ever Go BACKWARDS?

    Well the only Disney Park I know that has made a roller coaster go backwards is the Indiana Jones and the Temple of Peril coaster in Disneyland Paris. I hope that one day Disneyland will do another Rock'n' Space Mountain stint during spring break or summer only this time the only change will be the ride goes backwards. Is the Space Mountain here capable of even going backwards?
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    Re: Do You Think Space Mountain Will Ever Go BACKWARDS?

    No it can't. It's gravity powered. That doesn't work going *up* hills.

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    • #3
      Re: Do You Think Space Mountain Will Ever Go BACKWARDS?

      The OP meant the trains are backwards, but that doesn't make it any more plausible.

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        Expedition Everest goes backwards.
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          Re: Do You Think Space Mountain Will Ever Go BACKWARDS?

          ^^ Yeah, but that's just a portion of the ride, and it was designed to do that.

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            Re: Do You Think Space Mountain Will Ever Go BACKWARDS?

            No, I don't
            "It was worth it if you learned something."

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              Re: Do You Think Space Mountain Will Ever Go BACKWARDS?

              I'd rather have Space Mountain get a loop before making it go backwards.

              ...Joe...

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                Re: Do You Think Space Mountain Will Ever Go BACKWARDS?

                Originally posted by Quacky4Donald View Post
                I'd rather have Space Mountain get a loop before making it go backwards.

                ...Joe...
                Too bad the only Space Mountain to recieve a loop was the one in Paris but even Disney knows it would be WAY less costlier to make it go backwards then ever putting in a loop.
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                • #9
                  Re: Do You Think Space Mountain Will Ever Go BACKWARDS?

                  I really enjoy this ride as it is, It's fun to feel like you're flying through space instead of hurtling, if you get me drift. I don't mind going backwards if it's for a short time and part of the ride, but the whole ride would feel silly (don't know where I"m going, just where I've been).
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                  • #10
                    Re: Do You Think Space Mountain Will Ever Go BACKWARDS?

                    Nope, I doubt it'll happen. It's designed to be a forwards-facing ride, and while there are precedents for such directionality changes, I don't think there are many successful precedents.

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                      Re: Do You Think Space Mountain Will Ever Go BACKWARDS?

                      Originally posted by seasnake View Post
                      (don't know where I'm going, just where I've been).
                      Isn't that a Mater quote? )

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                        Re: Do You Think Space Mountain Will Ever Go BACKWARDS?

                        Yup
                        "It was worth it if you learned something."

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                        • #13
                          Re: Do You Think Space Mountain Will Ever Go BACKWARDS?

                          It would be possible although it would probably require trains with head supports as well as testing and additional safety checks etc. Great idea, would be very very cool! Backwards rides are very very fun! It would be a fantastic feature but I highly doubt the park would pay for new trains/testing etc.

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                            Re: Do You Think Space Mountain Will Ever Go BACKWARDS?

                            Nope.

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                              That ride is so disorienting I swear I was going backwards at some points. The first time I rode it (old version) I thought we were going straight down at one point. But it was the braking track in the exit tunnel :lol: I was messed up. Space Mountain was also the VERY FIRST roller coaster I ever rode. What an introduction.

                              While I think it would be possible to put backward facing seats on that track, I'm not sure if it would add to the show. It's designed to be looked at frontwards.
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                              • #16
                                Re: Do You Think Space Mountain Will Ever Go BACKWARDS?

                                Why would you want it to go backwards? Every space movie I have seen you go forwards.

                                If it is just for the thrill there is a nice park dedicated just for that. It's called Magic Mountain.

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                                  Re: Do You Think Space Mountain Will Ever Go BACKWARDS?

                                  I don't think Space Mountain will ever change in such a dramatic way.

                                  I think Disney would have to build a brand-new coaster that would be designed with this in mind. I do think that if there is ever a new, major coaster built in DLR, it would benefit from being uncommonly designed.

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                                  • #18
                                    Re: Do You Think Space Mountain Will Ever Go BACKWARDS?

                                    Loops are pretty lame, a corkscrew is what it needs! That would be more like space travel anyway.
                                    Ah, how strange! The molecules are so active now!

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                                      Re: Do You Think Space Mountain Will Ever Go BACKWARDS?

                                      Originally posted by aimster View Post
                                      ^^ Yeah, but that's just a portion of the ride, and it was designed to do that.
                                      So if a reverse portion was added to another coaster, it would be accidental?
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                                      • #20
                                        Re: Do You Think Space Mountain Will Ever Go BACKWARDS?

                                        One of the old moderators of MC way back in the day told me that Space Mountain goes backwards on Grad Night. I am glad he was honest.
                                        Ah, how strange! The molecules are so active now!

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