Most people like roller coasters. They provide park-goers with a rush of adrenaline that keeps them coming back for more. Match that with the magical production value of Disney Parks and you have yourself the vacation of a lifetime.
But what if that magical production value were to disappear? Have you ever considered what it would feel like to ride an indoor roller coater ride without the lights and the music?
This is exactly what happened to TikTok user @ashleyofpeeee when she rode Space Mountain.
Space Mountain is a staple of the Disney World experience.
Having first opened in 1975, Space Mountain is the oldest operating roller coaster in the state of Florida.
You’ll find it located in Tomorrowland, within the Magic Kingdom.
Those who’ve ridden Space Mountain before will know it is an entirely indoor roller coaster, usually experienced in space-like darkness with flashing lights for effect. See the video below for the full ride, lights off.
I’ve ridden Space Mountain once in my life, as a little kid. All I remember is closing my eyes tight the entire time and praying for it to be over as soon as possible.
But riding it with the lights on would be a completely different experience…
@ashleyhopeeeeI FREAKED OUT. The lights were on when we went to space mountain!! 😮 ##MagicMoment ##disneyworld ##spacemountain♬ original sound – disney aesthetic
From her video, we see the tail-end of her Space Mountain experience, with the lights on.
This reveals a web of tracks and scaffolding.
To me, riding Space Mountain with the lights on would be preferable. It would be a lot less scary to know what’s coming, I think, but it looks like I’m in the minority.
But isn’t it interesting to see how the roller coaster is put together?
Isn’t this a treat? Peeking behind the curtain to see the inner workings?
All the commenters agree that this ride is scarier with the lights ON, but I still think it would be really cool to ride Space Mountain this way.
A few years back, Theme Park University released a video of the full Space Mountain with the lights on.
Can you handle this, or is it too creepy?
Watching this video of Space Mountain with the lights on actually has me itching to ride a roller coaster, and I don’t even really like them.
Getting to see the inner workings of this ride has helped me better appreciate all the hard work that went into creating it. Plus, with the lights on you know when to duck!
Could you handle Space Mountain with the lights on, or is it took unnerving? Let us know in the comments!