Space Mountain has been added to the list of major attractions that will be undergoing refurbishments this spring and summer at Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom.
Fortunately the list is not long. Among the major attractions that are currently scheduled to be down for long periods of time:
Hall of Presidents: Closed for Refurbishment [February 1 - July 1]
Space Mountain: Closed for Refurbishment [April 19 - Sometime past July]
Tomorrowland Transit Authority: Closed for Refurbishment [April 19 - Sometime past July]
The work on Space Mountain will be the first involved rehab since September of 1999. The track is expected to be replaced, but the path is not expected to change. There will be additional work providing a new enclosure for the ride's queue area. At the moment there is not a firm date for completion of the work.
Personally, I will miss the Tomorrowland Transit Authority that will also close during this timeframe, since it passes through Space Mountain.
Lastly, the Hall of Presidents is going through it's usual modification to add a new President, in this case newly elected Barack Obama. These modificatios are expected to be completed by July 1st.
Liberty Square Riverboat: Closed for Refurbishment [February 19, 2009 to February 28, 2009]
Mickey's PhilharMagic : Closed for Refurbishment [February 1, 2009 to February 6, 2009]
Buzz Lightyear's Space Ranger Spin: Closed for Refurbishment [March 2, 2009 to March 6, 2009]