Walking through Tomorrowland without the anticipation of riding the Magic Kingdom's signature roller coaster doesn't quite have the same feel. It definitely feels like something is missing.
The long refurbishment of Space Mountain is nearly over and it anticipated to be completed on November 21st just in time for the holiday crowds.
You can now ride the TTA (Tomorrowland Transit Authority) through Space Mountain with the lights on. Sadly, they have put up screens to prevent you from seeing the new track, but you are teased nonetheless. It does look like there will be an expanded viewing of Space Mountain from the TTA when all of the screens are removed. That should be a great addition.
Outside Space Mountain changes are coming also. Here are some pictures showing the construction going on at the entrance.