Evacuations can let you see a dark ride in a new light — that is, with all the lights on! It’s almost like an unexpected behind-the-scenes tour, though it might ruin the magic for some people. We’ve been evacuated from Splash Moutain not long ago, and we’ve also seen Space Mountain evacuated with lights on too, and now we have another look at this iconic EPCOT ride with lights on!
Ever sit inside of a darker Disney World ride and think to yourself “I wonder how awesome [creepy, weird, strange, incredible, fascinating, spooky, *insert word here*] this ride would look with the lights ON!“? Well, you’re not alone!
Disney makes purposeful use of lights and special effects to trick your eyes into seeing the “magic” that they want you to view. But, sometimes you might become witness to a very special situation. Turns out a ride stopping in the middle of your experience might not be a bad thing after all! 😂 Sometimes, when a ride breaks down, needs to be evacuated, or just temporarily stops, the lights in that attraction might all turn ON, giving you one of the most unique views of the ride that you’ll ever get! We ourselves, and some of our awesome readers, have experienced this multiple times and we’ve got all kinds of cool photos and videos to share with you. So…what are you waiting for?! Ready to spoil a bit of the magic? Read on!
Have you ever wondered what Disney World dark rides look like with the lights on? It might ruin the magic for some people, but it sure is interesting to see more about how these rides work!
The lights come on during rides sometimes when there are technical difficulties and guests end up having to be evacuated, or if they’re just stuck for a few moments. This happened to us briefly on Splash Mountain recently, and we know it’s happened to some people while on Space Mountain when it’s been evacuated (seeing that coaster with the lights on will change your view of it forever!). But, not many people have seen the inside of a famous park icon with the lights on, until now!
We love seeing Disney World from a new perspective.
And while we were in EPCOT today visiting the latest Flower and Garden Festival topiaries and checking out the just-released food booth prices, we noticed that Test Track was down for weather! It was raining pretty hard in the park, so this closing is pretty standard. But we were lucky enough to get a peek INSIDE the ride while the attraction waited for the storm to clear.