The Orbitron in Disneyland Paris has been receiving a major refurbishment since January. The Discoveryland attraction has been receiving a top-to-bottom refresh, including removal of the rockets and almost everything else to be worked on in Central Workshops. It is nice to see so much work going on in the parks while they remain closed due to the pandemic with no reopening date yet announced.
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Orbitron is a journey to the edge of space – an adventure inspired by Leonardo da Vinci’s visionary drawings of the solar system – which has been present since the Park opened in 1992. This futuristic odyssey has now landed in another galaxy to undergo a refurbishment that began in January.
For several months, Disneyland Paris’s Facilities Asset Management and Central Shops (main workshop) teams have been working together with local service providers to give the attraction a true refresh. On the agenda are renovating floors, repainting, overhauling the audio system and refreshing the queue, including the addition of a new gatehouse. Refurbishments will also be done on the landscaping which includes the shrubs, rocks and craters surrounding the attraction.
That’s not all… Most impressive is all the pieces that were dismantled and transferred to the Central Workshops for optimal care. Thus, the huge rising structure and its 12 rockets that lift our Guests up to 7.8 meters above the ground, as well as the rotation system of the planets, have been completely removed. Coming back more resplendent than ever, guaranteed!
Stay tuned for more news on the progress of this attraction.