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Space Mountain

“Space Mountain,” is a high-speed interstellar adventure that has captivated Disneyland guests since the 1970s. As the signature attraction of Tomorrowland, “Space Mountain” beckons guests to its gleaming white spires and ominous slopes to experience the intergalactic journey inside.

The queue area and hi-tech launch port inspired by today’s era of space exploration (Mars Rover, Hubble telescope, etc.), makes guests feel as if they have a first-hand look into the cosmos.

After boarding their rockets, guests are wowed by a feeling of disorientation in the launch tunnel, hurling them towards a close encounter with a large meteorite. Following an exhilarating race through space, the experience culminates with a finale featuring a long re-entry tunnel filled with spectacular lighting effects.

The initial idea for “Space Mountain” originated with Walt Disney himself back in the mid-1960s, when the concept was simply known as “Space Port” and destined to become an addition to Tomorrowland at Disneyland. The concept became a reality in 1975 when, after more than a decade of planning, the first incarnation of “Space Mountain” actually premiered in the Magic Kingdom Park at Walt Disney World Resort in Florida.

“Space Mountain” had its southern California debut at Disneyland two years later on May 27, 1977. The U.S. Mercury Astronauts, America’s first men in space, were on hand for the grand opening ceremonies and to christen the 118 foot tall “mountain.”  Since then, the rockets of “Space Mountain” have carried over 171,600,000 would-be astronauts, covering 8.8 million miles or equal to more than 18 round trips to the moon!

About this Attraction

Location: Tomorrowland

Type: Roller coaster in the dark

Duration: 2:45 minutes

Ride Capacity: 12 guests per rocket, two per row

Restraint type: lap bar

Child Swap available

Fastpass: Yes

Onride photo available

Best time to visit: Early morning or evening

Tips & Fun Facts

There are no loops or upside down bits.

Just after going into the dark part of the and go past a large meteor, look to the right and you'll see a Mickey head made up of stars.

Opened on May 27, 1977.
The attraction was redesigned and relaunched on July 15, 2005.
The attraction is made up of 3035 ft of track.
The track reaches a height of 75 ft.
Cars can reach a maximum speed of 32 mph

Additional Information

Guests must transfer from their wheelchair or Electric Convenience Vehicle to the ride vehicle by themselves or by assisted by members of their party to experience this attraction.
Wheelchair Access: Enter through the attraction exit and follow the arrows to the left. Proceed to the attraction loading area and contact a Cast Member for boarding instructions. If you have a Disney's FASTPASS® return ticket, proceed to the attraction entrance and ask a Cast Member for boarding instructions.
Guests must negotiate steps when boarding and disembarking the attraction vehicle. To facilitate boarding, a transfer seat and separate loading area is available upon request.
Guest-activated captioning is available on selected preshow video monitors in this attraction. Please contact a Cast Member at the location for assistance.
Service animals may not accompany Guests on this attraction.

Minimum height requirement 40" (102 cm)

For safety, you should be in good health and free from high blood pressure, heart, back or neck problems, motion sickness, or other conditions that could be aggravated by this adventure. Expectant mothers should not ride.

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