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Space Mountain

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Disney's Magic Kingdom

The original Space Mountain attraction. The idea of a space themed roller coaster was actually conceived by Walt Disney himself after the success of the Matterhorn Bobsleds that opened at Disneyland Park. Unfortunately, technical limitations and the company's focus on building Walt Disney World tabled the idea for years, but after the successful opening of Magic Kingdom the company decided a duplicate of the Matterhorn was not feasible and instead re-visited the Space Mountain concept. On this attraction guests enter the Space Port to board a two-car rocket ship that take them on this wild journey through space. The ride is actually two entirely separate roller coasters that are intertwined with each other inside the mountain. After climbing the 90-foot lift you enter the mountain where you'll see projections of Earth, stars, comets, meteors and asteroids as your train navigates sharp turns, sudden drops and unexpected surprises in almost complete darkness.

Roller Coaster Details

Year Track Type Designer
1975 Steel Dual-Track, Indoor Twister WED Enterprises, Arrow Dynamics

Roller Coaster Stats

Drop: 35 feet Height: 90 feet
Length: Alpha 3,196 feet; Omega 3,186 feet Trains: 30 - 6 passenger
Ride Time: 2 minutes, 47 seconds Top Speed: 28 mph
Train Mfg: WED

Space Mountain Facts

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Opening date: January 15, 1975

August 30, 2010 – Soundtrack added inside the attraction, Starry-O-Phonic Sound.

Space Mountain is designed to operate with a maximum of 13 trains per track.

Train has two cars with three rows each, seating one inline per row.

Height requirement: Riders must be at least 44 inches tall

Where to Coast

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