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 revisited the Space Mountain concept.
At this attraction, guests enter the Space Port to board a rocket ship that takes them on a 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, while your train navigates sharp turns, sudden drops, and unexpected surprises in almost complete darkness.
|1975||Steel||Dual-Track, Indoor Twister||WED Enterprises, Arrow Dynamics|
Alpha track length is 3,196 feet; Omega track is 3,186 feet
Designed to operate with a maximum of 13 trains per track.
August 30, 2010 – Soundtrack added inside the attraction, Starry-O-Phonic Sound.
Opening date: January 15, 1975
Train has two cars with three rows each, seating one inline per row.
Height requirement: Riders must be at least 44 inches tall
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