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INTERCOT > Theme Parks > Magic Kingdom > Tomorrowland > Space Mountain

Space Mountain

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Blast off for fun in this roller coaster ride through the galaxy in the dark. No super high falls or loop to loops, but the experience of riding in the dark heightens the senses and makes this attraction much scarier than it would be if it were outside. Presented by FedEx. Space Mountain opened at Walt Disney World Resort in 1975.

Have you ever tried to take video on a roller coaster?  We have!  You see the attempt here.... all started well until we accidentally hit the off switch. :^)

 PRE-LAUNCH: Entering Space Mountain, windows appear to look out into the universe, providing a sensation of walking through space and the anticipation of a spine-tingling adventure -- a dark ride through space.

BLASTOFF: Guests board six-passenger trains that rocket through tunnels of flickering neon lights, then begin a rapid descent along an intricate and dark track. The spatial-effects lighting, sprinkling the inner-heavens with galaxies of stars, darting meteors and glowing space vehicles, sets the stage for an adventure as close to a cosmic voyage as most people will ever experience.




HISTORY: Space Mountain originated in the early 1960s when Walt Disney conceived the idea of a high-speed thrill attraction based on the excitement of the Space Age.

BY THE NUMBERS: Space Mountainís cone-shaped structure contains 4,508,500 cubic feet -- capable of holding a small skyscraper in its interior. The adventure has a base diameter of 300 feet and took two years to build. In basic structure, the mountain is composed of great ribbed slopes -- 72 massive pre-stressed concrete beams forming a gigantic sealed cone. Each of the 74-ton concrete beams was cast near the Space Mountain site and then hoisted into place by mammoth cranes to complete the cone. Each beam is 117 feet long and is 13 feet wide at the bottom and 4 feet wide at the top. Guests are amazed that the maximum speed is 28 mph, because the attraction delivers high-speed thrills.

Height Requirement:
Guests must be 44 inches or taller to ride

caution.gif (615 bytes) INTERCOT Alert: This is a roller coaster in the dark/semi dark.   If you are afraid of heights or scared of coasters, stay away.

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