Prepare for your risky space journey in a space station docked in Tomorrowland. As soon as you reach Mission Control and all systems are "go," there's no turning back! On Space Mountain, you'll blast off on a soaring rocket past stars, satellites and pure darkness as you venture into deep space. While you're whizzing through the universe, catch glimpses of new solar systems, undiscovered galaxies and speeding comets.
Visit Space Mountain within the first two hours of Disneyland® Park opening or with a FASTPASS reservation. The coaster is easily one of the most popular Disneyland® Park attractions, and thus has some of the longest wait times.
Use the stand-by line and save your FASTPASS for another attraction if the wait is 30 minutes or less; Space Mountain's load time is fairly fast. Use the Single Rider Line if you don't mind having your group split up!
Consider sitting it out if you're prone to motion sickness. Space Mountain is pretty much in complete darkness!
Warn young tadpoles during September and October; Disneyland® Park transforms Space Mountain into a ghostly adventure. The angry ghost isn't terribly scary, but is definitely less friendly than the spirits of the Haunted Mansion and can frighten younger ones.
Space Mountain opened in Tomorrowland at Disneyland® Park on May 27, 1977.
Walt Disney actually thought of Space Mountain's concept in the 1960s, but the technology needed did not yet exist.
Mercury 9 and Gemini 5 astronaut Gordon Cooper joined the creative team of Space Mountain as a consultant to ensure the roller coaster had an overall realistic feeling of space flight.