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Blast off on a journey into outer space on this classic attraction. Board a sleek, rocket-shaped vehicle in the glow-in-the-dark Space Port and begin a steady climb up the 180-foot high mountain, passing the Mission Control booth and myriad pulsating lights along the way. Once at the top, feel the wind race across your face as you are propelled through the remote blackness of the dark universe—illuminated only by shooting stars, celestial satellites, spinning black holes and shimmering constellations—during a rip-roaring rocket ride through the farthest reaches of time and space. And because the majority of the attraction takes place in the dark, you just never know which way you are going to turn or drop! The rockets that race through space achieve a maximum speed of 28 miles per hour—but feel much faster in the dark. After exiting your rocket-vehicle, you will board a moving runway to the Tomorrowland area, passing scenes of futuristic homes and businesses, as well as television monitors that broadcast your image live along the way.
Along with Splash Mountain and Peter Pan’s Flight, Space Mountain is one of the most popular attractions at Magic Kingdom. However, it is a fairly fast loading speed, so if the wait time is 30 minutes or less, use the stand-by line and save your FastPass+ for another attraction with a longer wait time. On busy days at Magic Kingdom, try to go within the first 2 hours after park opening, the hour before the park closes or with a FastPass+ reservation. Space Mountain is a Magic Kingdom favorite, and Tad and Lily wouldn't dream of skipping it. It's a little rough on our "grown-up" backs though. This coaster is in complete darkness for most of the ride, so if you're prone to motion sickness or if you have little ones who might get scared, be prepared.
Space Mountain is an indoor roller coaster in Tomorrowland at Magic Kingdom. The duration of the ride is just under 3 minutes. Space Mountain features 2 rocket-shaped vehicles consisting of 3 seats per vehicle that blast off from 2 separate tracks. Guests sit by themselves in the ride vehicle; there is no side-by-side seating. Guests must transfer from motorized scooter or ECV to an available wheelchair, then from the wheelchair to the vehicle. Children under the age of 7 years must be accompanied by a person age 14 years or older. Due to the nature of the ride, service animals are not permitted on the attraction.
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This is Disney's first Space Mountain. Now Space Mountain is a popular attraction in Paris, Tokyo and in Anaheim, California.
Space explorers who opt out of visiting Space Mountain® might want to visit the nearby Tomorrowland® Arcade to wait for the rest of their party. If you don't want to ride this attraction but still want to catch a sneak peak, ride the Tomorrowland® Transit Authority. It goes right through Space Mountain®. Learn about nebulas, meteors and shooting stars in your pre-launch briefing as you prepare to board.
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