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Head inside the Space Port, where you journey into outer space begins. The queue is decked out in all-things space, preparing you for the space voyage. Peer through the space station's windows at the stars shining and glistening in a sea of dense darkness. A sleek, rocket-shaped vehicle is your mode of transportation into deep space on Disney's Space Mountain® Attraction! As you prepare to blast off on your galactic adventure, you'll ascend the 180-foot high mountain, passing the Mission Control booth along the way.
Once at the top of Space Mountain® Attraction, you'll fly through the darkness as your rocket propels through deep space. During your ride, black holes, satellites, shooting stars and constellations hurtle past you. Every move, drop, twist and turn will comes as a complete surprise since you're engulfed in darkness on the roller coaster! The space experience is complete with visuals and audio of "Starry-O-Phonic Sounds" that wiz all around you.
Your rocket ship reaches a maximum speed of 28 miles per hour on Space Mountain® Attraction. This may seem like a slow speed than many roller coasters, but because the attraction is in the dark, it gives an illusion of feeling much faster. After you make it safely back into Space Port, you exit your rocket ship onto a moving runway to the Tomorrowland® Area, passing robots, scenes of future homes and businesses and even a display of humans landing on Mars. Don't forget to check out your image of riding Space Mountain® Attraction on the monitors displayed!
Along with Splash Mountain® Attraction and Peter Pan's Flight® Attraction, Space Mountain® Attraction is one of the most popular attractions at Magic Kingdom® Park. 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® Park, try to go within the first hour after park opening. If you can't ride Space Mountain® Attraction then, try the hour before the park closes or with a FastPass+ reservation. Take a look at our 1-Day and 2-Day Touring Plans for Magic Kingdom® Park on suggested times to experience Space Mountain® Attraction.
Space Mountain® Attraction is a Magic Kingdom® Park 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® Attractionis an indoor roller coaster in Tomorrowland® Area at Magic Kingdom® Park. The duration of the ride is just under 3 minutes. Space Mountain® Attraction 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. Guests must be at least 44 inches tall to experience the roller coaster. 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® Attraction. It opened on January 15, 1975. Disney received help from Gordon Cooper, a NASA astronaut, during the designing process of the roller coaster. The Mercury 9 and Gemini 5 astronaut joined Disney as a consultant to be sure Space Mountain® Attraction reflected the true nature of space flight. Now Space Mountain is a favorite and popular attraction in Paris, Tokyo and in Anaheim, California.
Space explorers who opt out of visiting Space Mountain® Attraction 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 PeopleMover. It goes right through Space Mountain® Attraction. Learn about nebulas, meteors and shooting stars in your pre-launch briefing as you prepare to board.
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