Disney World Magic Kingdom - Space Mountain

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Disney's Space Mountain building contains an indoor roller coaster on two tracks that simulates an awesome ride through the darkness of deep space. The building is designed to look like a space station from the future. At night the flashing lights on and all around the building give it the appearance of alien space ship.

When you ride Space Mountain at night, the sign on the building entrance lights up in an outer space design. As you enter you will notice the low lighting from neon lights all over. You will walk down a winding path with pictures of the galaxy and our universe. The music sets an easy flowing, easy moving feeling. As you continue walking down the path you can hear a person say things like "launching for takeoff." As you get closer to the ride you will sometimes notice a green flash and a loud roar that zooms by like a rocket. Well that is the ride you are about to get on.

When you are winding down the rows to the boarding area, take a look at the ceiling and you will notice planets, stars, and even galaxies zooming by. The loading platform has yellow stripes on the floor, which add to the feeling of being on a space station. The cars are made to look like rocket ships. Each rocket has two sections that seat three riders in a single row. A lap bar will come down to your thigh or waist, depending on your height, and lock you in for take-off. Just before launch, you will hear a person say "You are clear for takeoff"! Then you will travel down a tunnel with lights and sound. As you make your climb to the top be sure to look around and notice a floating space station with a man working upside down. Then when this adventurous ride is over, you will travel down a moving platform that will take you through different settings within a space station.

Ride Experience:
The roller coaster cars are made like a rocket with single inline seats that allow three in the first car and three in the second car. Space Mountain is the best indoor roller coaster ride I have ever been on. This ride rocked from the time I stood in line until the time I got off!!!. As you speed along the track it is hard to see anything because it is super dark inside. There are stars and planets on top of the ceiling. But if you ask me, you don't have time to look up. Hahaaaa! Well worth the wait!
Yeah! Well worth it!! As you go through the exit someone in your party will say, "I want to go again, again, again, etc." So pick up another FASTPASS.
Also--what's that music playing inside Space Mountain?

What Disney Says:
"Dare to be a rocket jockey and blast into the outer-galaxy past shooting stars and other-worldly celestial satellites. Twist and turn in a tumult of fun as you launch into the inky blackness of the nether reaches of space. It's one giant leap for fun!"
Source: Disney World

Notes, Tips and/or Facts:
Disney's Magical Moments pins with game buttons are designed to interact with this attraction.
This is Disney's first Space Mountain. Now Space Mountain is a popular attraction in Paris, Tokyo and in Anaheim, California. FASTPASS is a must for this ride due to the popularity.

Author's Comments:
You cannot miss this ride for the world. I know some of you don't like roller coasters, but this is a big plus. I ride Space Mountain every time I go and I still forget where some of the drops are. Keep in mind that this ride does not turn upside down to give you a weightless feeling. It does have some drops in it that might catch you off guard, but that's okay. From what I heard, Disney is changing the whole inside of the track. If they do, you know what that means--it'll be an entirely different ride for me and you. So do not--and I repeat--do not miss this one!!!
Oh, if you are wondering about the very little ones, well I suggest you take turns with an adult accompanying each of them, Disney style. If the kids are tall enough (44" or more) to ride, let them go have some fun.

Patrick Corley

 

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