Blast off into the darkness of outer space as you twist and turn, shooting past stars and satellites during the classic Space Mountain indoor roller coaster ride!

Space Mountain towers more than 183 feet above Tomorrowland in Disney’s Magic Kingdom Park and boasts a diameter of 300 feet and two separate tracks (although they are nearly identical). Track heights reach up to 90 feet. The roller coaster takes 3 minutes long and the six-passenger rockets reach speeds up to 28 miles an hour as they race through total darkness. Space Mountain regularly draws some of the longest lines in Disney’s Magic Kingdom but FASTPASS is available and strongly recommended for this attraction.

Astronauts Jim Irwin, Gordon Cooper and Scott Carpenter took the first ride during the grand opening of Space Mountain in January 1975. RCA was the original sponsor of the attraction, followed by Federal Express. An exhibit called “Home of Future Living” was once located toward the exit of Space Mountain, which lies at the far Eastern end of Tomorrowland. Other versions of this popular attraction can be found at Disneyland, Disneyland Paris and Tokyo Disneyland.

Height restriction: You must be at least 44 inches tall to ride Space Mountain. Other restrictions apply; view the sign at the entrance to Space Mountain for more details.

Articles

Find More  

Elephant Calf Born at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

Stella raises the number of elephants in the Disney’s Animal Kingdom herd to 10, including three males and six females. Our elephant program makes an important contribution to the worldwide conservation and understanding of these amazing creatures. In fact, our scientists study the behavior and vocalizations of our elephants, and have learned a lot about how they communicate with each …

Continue reading  

Disney World’s holiday decorations are still up!

The holidays entertainment is already gone, but the decorations are still up for your viewing! Disney Springs–  Starbright Holidays drone show will continue to show through January 8 2017  (7pm, 8:30pm). The Christmas Tree and decorations at Epcot will be on display through January 12 2017. Jingle Bell, Jingle BAM! at Disney’s Hollywood Studios stopped showing New Year’s Eve. However …

Continue reading  

Epcot International Festival of the Arts Coming to Walt Disney World Resort in January 2017

Here’s the lineup for the Broadway singers: Jan. 13-16 and 20-23: Ashley Brown and Josh Strickland performing songs from: Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, Tarzan, Mary Poppins and The Little Mermaid Jan. 27-30 and Feb. 3-6: Kerry Butler and Kevin Massey performing songs from Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, Tarzan, Newsies and Aladdin Feb. 10-13 and 17-20: Kissy Simmons and …

Continue reading  

The Magic Kingdom Welcome Show moves to Cinderella Castle stage in 2017

“Let the Magic Begin” is hosted by one of the Royal Majesty Makers, joined by Mickey, Belle, Merida, Jasmine, Aladdin, Rapunzel, Tiana, Mary Poppins, Chip & Dale, Alice, Snow White, Elana, Pluto and Minnie. This will allow guests time to savor the charm of Main Street, U.S.A., enjoy breakfast or a warm drink at the Main Street Bakery featuring Starbucks. Then promptly …

Continue reading  

Characters in Flight;s balloon new design is Awesome!

When considering your vacation itinerary and you are searching for things to do in Orlando get ready for the the most peaceful but exhilarating Adventure of your vacation, a ride on the Characters In Flight Balloon is a MUST Do Experience! as you gently ascend 400 feet in the air. The refurbishment will give Characters In Flight a new design …

Continue reading  

Major new version of My Disney Experience debuts on Android

Disney has unveiled a major new version of My Disney Experience, available now for Android devices. Version 4 of My Disney Experience follows the look and feel of the Disneyland app, opening directly into the park map and wait times. Plan and share your Walt Disney World vacation—even purchase tickets—with the My Disney Experience mobile app. iOS users will see …

Continue reading  

Dolphin Resort lobby to receive $12 million renovation

As the final stage of the largest makeover in the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort’s history, the Dolphin lobby will undergo a $12 million re-design that will feature a contemporary look and new dining options when finished in the fall of 2017. – Related posts: Dolphin Nursery Interact poolside with some of the newest residents to call Sea World Orlando home …

Continue reading