Not only can you travel to another time and land in history at the Walt Disney World Resorts you can also travel into outer space. Disney World is home to three different space-themed attractions, Space Mountain, Mission: Space and Spaceship Earth. All of these take you on an amazing journey into the stars where you will feel like you can reach out and touch one. In this three-part series we will take a look at each individual attraction and some unique features each one offers guests visiting the Disney theme parks.
Let’s start our adventure off by visiting Space Mountain.
Space Mountain originally opened at the Magic Kingdom in January 1975. With the help from a NASA astronaut, Gordon Cooper, Walt Disney turned his space dream into a reality. Disney wanted to ensure guests were given as close to an authentic outer space journey as possible, while never leaving Earth’s atmosphere. To this day, Space Mountain is a fan favorite and is located in every Disney Resort around the world.
Space mountain is located in the Magic Kingdom Park in the back of Tomorrowland and offers guests a chance to hurtle through space. This out-of-this-world adventure will take you in to the darkest regions of space aboard your very own space rocket. During the ride you will pass by the neon-lit space station, zoom by the control tower and get an up close look at a constellation. Now doesn’t that sound like a blast???
However, your adventure starts long before you ever board your rocket. You can prepare for your journey by taking part in pre-mission training. These trainings are located throughout the space corridor located just before you reach the Launch Pad. Trainings are taught in videogame format to help guests of all ages get the best possible training in before blast off! These training missions include blasting haphazard asteroids, clearing a cluttered runway and moving cargo from one location to another. If you can handle the trainings, then you can handle your space mission.
Please note that all guests must be 44 inches or taller to enjoy Space Mountain. Disney FASTPASS is available for this attraction.
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