|Click here to watch the on-ride POV|
|Manufacturer||Arrow Dynamics (formerly). Dynamic Structures (current)|
|Designer / calculations||Walt Disney Imagineering|
|Type||Steel - Enclosed|
|Riders per train||12|
|Propulsion||3 chain lift hills|
Top speed35.2 mph
Space Mountain is a steel enclosed roller coaster located at Disneyland in Anaheim, California, USA. It has a similar track design that of Space Mountain in Disney's Magic Kingdom. The ride's theming involves space travel from a distant part of the universe back to the home galaxy. During the Halloween season, the ride's theme is changed to "Ghost Galaxy". Space Mountain has an on-board soundtrack by Michael Giacchino.
History[edit | edit source]
When the ride originally opened in 1977, it was the first roller coaster in the world to be completely controlled by computers. Starting in 2003 until 2005, the roller coaster went through major refurbishment which replaced almost everything including props, lines, trains, music, and a track that was almost identical to the last. In November 16, 2015, Space Mountain received an overlay "Hyperspace Mountain" for the season of force.
Design[edit | edit source]
Originally, the ride was going to be a clone of the Magic Kingdom version. However, due to space limitations in the park, the ride had to be much smaller in order to fit in the surrounding area.
Trains[edit | edit source]
|Roller coasters at Disneyland|
|Present||Big Thunder Mountain Railroad • Gadget's Go Coaster • Matterhorn Bobsleds • Space Mountain|