Space Mountain (Disneyland Park)

Roller coaster in the United States
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Space Mountain
Disneyland Park
Location Anaheim, California, USA
Coordinates 33°48′40″N 117°55′03″W / 33.811024°N 117.917550°W / 33.811024; -117.917550
Park section Tomorrowland
Status Operating since May 27, 1977 (original)
July 15, 2005 (after refurbishment)
Theme designer Walt Disney Imagineering
Rider height 40 inch minimum
Statistics
Manufacturer Arrow Dynamics (formerly). Dynamic Structures (current)
Type Steel - Enclosed
Hourly capacity 2,000
Propulsion 3 chain lift hills
Height 100 feet
Top speed 35.2 mph
Length 3459 feet
Inversions 0
Duration 2:45
Rolling stock
Manufacturer Arrow Dynamics (1977-2003)
Built in-house (2005-present)
Riders per train 12
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Space Mountain is a steel enclosed roller coaster located at Disneyland Park in Anaheim, California, USA. It has a similar track design that of Space Mountain in Magic Kingdom, Florida. The ride's theme 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-ride soundtrack by Michael Giacchino.

History

When the ride originally opened in 1977, it was the first roller coaster in the world to be completely controlled by computers. From 2003 to 2005, the roller coaster went through major refurbishment which replaced almost everything including props, lines, trains and music. Space Mountain was rebuilt from scratch as well.[1]

On November 16, 2015, Space Mountain received an overlay "Hyperspace Mountain" for the season of force.[2]

A new extended queue area was added in 2018, occupying the spot of Starcade.[3]

Design

Elements

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

12 trains with 2 cars per train. In each car, riders are arranged 2 across in 3 rows, for a total of 12 riders per train.

Images

References

  1. "Space Mountain closed until 2005".
  2. "Disneyland's "Star Wars" Seasons of Force begins Nov. 16".
  3. "ALL NEW Space Mountain queue unveiled at Disneyland [Photos and Video]".

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