Space Mountain (Disneyland Park)

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Space Mountain
roller coaster
Location Anaheim, California, USA
Status Operating since May 27, 1977 (original)
July 15, 2005 (after refurbishment)
Manufacturer Arrow Dynamics (formerly). Dynamic Structures (current)
Designer / calculations Walt Disney Imagineering
Type Steel - Enclosed
Riders per train 12
Hourly capacity 2,000
Propulsion 3 chain lift hills
Height100 feet
Top speed35.2 mph
Length3459 feet

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-ride 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 and music. Space Mountain was rebuilt from scratch as well.

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]

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.

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