Space Mountain in Magic Kingdom is a true treat for roller coaster enthusiasts. Your 3-seat rocket climbs a 180-foot tall mountain and then blasts through the galaxy in the pitch blackness of space. With the help of NASA astronaut Gordon Cooper, you will as if you are on an actual space flight as you journey past whizzing shooting stars, comets and meteors. At the end of the ride, you are pulled back into a swirling wormhole for re-entry to Earth. Be sure to smile for your picture!
Length of Ride: 2:30
Height Requirement: 44 inches
Scare Factor: It is a roller coaster in almost pitch black darkness. There are no loops, but there are drops that you can not see because of the lack of light.
Rider Switch (for small kids): Yes
Weather Procedure: It is located indoors.
Ride Photo: Yes.
Flash Photography: HAHA! I don’t think it is a good idea to even attempt to hold a camera on this ride.
Queue: Space themed with a star map and star tunnel that guides you to the space station.
Extra Magic Hours: Both Morning and Evening Magic Hours
When to Ride: First thing in the morning or with a Fastpass.
Our Touring Strategy: My daughter and husband have always ridden it with a Fastpass. I am not brave enough to tackle this one.
Secrets/Tips and Tricks:
- There are 2 almost identical tracks called Alpha (left; it’s only difference is it is 10 feet longer) and Omega (right).
- Each rockets holds 6 passengers in single file in 2 part car with 3 people in each part.
- You’ll reach 28 miles per hour on this 2:30 ride.
- While your family is riding Space Mountain, consider taking a spin on the Tomorrowland Transit Authority that goes directly through Space Mountain. You might just see them on one of the rockets climbing the first lift hill.
- During peak season, there can be 13 different rockets in operation at one time.
- I hear one of the Asteroids is shaped like a Chocolate Chip cookie. Let me know if you spot it.
Check out the other attractions located in Tomorrowland in the Magic Kingdom.