Space Mountain is a roller coaster attraction at Magic Kingdom in Walt Disney World. This iconic attraction is the thrill ride of Tomorrowland.
Space Mountain offers guests the opportunity to experience an indoor roller coaster that’s almost entirely in the dark. Now if you get to ride Space Mountain with the lights on, that’s an entirely different story. Unfortunately, it rarely happens.
In this review, we’ll take a look at Magic Kingdom’s Space Mountain in detail. We’ll go over information pertaining to whether or not you’ll want to experience this attraction, and what might be the best time to ride.
The table below contains quick facts to familiarize yourself with the important details for Space Mountain. You may have heard that details for the new Disney Genie were just released. This system will replace FastPass. Therefore FastPass+ is no longer an option.
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Disney Height Requirement:
Thrill, Dark, Scary, Roller Coaster
Seats Per Vehicle:
1 per person, 3 to a vehicle
Disney Rider Switch:
Tweens, Teens, & Adults
Most of the attraction is in the dark
so it intensifies the ride.
Nostalgia and Thrill Seekers
On-Ride Photo Pass Opportunity
Space Mountain at Magic Kingdom
Space Mountain is a fairly mild roller coaster style attraction located in Tomorrowland at Magic Kingdom. This attraction’s exterior can be seen from many different points not only within but outside the park. However, the actual roller coaster is entirely indoors.
Space Mountain has a very long queue on the front end as well as a lengthy exit area. This is an attraction where you cannot gauge the length of the line here for standby.
There are many warning signs that include Space Mountain having a minimum height requirement. Other items are mentioned indicating it’s a high-speed, turbulent ride that is not suitable for everyone. Make sure if you have any issues to pay attention to these things.
When you reach the initial loading area, there’s a right and left side. Sometimes the lines look a lot longer than it actually is once you reach this area. So be patient if you feel you are seeing another long line ahead.
Below is a look at a portion of the queue for Space Mountain at Disney World.
There are several places indicating where to stand for the loading process. If you are riding with friends or family you’ll be lined up horizontally as one, two, and three.
Up to six guests can ride per vehicle.
I also wanted to mention that there is a tiny pouch on each ride vehicle to store items like sunglasses. I would highly recommend using this compartment.
It is fairly common for guests to lose small items while riding this attraction. This rollercoaster has a lap pull-down restraint that you will straddle when boarding.
As far as riding Space Mountain goes, it isn’t that scary, but it is completely indoors making the majority of the ride nearly pitch black. Not being able to see the track in front of you could be an issue for some. And as mentioned in the table above, the darkness does intensify the feel of the ride.
Space Mountain does board fairly quickly. When you do take off in your rocket, remember that you will soon encounter the on-ride photo opportunity.
The ride will go around a bit of an initial curve, remember to lean into the curve, face that direction, and smile. If you have Memory Maker the photo will show up in your account.
Space Mountain Video Ride Reference on YouTube: Complete Ride Experience
Know Your Disney Rules When Riding With Children-Any child under the age of seven or younger must be accompanied by an adult fourteen years or older. This attraction is a prime candidate for Rider Switch.
The following attractions are all located in the vicinity of Space Mountain:
- Tomorrowland Transit Authority Peoplemover
- Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin
- Tomorrowland Speedway
- Astro Orbiter at Magic Kingdom
Or you can view the full list of rides at Magic Kingdom.
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- Review: Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort
- Disney’s Polynesian Resort Review
- The Full Contemporary Resort Review
- A Review of Disney’s Wilderness Lodge
If you are planning to meet characters in the parks, I keep an updated list of characters at Disney World. That review will link to every meet available in each of the four parks.
Have you had the opportunity to ride Space Mountain? What are your thoughts?