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Mission to Mars opened in Tomorrowland at Walt Disney World Florida on the 7th of June 1975, and closed on the 4th of October 1993.
It was based on the earlier "Flight to the Moon" attraction from DisneyLand in Anaheim. Both the Disneyland and Walt Disney World versions of the attraction were updated mainly due to the Apollo space programme, and the first moon landings, after which the Moon which had previously been an unattainable goal became less exciting as a space travel destination.
The Pre-show area featured an Audio Animatronic control room scene, whilst for a while the attraction itself featured film from the Disney TV show "Mars and Beyond".