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|At A Glance
||Great semi dark rollercoaster
attraction - not particularly fast, but the darkness aids
Space Mountain opened in the Magic Kingom in 1974, but despite
it's age it remains one of the most popular attractions in the
Magic Kingdom. Housed within a futuristic dome that rises to a
height of over 180 feet, and is over 300 feet in diameter, is
a class Disney-Imagineered roller coaster ride.
The ride lasts for 2 min 38 secs, and only reaches speeds of
27 - 28 mph, but it has a twist in that the ride is reasonably
dark, so although it is a relatively slow ride, the sensation
of speed is created by the fact that you can only just make out
the direction the track takes a fraction before the event.
The ride is surrounded by small glittering bulbs, which are supposed
to represent twinkling stars and passing comets.
There is a minimum ride height restriction of 44 inches, and
guests under the age of 7 must be accompanied by an adult. Guests
with known heart or back conditions are advised against riding
Also whilst it's not a particularly fast ride, or as high up
the scare-scale as Montu or The Kumba at Busch Gardens, it's quite
capable of depositing sunglasses, loose change, and unrestrained
purses into the bottom of the ride, so any loose valuables should
be secured before riding.