The Evolution of Space Mountain

Today, we’re taking a look at the very first ‘Space Mountain’ attraction Disney opened. We’ll be tracing the story back to it’s origins as a Disneyland dark-ride all the way to it’s final version as The Magic Kingdom’s first thrill ride that opened in 1975.

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Music Used:

• Space Mountain Soundtrack Collection: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=looxQ_ISJCQ
• Space Mountain Third Tunnel Ambient Music: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a7L_VOOcV64
• The Disneyland WEDway Peoplemover Music Collection: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UL-araTrNIk
• The instrumental version of RCA’s “Here’s to the Future” theme can be listened/downloaded on this website: http://www.omniluxe.net/wyw/sm.htm
BUT the version with lyrics can be listened to in the “Space Mountain Soundtrack Collection” video I linked above.

Videos Used (in order):

• Space Mountain Opening Ceremony – January 1975 Magic Kingdom: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rSrBeoXEkP0
• DISNEYLAND – Tomorrowland 1967 (part 1): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TwZIO6gApnc
• DISNEYLAND – Tomorrowland 1967 (part 2): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hCn9nZ1PoSI
• Matterhorn Ride Film Old 1970s Disneyland California Hbvideos Cooldisneylandvideos: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3YjRTlXgfBc
• Space Mountain POV Walt Disney World: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WMMiZFPYg6M
• Stargate Sequence – ‘2001: A Space Odyssey’ (HD): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ebmwYqoUp44
• Space Mountain – LIGHTS ON POV: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HLzq3NDCdvU
• Space Mountain Queue, Ride, Exit WalkThrough Magic Kingdom Walt Disney World 2019: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H5whJRFSGD8
• Home of Future Living – 1980 something…: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NZrLgoZunYA
• WDW Magic Kingdom Space Mountain Post Show August 2003: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-c03V9qZoRo
• Space Mountain Post Show Before 2009 Rehab, Magic Kingdom Walt Disney World: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=isrBg1j_5QE
• Space Mountain Post-Show with the New Ending (January 29, 2010): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_FjJvfe8_vg
• Space Mountain Home Movies circa 1978 and 1981: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bLawfx3DlDI
• [4K] Space Mountain Ride at Magic Kingdom – Walt Disney World: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y8BJWrBV5YA

Websites/Article Sources (these are split up per section)

• https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Space_Mountain
• https://disneyparks.fandom.com/wiki/Space_Mountain_(Magic_Kingdom)
• https://www.themeparktourist.com/features/20170406/32635/behind-ride-space-mountain
• https://www.extinctdisney.com/space-mountain
• http://www.omniluxe.net/wyw/sm.htm
• https://disney.fandom.com/wiki/Space_Mountain_(Magic_Kingdom)
• http://mickeyblog.com/2017/10/13/little-known-facts-space-mountain/
• https://www.mouseplanet.com/8207/The_Secret_Origin_of_Space_Mountain
• https://www.mouseplanet.com/7135/WDWs_Space_Mountain
• https://www.mouseplanet.com/7136/WDWs_Space_Mountain
• https://waltdatedworld.com/id246.htm
• https://davelandblog.blogspot.com/2012/10/space-mountain-construction.html
• https://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2009/11/walt-disney-world%E2%80%99s-classic-space-mountain-attraction-to-reopen-with-a-few-surprises/

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