Disneyland’s Space Mountain Turns 40

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Space Mountain Disneyland

While all of the excitement this Memorial Day weekend centering around the opening of Guardians of the Galaxy- Mission: BREAKOUT! A much loved Disney attraction quietly celebrated its 40th Anniversary.

One of Disney’s most popular coasters, Space Mountain first opened at Disney World’s Magic Kingdom Resort in 1975 with construction happening on the West Coast shortly thereafter.

Here’s a shot shared by Disney Parks Blog of the construction of this iconic mountain taken in 1976.

Space Mountain Disneyland

The attraction first opened at Disneyland on May 27th, 1977 where six of the original seven Mercury astronauts were in attendance :  Scott Carpenter, Gordon Cooper, Senator John Glenn, Wally Schirra, Alan Shepard, and Deke Slayton.

Since then, Space Mountain has been transformed into a few different incarnations.  From Rock It Space Mountain and Rockin Space Mountain, Space Mountain Ghost Galaxy and the Star Wars themed Hyperspace Mountain, guests to Disneyland have been able to enjoy many captivating ride experiences over the past four decades.  The last on the list, Hyperspace Mountain which is currently running at Disneyland will officially close on May 29, 2017.

Those looking for a big dose of Disney nostalgia, should head on over to Disneyland’s Space Mountain on or after June 1st when the ride officially re-opens in its classic form in a fitting birthday tribute.

Those unfamiliar with the classic version will fall in love with this journey through the cosmos.  You’ll wiz through space past constellations and shooting stars, bob and weave your way past comets and meteors and plunge into darkness on this space-aged thrill ride like no other.

So if you’re visiting Disneyland this Summer add your name to the list of over 450 million guests that have soared through space since Space Mountain opened at Disneyland 40 years ago.  Happy Birthday Space Mountain and here’s to 40 more!

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