Walt Disney World: Magic Kingdom, Tomorrowland
Type of Ride
Indoor Dark Rollercoaster
Forget everything you think you know about this ride because Space Mountain is a mission of chaos. Your spaceship will incline at a 90-degree angle as it prepares for takeoff, leaving your team in suspense and filled with adrenaline. Soon, your spaceship will be blasting through the darkness of space, taking sharp turns, quick stops, and down numerous unexpected drops and dips. Is there anything you can be prepared for on this adventure? Yes, expect to constantly feel like you are going to hit everything around you.
The ride is located in Tomorrowland of Disney’s Magic Kingdom. If you go through the main entrance over the bridge, you can get to Space Mountain by walking straight nearly the entire way there. If you decide to get to Space Mountain walking from Fantasy Land, go past the Tomorrowland Speedway and take a left past the rocket ship mist dispenser.
What Age is it Best for?
I recommend ages ten and up for this ride. The majority of the time you are on this ride is spent in the dark, and there are plenty of loud noises, sharp turns, and dips that come without warning. I am a teenager who has gone on Space Mountain so many times that I’ve lost count, and yet the loud noises and unexpected drops still freak me out (The photo above confirms that).
How to Ride
You can buy a Lightning Lane pass for this ride to skip the long wait, or you can wait in the standby line. Expect to wait at least an hour in the standby line.
Will I get Motion Sickness on this Ride?
If you are prone to motion sickness, skip riding Space Mountain. In addition, I do not recommend this ride for anyone who has back, neck, heart, blood pressure, or any other issues that may be aggravated by this adventure.
What Items Can I Take on This Ride?
You can take anything on the ride, as long as it fits comfortably down at your feet or in the pouch in front of you. Everyone is required to take hats and ears off and store them in the pouches provided.
How Many People Fit in a Row?
Each cart seats one person per row, and there are three rows in total for each cart.
Can Children Ride on Your Lap?
Children cannot ride on your lap. If you wish to take kids with you on the ride, you must make sure they meet the 44″ height requirement before riding.
Are there Ride Photos Available?
The ride photo is taken near the beginning of the ride, after going through a blue tunnel. You’ll hear a shocking noise and then see a flash of light. There are ride photos available as soon as you exit the ride. You can use your magic band or park ticket to scan your photo, and it will show up in your My Disney Experience account.
You may remain in a wheelchair for the queue, but you must be able to transfer out of your wheelchair for the ride.
- Resist the urge to throw your hands up into the air! There are other Disney rides where you will get the chance to do that, but this is not one of those rides. I highly encourage anyone who wishes to ride this attraction to keep their hands inside the cart.
- Lines for Space Mountain will remain long throughout the day. Your best chance at a shorter standby wait is to be at the park before rope drop or wait and ride right before park closing.
One 26′ drop