Space Mountain Information
Last Updated:9/29/2012 5:41:41 PM
| Space Mountain (May 1977-
| Guests are wisked through space never knowing when the next dip or turn will come in this indoor roller coaster ride in the dark.|
Posted By:disney1 (April 12, 2010 5:36 PM)
A thrilling adventure through space and time.
Posted By:coasterfreak14 (November 5, 2009 6:38 PM)
Greatest thrill ride ever! It's still my all-time favorite attraction!
Posted By:dldhistory (June 9, 2009 6:37 PM)
This is one my favorite attractions. I ride it everytime I am at the park.
Space Mountain With Speed Ramp
Removal Of Speed Ramp
Truck Delivering New Supports
Close Up Of Truck Delivering New Support
Work Being Done On The Roof
Standard Operating Procedure Manual
One early plan for the original Space Mountain had rockets orbiting the mountain on the outside, then "plunging into the blackness of space" inside. The original design was done by 1966, and got Walt's blessing, but there wasn't a control system available then that could operate it safely. By 1975, there was -- thanks in part to RCA sponsorship. This control system involves weighing each car, and considering its rolling qualities on its previous trip; which input is used to compensate for variations in passenger weight, wear, and even the different rolling qualities of the nylon wheels as they warm up over the day. Given these inputs, Space Mountain can dispatch rockets more frequently w
All personnel, clear the launch platform. All personnel, clear launch platform.
Launch Control, this is Space Venture. Radio is on.
Roger. L-V stand by.
Launch Control, L-V.
All video recorders off.
Roger. S-B-O, turn off your video recorders and focus O-S-B camera to monitor spacecraft umbilical.
O-S-B, do you read?
Command receiver checks are complete. You can print out your initial conditions.
L-V, Flight Safety.
State Reduces Fines And Citations Against Disneyland
Dateline: May 08, 2013
State regulators have reduced the fines and the number of citations against Disneyland over safety requirements for maintenance crews working on Space Mountain.
The state Division of Occupational Safety and Health last month issued fines
Space Mountain Ride At Disneyland Reopens After Safety Work
Dateline: May 03, 2013
After a three-week closure to complete safety work, the popular Space Mountain attraction at Disneyland in Anaheim reopened Friday evening.
Disneyland voluntarily closed the 36-year-old ride April 13 after state regulators investigating
Disneyland Space Mountain Remains Closed For Safety Repairs
Dateline: April 25, 2013
Disneyland's Space Mountain remains closed for safety repair work, two weeks after state regulators cited the park for hazards to maintenance workers on the outside of the attraction.
Disneyland officials, who said they have no estimate on
Disney Contractor Hit With 60,000 Dollars Fine In Connection With Worker Injury
Dateline: April 20, 2013
California safety regulators have fined a Disney contractor $60,995 after a worker was injured while cleaning the Space Mountain ride.
The California Division of Occupational Safety and Health says Los Angeles-based HSG Inc. violated
Two Disney Rides Remain Closed In Wake Of State Citations
Dateline: April 16, 2013
A ride at Disneyland and another at Disney California Adventure Park remained closed Monday as park officials worked to fix safety violations cited by the state.
Disney officials said they voluntarily closed Disneyland's Space Mountain and
Death And Injury
Jonathan Woodcock Injured When Ride Suddenly Stops
Date: July 31, 2000
A car on the Space Mountain coaster stopped suddenly when a wheel support arm came loose. The safety system on the ride, which reaches a maximum speed of about 30 mph as it winds its way through a half-mile course, »
7 Passengers Injured When Ride Suddenly Stops
Date: August 29, 2002
Space Mountain triggered a standard "cascade ride stop," which is supposed to stop the rockets, one at a time, as they enter the next brake zone. Unfortunately, one rocket shot through one of the last brake zones »
Sherrill Hoffman Sick After Ride
Date: August 14, 1979
Sherrill Anne Hoffman, ignoring the signs posted outside Space Mountain warning guests with any medical conditions to bypass such tumultuous rides, boarded Space Mountain and started to ride through it. During the ride, »
Guest Said She Injured Her Left Arm When Boarding The Ride
Date: July 15, 2009
15 year old girl said she injured her left arm when boarding the ride. She was treated at Western Medical Center Anaheim. Investigation was conducted and no safety hazards were »
Guest Said She Bumped Her Head As She Exited The Ride
Date: April 23, 2009
23 year old woman said she bumped her head as she exited the ride. The ride was operating normally. A later inspection showed no safety »
Then and Now Photo