Space Mountain reviews
Theme Park Insider readers offer their ratings and reviews for Space Mountain, a roller coaster in Tomorrowland at Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom. (The minimum height to ride is 44 inches.)
Written by Robert Niles
Guests board sleek rocket trains with one-behind-another seating and blast off on an adventure through space in this indoor roller coaster. Contrary to common belief Space Mountain is not strictly a Wild Mouse roller coaster, though the custom track offers some minor simularities.
The ride was refurbished in 2010 and now offers some additional on-ride effects, as well as interactive elements in the queue. Space Mountain is not a fast coaster - the top speed is only around 28 mph - but it is twisty, with over 3G in lateral forces on some whippy turns.
No drops and no speed. Not my kind of ride. There are better themed indoor coasters in Orlando. Take Revenge of the Mummy for example. ROTM is very smooth, it goes about 45 mph, has a awesome launch, and the wait is never as long because there are never crying children holing up the line. SM is rough, goes about 27 mph, has no drops or launches, and the wait is always long because of crying children are holing up the line. 4/10 - Jaiden Cohen
This is my least favorite of the 3 versions I have been on; Paris, Disneyland, and here. It was a bit of a rough ride for a steel coaster. - Jeff Krinock
I love this ride. Having not ridden the Disneyland counterpart I have no ability to compare, but this attraction has always been great. The dark environment means that it feels less like a tinny coaster and more like a space travel experience. It's great! 9/10. - Nick McKaig
This coaster is world famous but exactly why I don't know because on the other side of the park site the better, "Big Thunder Mountain Railroad" coaster. Space Mountain is still a must, but it shouldn't be your end all, be all ride at Magic Kingdom (8/10) - Randy Miller
Unlike its updated Disneyland counterpart, the track largely hasn't changed since it opened in 1975, so you'll wait an hour and a half for what amounts to being roughly tossed around and beaten up in the dark. - Chris C.
The front seat on Space Mountain at Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom is one of the five best theme park experiences on the planet. - TH Creative
One of the few worthwhile dark rides. I think it mixes thrill and fun at just the right amount for a Disney park. Some of the queue could be updated, but it is still a classic. (9/10) - Lexi R
It is absolutely NOT better than the Disneyland version. It doesn't even have any on board music? It was a very disappointing experience. I actually found it incredibly rough, boring, lacking in special effects, and very uncomfortable. It was just "ok" for me. Not the best ride at Magic Kingdom. - Victor Rodriguez
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