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.
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
Not as good as California's but still one of MK's best rides. 8/10 - Christopher Sturniolo
One of the most attendet rides at Magic Kingdom sends you of to a journey into the dark space. After the queue designed as a spaceport with interactive elements such as computer games, you board your space rocket, which is one of the most comfortable coaster cars you'll ever experience. Hands down, where else will you have a seat for your own? Once seatet you pass a light tunnel and begin your ascend past mission control, before you finally blast of into space. It comes handy that your seat is comfy, the ride itself is quite rough. The coaster is one of the oldest in Florida after all. Occasional lighting effects do not lighten up the track, the sudden twists and drops will catch you off guard. Nevertheless its still great fun and quite lengthy. After arriving at your destination you'll pass a lenghty and beautifully designed post show area. - Chris W.
Good, but a little rough. 8/10 - Dominick D
I love this coaster, but the omly major problem I see with this coaster is the bad capacity. However, I think it's still one of the best indoor coaster coasters ever made. I just wish each rocket can hold more then 6 people per a car. 7.5/10. - Joey DeRosa
Great queue, but entirely too rough as a ride. Can't understand why people like this so much. - Rob Pastor
Needs to be smoothed out. Even after the recent refurb it's far too rough. - Sean Huckel
Great ride - Karly Tenney
First roller coaster and one of my favorites. A little rough BUT WHO CARES?! I love it. And the new sound effects are great. 10/10 - Bryce McGibeny
Fantastic track layout but this thing is too jarring for its own good. Still a classic. Queue is great as well. - Josh Pearson
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