Space Mountain 30th Anniversary

Disneyland Space Mountain Station

Space Mountain is one of the most famous Disney attractions. It is in all but one of the Disney Resorts and there are major differences in each version.

Today is the 30th Anniversary of Disneyland's Space Mountain.

Following the creation of the Matterhorn Bobsleds, Space Mountain began development for Disneyland. Original plans called for a much larger attraction than Disneyland could support requiring technology that did not yet exist, so they were shelved.

Eventually, they were developed into the Disney World version of the attraction. Then an entirely separate and technologically superior version was developed for Disneyland. This is also the version that continues to operate in Disneyland, Tokyo Disneyland, and Hong Kong Disneyland.

This version still keeps parts of its classic version, despite numerous upgrades over the years, including the classic safety video.

It also received a major queue upgrade, replacing the former Starcade with a new interior queue room featuring a retro-futuristic spaceship design aesthetic.

This attraction will continue to grow and change for years to come. Even as rumors come of changes to Tomorrowland, this appears to be the one safe attraction, here to take guests to space and back for likely decades.