Space Mountain Opens at Magic Kingdom
On this day in Disney History (January 15, 1975)… The Space Mountain attraction (sponsored by RCA) opens in the Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World, Florida. The grand opening festivities included a band of 2,000 high school students, fireworks and the release of 50,000 balloons. A space-themed indoor roller coaster, the first official ride is taken by Colonel James Irwin, the pilot of the Lunar Module on Apollo XV. The success of the ride will later prompt Imagineers to design a Space Mountain for Disneyland, Tokyo Disney, Disneyland Paris and Hong Kong Disneyland.
If you would like to know the entire history of the ride you can go to Wikipedia to learn more. Click here for more information