By Jocelyn Buhlman
45 years ago, we first blasted off on a rip-roaring rocket into outer space when Space Mountain launched at Walt Disney World Resort’s Magic Kingdom park. This iconic attraction cuts a classic shape into the Tomorrowland skyline, and the famous dome of Space Mountain is now featured at Disney parks around the world. When this beloved attraction opened in 1975, a dedication ceremony was attended by about 2,000 guests—including several astronauts!
Throw it back to Space Mountain’s earliest days with this gallery of vintage images from the attraction’s history. Want even more retro fun? Check out our 2020 Gold Member Gift for an exclusive Space Mountain postcard featuring vintage art—plus more items celebrating the Fantastic Worlds of Disney.