space mountain @ WDW - racing?!

Thursday, April 11, 2002 7:14 PM
rcdb lists space mountain at walt disney world as a twin ride ( http://www.rcdb.com/installationdetail267.htm ). i am sure this isnt correct as i have never come across anything else ever saying that it was a twin ride, so why is it listed as one?
thanks for any help!!
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Thursday, April 11, 2002 7:17 PM
Ir has been a while since I have been there, but I seem to remember two loading areas...

Could be a twin...


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Thursday, April 11, 2002 7:18 PM
could it be like B&M flyers with 2 loading stations, but only 1 track if you get what i mean?
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Thursday, April 11, 2002 7:20 PM
It's 2 identical coasters under one roof. I believe they are mirror images.

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- Peabody

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Thursday, April 11, 2002 7:21 PM
wow, i never knew that! are they launched like the disneyland paris one or not?
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Thursday, April 11, 2002 7:41 PM

not launched.....one side has more track only because it's further from the lift hill.

but yes...mirror images of each other.

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Thursday, April 11, 2002 7:52 PM
do they actually race, or do they just dispatch when they are ready?
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Thursday, April 11, 2002 7:53 PM

Neither are launched, and have no inversions in them, like Paris' version.

Is every space mountain different?

I know Disneyland's, WDW's and DLP's are, but I don't know the layout of Tokyo Disneyland's Space Mountain. Anyone have a better idea?

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Thursday, April 11, 2002 8:04 PM
Wow, have to admit the most fascinating thing to me is that WDW's coasters are probably the most-visited, least-discussed, and so many folks have their first experences on their coasters. Guess all the Mouse lovers are on some other sites...hmmm. Also, kinda weird I've never been to any of their other parks...that must be remedied in June. COASTERCON!

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Thursday, April 11, 2002 8:08 PM
while we are on this subject, what is the matterhorn?
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Thursday, April 11, 2002 8:48 PM

Matterhorn Bobsleds is a twin tracked rollercoaster at Disneyland. You sit in "bobsleds", You start off the ride going up a really steep, pitch black lift. Then you start the ride, pick up speed, are constantly going in and out of the "mountain", go past a couple of waterfalls, 2 abominable snowmen, and splash down in a small lake. It is very fun, some say it is a little rough, but i really liked it. It was the first steel tubular tracked coaster, and was built in 1959, major improvements were made in 1978.

Yes, Space Mtn. has 2 separate tracks, one is named (i believe) Alpha, and the other Omega, i am not sure which side is which.

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Thursday, April 11, 2002 10:06 PM

I have been waiting for this topic to come up.

Yeah only the WDW version is a double. And no its not a racer. They dispatch when ready. Tokyo is similar to DL, while DLP is launched and totally different.

Big Thunder Mountain layout is different at all locations, but retains some same show elements.

Matterhorn is unique to DL, of course.

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Friday, April 12, 2002 6:49 AM
Are there any pics of Space Mountain on the web with the lights on? I remember riding the people mover or whatever that thing is called that goes through space mountain and the lights were on and you could see the track and everything. The ride went so quick that I didnt get the camera up in time to get a pic.

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Friday, April 12, 2002 8:02 AM

Here is a small video of space mountain lit up.

http://www.intercotwest.com/gallery/mSpace.asp

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Friday, April 12, 2002 8:07 AM

Here is another clip.

http://www.disney.force9.co.uk/space.htm

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Friday, April 12, 2002 8:11 AM

CoasterFanMatt said: but I don't know the layout of Tokyo Disneyland's Space Mountain. Anyone have a better idea?



I got two rides on the Tokyo version. It seems to be identical to the DL version minus the on-ride soundtrack.

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Friday, April 12, 2002 8:20 AM

Space Mountains tracks are two totally different track layouts. When you go in, if you go the the right, you are riding a roller coaster with mostly helixes, but if you go to the left, you are riding a roller coaster with hills. So they are in no way twins, the only thing that makes them similar is the locations of the stations, styles of the trains, and locations of the lift hill.

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Friday, April 12, 2002 9:48 AM

So if you rode both sides that would be two coasters? :)

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Friday, April 12, 2002 11:02 AM
SidewinderCSC, Space Mountain tracks are mirror images of each other. Both incorporate the same elements. The only difference is that they are mirrors. One track is 10 feet longer because of the track between the unloading and loading areas is a little longer.

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Friday, April 12, 2002 11:27 AM
When I was little, like the first time I rode the ride it boke down while I was almost boarding and all the lights came on. It was really cool but back then I would have never thought to have taken pictures.
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