Space Mountain Pics

Sunday, February 16, 2003 12:55 PM
Now that this story of this Doctor being injured on the head during a ride on space mountain, I was wondering if anyone has a picture of the inside of Space mountain with the lights on. Or maybe a diagram. Either Disneyworld or Disneyland would be fine.

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Monday, February 17, 2003 8:27 AM
The only picture I've seen of Space Mountain's inside was on a CD-ROM that Disney put out a couple of years ago. It was all about WDW in Florida and it had a bunch of trivia and behind the scenes stuff. It had a nice photo of Space Mountain with all the lights on, and it looked like a giant erector set.
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Monday, February 17, 2003 9:25 AM
I've got a video of a Space Mountain (DLP) evacuation, if you would like, I can upload the file.

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Monday, February 17, 2003 9:50 AM
I have some right here:

Space Mountain Pics - For the record they are from Disney World.


:)

*** This post was edited by Lord Gonchar 3/11/2003 5:58:08 PM ***

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Monday, February 17, 2003 11:37 AM
Here is a link with some pics and a video with lights on. Sorry its not much.

http://www.wdwmagicmedia.com/space.htm

Here is another link with another video of lights on SM

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

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*** This post was edited by supermandl 2/17/2003 4:42:23 PM ***

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Monday, February 17, 2003 12:14 PM
Thats the nice thing about a completely dark inside coaster, who cares about looks. It can save money.

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If you haven't rode Raging Bull in the back row you haven't lived. The feeling on that first drop cannot be explained in words!

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Monday, February 17, 2003 12:50 PM
Space Mountain looks different than I thought it would with the lights on. Why do they turn on lights anyways?

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lose one coaster, lose all coasters, than you will lose yourself

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Monday, February 17, 2003 12:50 PM
So your are saying its cheaper to build a 183 foot building around a coaster then it is to make a coaster "look nice"?

Brent who says industrial looking coaster like Deja Vu and Whizzer are very attractive.

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Da Poodle

Coming in 2003-The Spawn Of Magnum!

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Monday, February 17, 2003 6:41 PM
Good point

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If you haven't rode Raging Bull in the back row you haven't lived. The feeling on that first drop cannot be explained in words!

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Tuesday, February 18, 2003 1:00 AM
Well Monto58, it's rather hard to clean up a completely dark compound. I wouldn't recommend evacuation people in dark surrounding, because they will panic. That's why they turn the lights on..

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Dutch Coastin' :: European coasters, thrills and theming!

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Tuesday, February 18, 2003 7:55 AM
I have heard that when the emergency stop is hit, the lights turn on.

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Xperience The Xtreme

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Monday, March 10, 2003 5:49 PM
I am bringing this topic up again because, yes, when the e-stop on the ride is hit, the lights come on. I took about 10 pics from the TommorowLand Transit Authority ride the minute I learned that Space Mountain was down. As soon as I get them scanned I will start uploading them to the pics of space mountain on this site.

Cheers,

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Bob Hansen

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Monday, March 10, 2003 7:45 PM
Wow. It's amazing what a little "Disney Magic" can do to such a freaky looking coaster. It looks to have far more supports than it could possibly need, but then again it was probably a fairly revolutionary design for when it was built.

And no, i doubt the darkness concept had anything to do with hiding the aesthetic grossness of the coaster; I'm sure Disney planned it to be inside all along. What better to emphasize a space theme? (Whether or not Arrow took liberties with their design because they knew no one would see the ride is up for debate however.)

~me

PS: Random Space Mt. fact - the giant meteors that are projected onto the ceiling (at least in the FL version) are just photos of chocolate chip cookies. Mmm... no wonder why I always get hungry in that line... :)

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Monday, March 10, 2003 8:16 PM
It's so true... Yet the amazing thing is, even when you know, the effect still looks pretty darn good.

At least it does to me.

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Monday, March 10, 2003 11:58 PM
http://disneylandsource.com/sm/index.html

A few photos I shot awhile back, during one of Space Mtns daily breakdowns ;) I've done the ride a few times with the lights on, it really detracts from the ride. The only thing "scary" is the staircase that comes within a foot of the train on the 3rd-to-the-last turn! Hopefully they'll keep the darkness on Space Mtn 2.0 at Disneyland, I'd hate to see them bust out a Paris version with all the track visable.
*** This post was edited by ThePhantomLives 3/11/2003 4:59:44 AM ***

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Tuesday, March 11, 2003 12:22 PM

Were all these photos taken from TTA or did you get a special look at the ride?
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Tuesday, March 11, 2003 12:31 PM
That's Disneyland's version, theres an observation deck while your in line for the ride, you can't really see anything unless the lights are on though.
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Tuesday, March 11, 2003 12:35 PM
Space Mountain is not an Arrow, rather from the same Vekoma Predecessor as Big Thunder Mountain.

Only one Disney coaster is an Arrow to my knowledge and that is Matterhorn.

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Da Poodle

Coming in 2003-The Spawn Of Magnum!

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Tuesday, March 11, 2003 1:39 PM
I thought Big Thunder at Disneyland was Arrow

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Tuesday, March 11, 2003 2:26 PM
Matterhorn and WDW's Space Mtn are both Arrows. Iniana Jones and The Temple of Peril and Screamin are both Intamins. Primevil Whril was Rechevron and Molhulland Madness was a Mack. Every single other Disney coaster was made by Vekoma.
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