Rare 1970s photos turn up of the building of Disney’s Space Mountain
SPACE MOUNTAIN AT Walt Disney World in Orlando is one of the most nostalgic rides in America.
Originally conceived by Walt Disney himself, the project was put on hold indefinitely after his death in 1966.
The attraction was eventually given the green light in the ’70s, and astronaut Gordon Cooper joined the creative team to help make the roller coaster seem more like an actual space flight.
Space Mountain was officially unveiled at the Magic Kingdom in 1975, and two years later at Disneyland in 1977. Today, it’s still one of the most popular rides and exists at all five Disney Parks around the world.