Mountain is a popular enclosed roller
coaster ride at five Disney theme parks.
the enclosed design allows controlled lighting
to selectively hide portions of the track.
This greatly increases the element of surprise
experienced by riders, which can compensate
for the absence of some of the track elements
typically required to make outdoor coasters
exciting. the roof has the distinct feature
of having the roof supports on the outside
of the roof. the reasoning was so the inside
roof would have a flat surface for projecting
stars and elements onto it. It also gives
the building a very modern look that has
stood the test of time.
Disney World's Space Mountain
was the first Space Mountain built at any
of the "Disney" parks. It was the world's
first rollercoaster ride that was completely
controlled and operated by a computer system.
It was originally conceived to be partially
outdoors, but it was changed after research
proved that the Florida weather would not
work well with the coaster. the attraction
is very different from all of the other
incarnations in that there are actually
two separate tracks (very similar in design
to Disneyland's Matterhorn Bobsleds) instead
of just the one, although both tracks on
the attraction are nearly identical. Also,
the rockets used on the Walt Disney World's
Kingdom version carry visitors single-file
instead of being side-by-side like in all
of the other Disney Space Mountain's.