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    Space Mountain

    ok i'm scared to death of roller-coasters...I was curious if Space Mountain is a "bad" or "scary" coaster, I HAVE ridden (for the first time the other day) both Mattahorn and Big Thunder Mountain Railroad...does Space differ from these two in a big way?


    I was also curious if there we're any huge drops on the ride...thanks :]

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    Re: Space Mountain

    It's very mild as coasters go. I'm willing to bet if you can handle BTMR and Matterhorn, you'll be able to handle Space Mountain. Remember that SM is a dark ride...very dark in fact, so take that into consideration. There are no huge drops on SM.

    Here's a link to a computer simulation video of the ride:
    http://video.google.com/videoplay?do...34&q=dark+ride

    Hope the above helps!

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    Re: Space Mountain

    so its similar to mattahorn and BTMR? big drops?

    ps - sorry for the dumb, stupid questions..

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    Re: Space Mountain

    the biggest drop feels as if it's only around 10 ft high, they're are hardly any g-forces. It's more similar to matterhorn except that it's extremely smooth.


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    Re: Space Mountain

    Acutually it's probably more similar the BTMRR as both have smooth transitions into curves and the drops are more smoothed out. The florida space mounain is more similar to the matterhorn with it's jerky wild ride feel. The ca space mountain is really smooth with great transitions and the drops aren't that steep except for one near the end which is about as someone said earlier 10 feet though 20 is more likely.

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    Re: Space Mountain

    wikipedia says:
    Top speed: 30.2 mph (49 km/h)
    Largest drop: 15 ft (4.6 m)


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    Re: Space Mountain

    Just sit in the front seat and keep your eyes open! The only thing to be scared about is the HUGE line you'll have to wiggle through before you blast off. Enjoy! I wish it was my first ride, so exciting!

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    Re: Space Mountain

    Quote Originally Posted by snappy
    Just sit in the front seat and keep your eyes open! The only thing to be scared about is the HUGE line you'll have to wiggle through before you blast off. Enjoy! I wish it was my first ride, so exciting!
    Fastpass can get rid of the scariest part as you mentioned

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    Re: Space Mountain

    agreed, very tame as far as coasters go. If you've been on pirates, then you're fine as far as the drops are concerned. It really is a great ride.

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    Re: Space Mountain

    It's quite mild as far as roller coasters go. The only reason some people would think it worse then it actually is is because it's in the dark and you can't really see where you're going. Definitely ask for the front seat, it's way better then any other seat on the ride.

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    Re: Space Mountain

    Its a wuss compared to others.U need to ride it u wont regret it
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    Re: Space Mountain

    Space Mountain is one of those things in life that you just have to do. There is no place that has this except Disney. My 10 year old brother was scared to go on it but then when he got off the ride he wanted to go again lol and it has been his favorite ride ever since.

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    Re: Space Mountain

    Space Mountain is more like the Matterhorn than Big Thunder, there is only a lift hill at the begining as opposed to the three on Big Thunder. It's very smooth and feels faster than it is.

    How sad is it that I've been on SM probably 25 times since it's reopened and I've yet to sit in the very front row?

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    Re: Space Mountain

    Quote Originally Posted by Anders
    How sad is it that I've been on SM probably 25 times since it's reopened and I've yet to sit in the very front row?
    On no Anders, you HAVE to sit in the front, it's the best!!! Next time you go, just request to have the front row, you may have to wait a few cars, but it's definitley worth the wait!

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    Re: Space Mountain

    Quote Originally Posted by Disneyfreak
    Space Mountain is one of those things in life that you just have to do. There is no place that has this except Disney. My 10 year old brother was scared to go on it but then when he got off the ride he wanted to go again lol and it has been his favorite ride ever since.
    That's actually somewhat funny. A friend of mine had to ride with me the 1st time (this was the old SM), and I found I liked it so much I was able to go on it 3 more times before the lines really started to form! LOL.

    I rode BTMRR in the dark for the 1st time on my last trip there, it was actually more scary than SM. There's a big drop on that one midway through the ride, I WASN'T execting that...woah.

    With SM, you are in a galaxy, surrounded with stars, planets and all sorts of other wonderful stuff, I usually focus on that more than I focus on all of the movement.

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